Preparation Tips For A Possible Cross-Country Move

Posted on: 18 May 2017

While the idea of moving your entire life so far likely gives you anxiety, the reality is that a long-distance move really doesn't have to be as bad as you might imagine. Even though you still need some time to think about a big move, there are many things you can do to make the process a lot easier if you decide to make the leap, including each of these tips:

1. Start Using Up All Food, Household Cleaners, and Toiletries in Your Current Home

If you are like most people, you probably have a lot of food products lingering in your cupboards, half-empty cleaning product bottles under every sink, and a drawer full of trial size toiletry products you plan to use someday. Well, someday has finally arrived!

At the first hint that you might make a cross-country move, start using up everything in your home before purchasing similar products. Since you cannot safely move most food or household cleaners, you can save yourself some money in the months before your move if you make an effort to use up all of those currently in your home. You might be pleasantly surprised how long you can go without having to buy something like shampoo or laundry soap after you start this process.

Tip: Start Actively Purging Your Living Space of Unwanted Items

Since moving a long distance is expensive and you will be paying for each item you choose to move, it is to your advantage to start purging your belongings as soon as possible. The easiest way to do this is to take one area of your home and walk through and identify any items that should be tossed into the trash or donated to charity. Place the trash into your garbage can and place the charity donation items in a box and put them immediately in your car. Work on a new area of the house each day and before long you will be left with just the items you want to move or those you want to sell just prior to moving.

Tip: Contact Some Long-Distance Moving Companies for a Quote

Finally, once you have pared down your possessions and have a clear idea of how much stuff you will be moving, then contact some long-distance moving service professionals and ask them to come out and give you a quote. Make sure that you obtain multiple quotes and then compare them to each other before making a final decision about who will move your belongings.