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How To Prepare For A Long Distance Move

Your Long Distance Move with Skyline Moving Service

Moving to a new home, especially a long distance away, can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Proper preparation is key to ensuring that the move goes as smoothly as possible. Hiring Skyline Moving Service can help take some of those burdens off of you, as we are trained to handle the move’s logistics and safely transport your belongings to your new home. This article will cover the various steps you should take to prepare for a long-distance move with our professional movers.

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Declutter and organize your possessions

Before our movers arrive, it is important to declutter and organize your possessions. This will make packing more manageable and help save on moving costs as you will be paying for the weight of your belongings. Go room by room and remove any items you no longer need or use. You can donate, sell, or throw away these items. Then, organize the things that you will be taking with you. Finally, consider the best way to pack them for your move.

Gather necessary packing materials (if packing yourself)

Once you have decluttered and organized your possessions, gathering the necessary packing materials is next. This will typically include boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and other protective materials. You can purchase these materials from Skyline Moving Service, a moving supply store, or online. Make sure to have enough materials to pack all of your belongings properly.

Make arrangements for special items

For your larger or more fragile items, you may need to make special arrangements for their transport. This may include hiring a separate company to handle the packing of certain items. Examples of fragile items include pool tables, pianos, or other large musical instruments. Purchasing additional insurance for valuable items is a great idea as well. If you have pets or vehicles that need to be transported, make sure to make arrangements for their transport as well.

Set up utilities and services at your new location

Before you move out of your current home, it is important to coordinate the transfer of your utilities and services to your new location. This includes electricity, gas, water, internet, and cable. Contact the relevant service providers to set up the transfer and make sure that everything will be set up and ready to go when you arrive at your new home.

Set up temporary housing, if necessary

If you are moving a long distance away and will not be able to move directly into your new home, you may need to set up temporary housing. This could be a hotel, Airbnb, or other rental property. In addition,  make sure to research and book your temporary housing well in advance.  This will ensure availability when you arrive at your new location.

Make a plan for the moving day

Lastly, on the day of the move, it is important to have a plan in place. This will help to stay organized and coordinate with our team. Make sure to have a clear idea of what needs to be packed and loaded onto the moving truck. It can also be helpful to have a designated area for our movers to easily access the items that need to be loaded. Also, have a checklist of everything that needs to be done on moving day to ensure that nothing is forgotten.

In conclusion, proper preparation is key to a successful long-distance move. By decluttering and organizing your possessions, gathering necessary packing materials, making arrangements for special items, setting up utilities and services at your new location, and setting up temporary housing if necessary, you can help ensure that the move goes smoothly. Smooth and stress-free moves are what we aim to provide every time. So when you book with Skyline Moving Service, be prepared for a smooth and stress-free move!


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