Preparing for Long Distance Moves
Pre-Package your Belongings
Pre packaging your belongings is vital for a quick load time when the movers are at your house. The more time they spend at your house, the fewer hours of daylight they have to move while on the road.
Pack them Pack your objects into two rubrics. You don’t want the boxes to exceed 50 pounds; you do want all the items to be packed tightly so try and buy bubbles wrap, newspaper,s, etc.
Tag Them The easiest way to manage your objects for when you move in is to tag them. Make sure they are all properly tagged and coded with their corresponding rooms.
Organize the Belongings for Accessibility
Pre packaging doesnt mean anything if the movers cannot efficiently move the boxes onto the cars promptly.
Like Tagged Objects The tagged items should be organized together, this will not only make it easier for the moving companies to decide where exactly everything belongs but it will make it easier for loading the truck up as well.
Big stuff on the Side Equally accessible and to the side. Anything large like furniture and couches should be easy for the moving company to decide how the truck will be packed. By isolating the objects, it becomes much easier for the moving company to decide precisely where it shall go on the truck.
Completely Remove Belongings Any objects of possible value should be removed and put to the side and if possible brought with you in a separate vehicle. This reduces the risk and cost of insurance in the longrun.
Coordinate the Movers
Finally the movers should be just as in the know as you are and coordinating move times with them can reduce costs over time.
Set a Time You ant to make sure the times are ideal and coordinate with each other correctly. If you can beat rushes and traffic then you are in a good place.
Prepare for Traffic Preparing for traffic is vital. Sometimes it is more cost effective to wait and grab lunch than to try and drive during a rush hour.
Move on your Way Once everyone is on the road, it’s time to break away from the pack and do whatever you need to do.
Managing Costs for the Travel and Distance
Firstly, the distances are a big deal. The gas mileage for trucks isn’t very good, plus the amount of time and days that the movers will need to spend away from their home is an additional cost that can wear them down over time and pad your budget.
Every night spent will often include a budget for eating and sleeping expenses. Most of these people will try and coordinate this to be as cost effective as possible, but sometimes these can be a surprise expense.
Finally, if you are moving and your room isn’t quite ready yet, then you are risking a problem with storage. If you are having a problem with storage, then you can coordinate working with your moving company to find the ideal place for everything.
What do you need to do for Interstate Moving?
Map out your Trip in lengths of 100 Miles
You should be mapping out your trip in lengths of 100 miles. Then when you reach every 100 miles take a break and stretch your legs for about 10 minutes. When it comes to long distance moving some of us, have to drive for hundreds of miles, and you want to be sure to take care of your body.
When you are stretching, most people think it is purely about your upper and lower body. However, you want to put a majority of your stretching time to the lower back and the muscles that link to it. The lower back is responsible for how you will feel for most of the drive, and if you let it become too tired or irritated, it can affect your mood and even give you headaches.
Next, drink some coffee. If youre not a coffee drinker, try a tea. But drink something that keeps you activated during your move. Most people wont feel falling asleep at the wheel coming on, with these caffeine-based drinks, you will significantly reduce your chances of sleep driving.
With The moovers, it is always the best time to move. Our experienced moving consultation and our top-of-the-line trucks help provide a moving service that is unique and efficient no matter what the condition of the move is in. If you are ready to sit back and relax while we move your stuff for you, give us a call!