Moving across the state or to the other end of the country can be exciting, but there are challenges that come along with it. Local moves are difficult enough. Long distance moves can be even more complicated. Moving a long distance takes a lot of work and coordination. That’s why you need a trusted moving company that is used to handling the challenge. Let Watford Moving & Storage help you with your moving experience. Let’s take a look at some of the issues surround long-distance moves.
Challenges of Long Distance Moving
You will face many challenges when moving a long distance. This isn’t an ordinary move. Below is a list of challenges that you will want to consider.
Hiring a moving company
Make sure that you do your research before you hire a moving company. Not all companies are the same. Shop around and look for a good value, but take into consideration their reputation. Some movers don’t take the time or have the patience that is needed in moving your belongings. This can result in damage as well as loss.
It can be hard to get rid of items that you own, but it can become overwhelming moving everything that you have collected over the years. Packing countless items takes so much time and you probably won’t need them once you get settled into your new place, not to mention the cost of moving everything. Before you even begin to pack, get rid of clutter and donate items that you haven’t used in years.
Label your boxes
Clearly labeling your boxes will make the transition into your new home so much easier. You can put the boxes in the correct rooms right away. You shouldn’t have to dig through box after box looking for anything.
Use the correct packaging materials
If you are packaging your items yourself, make sure that you use the proper packaging techniques so that your items don’t get broken. Also, make sure that the boxes that you are using are able to handle the long journey.
Keep important documents and items accessible
Always make sure that important documents and items can easy to be found. Do not send these items with the mover. It is a good idea to purchase a portable file box to keep these items safe with you.
Moving with your pets
A move can be very stressful on your pet. To make things easier, plan out the trip ahead of time making sure that you make plenty of stops along the way. Don’t forget to bring along any medication as well as plenty of food and water for your pet.
Moving your family
Moving is stressful for everyone. By keeping organized and planning ahead, you can help to ease the stress. Bring along snacks, activities, and things to make sure that everyone is comfortable. Keep all important medication and paperwork handy just in case a situation arises where you may need these. Always have an emergency kit available just in case someone would get hurt.
Plan your mode of transportation
Your movers will take care of moving all of your belongings, but you need to make plans on how you are going to get to your new home.
We Can Help
At Watford Moving & Storage, we can help take some of the stress of moving off you. You don’t have to do everything yourself. We can show you how easy moving can be and we can even pack your belongings for you. We take pride in the services that we offer and we know that you will be satisfied with our results.
We will work directly with you to ensure that the moving process goes as smoothly as possible. We want your experience to be hassle-free, and we want your things to be waiting for you when you arrive at your new home.
Contact Us Today for a Free Quote
Here at Watford Moving and Storage, we have been helping people in the Santa Clarita and Los Angeles areas move for over 20 years. In over two decades, we have come across many different challenges and have gained experience from each one of them. If you are planning a long distance move, contact us today for your free quote. You can reach our office at 888-928-4424 or use our online form to request more information.