Long-Distance MovingIf you’re gearing up for long-distance moving, there are a few things you should keep in mind to help make your move easier. If you’ve partnered with the right long-distance moving company, that will go a long way to ease your burden and make your transition easier, but there are still a few things you can do on your end to ensure a seamless transition.

If you are having your moving company do your packing for you, don’t forget to set aside items you might need during the weeks you are away from your belongings– things like driver’s licenses, passports, birth certificates, bank statements, checks, computers or anything you might need when you are trying to set up house in a new location. Depending on the company and your specific shipment, it could be a month or even more before you see your belongings, and then you’ll have to dig through boxes to find them. So plan ahead and figure out what you’ll need before your shipment arrives.

Don’t let your movers pack any food or liquids. This means you should get them all out of the house before your movers arrive. Your movers will pack everything in your home, so be sure to take out anything you don’t want in your shipment. Food and liquids tend to cause trouble, especially in long-distance moves. No matter how well-sealed liquids are, they can leak or break and cause damage to surrounding belongings. Food can attract bugs and vermin into your shipment.

Well-labeled boxes will make moving in a lot less painful. You can ask your movers to label boxes by room and even have a “Day 1” box with essentials that you want access to as soon as possible. Preferred Moving Company, LLC is the perfect partner for long-distance moving, and we will help make your move as easy and hassle-free as possible.