A few months ago, I started thinking about different ways to improve my family's experience. I wanted to expose them to new cultures and new ideas, so I started talking with my employer about opportunities abroad. I was able to find a few different places that offered great jobs within my company, so I took a position and told my family we were moving. They were really amazing to work with, and before we knew it, we were packing to move. This blog is all about creating memories while moving, and the benefits of relocation. Check out this website for more information.
If you have an upcoming long distance move planned, you will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to properly prepare for it. This way, you will not be under as much stress or have too many things go wrong during this process. The smoother this transition is for you and your loved ones, the sooner you will be able to fully settle into your new home. Follow these tips to get started:
Double Check The Utilities At The New Home
You will want to make sure that the utilities are on at the new home for at least a couple of days before you will be arriving with all of your things. This will allow you to double check everything to ensure that there is nothing malfunctioning. After all, you will want to have such issues, such as a bad toilet, addressed before you move in. The last thing you want to do is to move all of the way there, realize at the last minute that something is wrong, and then have to wait a few days before someone can come make the appropriate repairs. If you are not able to check the condition of the utilities before you arrive with the moving truck, ask a friend, family member, your real estate agent, or your landlord to check on your behalf.
Get Every Box And Bag Properly Labeled
Do not make the mistake of assuming that you can simply take a peak into the box to see what's in it so you know where it goes. You would be surprised how much time that can take, especially when your movers will just want to grab the boxes and put them in the house. By securing a large and easily readable label to the box, with one quick glance everyone will be able to know where the boxes and bags go. This will help you save a lot of time when it does come down to putting things away, as everything will at least be in the proper rooms.
Hire A Long Distance Moving Company
Even if you still want to pack up all of your own belongings, you might want to consider hiring a professional moving company to drive one of their moving trucks for you. This way, you will not have to worry about being responsible for the very large truck. You can simply focus on driving your own personal vehicle to the new home instead of having to attach it to a car dolly.