The Long Haul: Planning for a Long Distance Move

Monday, July 3, 2017, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Moving from your current home or apartment to your next home or apartment is one of the hardest things a person can do.

It may be even more difficult if you have kids, pets or have to travel a long distance.

However, there are many ways in which a parent can make a move easier no matter how far that person must travel. 

The Long Haul, Planning for a Long Distance Move

  • Plan the Move Far In Advance

    You should start planning your move the second that you know it is happening.

    This may be the day that you get a new job, the day that you decide not to renew a lease or the day that you buy a home.

    Doing so may give you several weeks or months to start going through your stuff and determining who is going to help with different aspects of your transition. 

  • Is Anyone Going to Stay Behind?

    For couples with young children, it may be best to have one person stay with the kids and the other go to where the new home is.

    This may be helpful because the person who heads out to the new home first can get the truck packed and unpacked without worrying about the kids crying or getting in the way.

    The other parent can stay behind and clean the apartment or look for any small items that may need to be taken from the old family home.

  • Use a Professional Moving Company

    It may also be a good idea to hire a professional moving company like Wheaton World Wide Moving or someone similar from your area to help with the transition to a new home.

    Professional movers will have a truck large enough to transport everything in one trip, which is beneficial when moving to a new city or state.

    Professionals will also be able to lift and move heavy or awkward items for you as well as setup your home even if they get there before you.

  • Where Will You Stay at Night?

    If the move will take several days, it may be a good idea to book a hotel or rent an RV to sleep in.

    Furthermore, you should call ahead to have the light and heat turned on in your home so it is ready to go when you first arrive.

Moving hundreds or thousands of miles from your current home is an arduous task no matter how well you plan for it.

However, a good plan combined with the right amount of help can make the transition as smooth as possible.

Author BIO

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.

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