How to Plan for your Long Distance Move

Man sealing a cardboard boxMoving houses can be very stressful, let alone moving to a whole new city or state. You would have to plan your move carefully especially if it entails a lot of fragile items, which is why experts at Colonial Van Lines will give you some tips on how to properly arrange your long distance move.

How do I Downsize my Home Items?

Most moving companies will charge you based on the total weight of the items that need to be shipped. Before packing all of your things, make sure to take a hard and long look at all of them and decide which ones you will use and need and which ones you can donate.

Grab a couple of boxes and separate the things that you do not need any more from the ones that you need to bring with you.

Another thing that you can do is to hold a garage sale before you move. These things can be a treasure for some people and if you want to dispose of the items quickly, then lower the price of each one.

When Should I Consider Moving?

If you are not in a hurry and you are flexible enough to delay your move, then go ahead and do so. Moving companies tend to increase their prices, which is during the summer.

If you can, plan your move around winter, spring, or fall. These are considered off-seasons when it comes to moving and would help you save a lot of bucks with shipping costs.

How Should I Label my Boxes?

Label your boxes by room. This will make it easier for you to unpack and you would know where to place each box once the moving company has dropped them in your new home.

You should also make a list of what items are inside each box to make sure that you would know where to place each one. Sure, this may be time-consuming and will make your packing process a little bit longer, but it will save some time during unpacking, plus, it would be a lot easier for you to unpack once you get to your new home.

Doing your research beforehand can save you lots of bucks and time. If you have no time to pack, then go ahead and enlist the help of a packing company. Most moving companies offer packing services as well, so make sure to take advantage of that.