It doesn’t matter where you’re going, moving is always a tough thing to do. But the difficulty increases tenfold with every mile you put between where you’re coming from, and where you’re moving to. That’s why, as your Rockford long distance moving company, O’Mara Moving came up with a list of the best tips to make your long distance move easier.
Make a Moving Plan
Your move requires keeping track of a lot of moving parts – literally – so start coordinating early. Book your Rockford long distance movers as soon as you know your timeline for moving, and with the help of our O’Mara move coordinators, you can create a moving plan so that no detail goes unaddressed.
Don’t Skimp on Moving Boxes and Packing Materials
Most Rockford long distance moving companies don’t supply moving and packing materials for you, though some offer supplies at a discounted price. Make sure to stock up on sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper – the longer your items are on the road, the more likely they are to break, so it’s especially important that you and your movers pack everything securely within materials made specifically for moving.
To-Do Lists Are Your Friend
Moving is overwhelming, and there’s a lot to keep track off, so don’t stress yourself out relying on your memory – write down everything that has to be done as it comes to you, and prioritize according to when it needs to be done – before the move, on move day, or after you’re unpacking.
Be Aware of the Weather
No matter what time of year you’re moving, you’ll want to know what the weather is going to be like as you move your items from the truck to your home. Is it supposed to rain? Will it be very hot or very cold? Prepare accordingly – call ahead to get your utilities turned on at your new home so you can have heat or AC, make sure you have a game plan for getting furniture and boxes into the house nice and dry, and keep plenty of water on hand.
Keep the Kiddos Busy
Little ones won’t be much help with heavy lifting or unpacking items, so make sure they stay out from underfoot with a little bit of entertainment. Pack their toys in an easy-access, easily recognizable container (clear containers work great for this), and designate a space in the new home where they can unpack their toys and entertain themselves.
Long distance moving is a lot of work, but with these tips, it doesn’t have to be a pain. When you’re ready to start your long distance move, contact O’Mara Moving & Storage to be your helpful long distance movers in Rockford!