7 Ways to Prepare for a Long-Distance Move

Moving across the country is different than moving across the city or state. A long-distance move requires quite a bit of pre-planning to go off without a hitch. Here are seven ways to prepare for your long-distance move.

Be Organized with Your Packing

Dedicate a box for items that you will need right away after moving into your new home. Mark each box with your name, the room where it will go, and a short description of what is in the box. Don’t forget to number each box, because it will make it easier to see right away if a box is missing. Labeling the boxes with your name will help make them easier to track.

Do a Purge

There is no sense in paying to move items that you will have no use for in your new location. If you’re moving to a warmer locale, you probably aren’t going to need winter clothing. The same goes for kitchen items or clothing that you will realistically never use again. Throw out, sell, or donate unused and unwanted items instead of wasting time packing them up and moving them.

Pack Your Boxes for the Long Haul

Being your belongings may spend several days on a truck, you will want to make sure everything is packed appropriately for the trip. This means using special boxes meant for storing and moving items like dishes, stemware, and your electronics.

Plan How You Will Get to Your New Home

You will need to figure out how you and your family will get to your new home. If you choose to drive, you will need to determine whether you will need to stay in a hotel during your travel. Don’t forget to plan a budget for gas, food, and hotels during your trip.

Do Your Homework When Choosing a Mover

You will want to select a mover that has experience with long-distance moves. The mover you choose should be licensed, registered, and bonded. Inquire about the insurance offered to protect your belongings. If you require additional insurance, make sure to purchase it ahead of time so that you are fully covered.

Investigate Your Move-In Situation Before the Move

Because items may be transported via a larger truck, you will want to find out if the roads to your home allow for bigger trucks, like a tractor trailer. If they don’t, your move may require the use of a shuttle service, which could cost more. You will want to check to see if your new city will require your mover to have a parking permit. If you’re moving into a condo or apartment, check with the building manager to see if movers are only allowed in the building on certain days or times.

Find Out Your Delivery Date or Window

Not all moving companies will provide an exact delivery date. Instead, they could give you a delivery window that could be 20 days or longer. Make sure you have enough essentials, such as clothing and other personal items for you and your family to get by until your belongings arrive at your new home.

Schedule Long-Distance Moving in MD, DC & Northern VA

Georgetown Moving and Storage Company is a highly professional moving company that is experienced with long-distance moves. We are licensed, registered, bonded, and insured with the maximum level of liability insurance. You will be given a flat long-distance moving rate so there’s no surprises. They guarantee a delivery time that is one to three days after your belongings are picked up. With Georgetown, you can rest assured that your long-distance move is in good hands with experienced professionals.

Contact Georgetown Moving and Storage Company or call (703) 466-0575 today to schedule long-distance moving to or from the DC metro area!