When a long distance move is sprung on a family suddenly it can quickly become stressful. Not all moves are last minute and most families can take their time packing. However, when you have less than a month or even just a few weeks’ notice, it may seem impossible to pack and prepare for a move in such a short period of time. Sky Van Lines Moving will share a few tips on how to manage a long distance move with very short notice.
Seek a Moving Company
When you have to move and only have a short period of time, seek a professional moving service. You will want to schedule them as soon as you can. Sometimes moving services can get booked up, especially during the summer season. Make sure if you are moving long distances that you hire a company that provides long distance moves. A moving company can help shorten the work of loading and unloading the moving truck which helps you dedicate more time to packing.
Be Organized when Moving
Usually when you have to move in a hurry, items become disorganized and often that is when items go missing or get broken. When packing keep each room’s items packed together. Often it is recommended to use the same size moving boxes which helps make loading more efficient. However, when it comes to packing heavy items, use smaller boxes–especially items like glass plates and other fragile items. Make sure to also label each box by room and content which helps the moving company load and unload the boxes correctly. It is important to load heavier items on the bottom and fragile items on the top.
Communication when Moving Long Distance
It is important to communicate with the moving service. If there are any items that you have concerns about such as antiques, paintings, expensive equipment and pieces of furniture such as pianos, be sure to tell the moving service. Often additional loading equipment may be required to ensure the preservation of the items. Some companies even provide custom crating which needs to be done before the move. If you wish to have fragile items crated, make sure to contact the moving company as soon as possible.
Do a Moving Day Walk Through
During moving day, and as items are being loaded, nothing will give you more piece of mind then a final walk through of the home. Take your time as you walk through every room in the home and yard to make sure nothing is left behind. After everything has been loaded, you are ready to head to your new home.
Stay in Touch with Family when Moving Out of State
In some cases the family may not travel with the moving truck, especially during a long distance move. In some cases the family may fly to prepare their new home before the movers arrive. Make sure you leave the moving service your cell number or new home phone. Additionally, make sure to even provide the new address just in case, and even an email address. In the event of an accident or delay due to traffic conditions or weather, make sure the moving company can contact you.
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If you must move long distances in a hurry, don’t stress. Contact Sky Van Lines Moving. We provide long distance moving services, custom crating, and more. To schedule our services, contact Sky Van Lines today.