I80 W directional sign for long distance moving from Rockford

You should never go into a move with your eyes closed, and that’s especially true when it comes to long distance moves. A lot can go wrong when you move over 100 miles away from home!

Our Rockford long distance moving company has been in business for over 150 years so you can bet we know a thing or two about planning a move that takes you across state lines. Here are the top tips from O'Mara Moving for making your long distance move a success.

Utilize Storage Services

Planning a long-distance move can create a lot of anxiety and stress, especially when it comes to packing everything in boxes. If you want to get started early, it means putting up with boxes strewn all over your home. In addition, moving into your new location can be a hassle if you’re trying to live around boxes for the first few days or weeks.

A long distance move is much easier when you choose Rockford long distance movers that offer short- and long-term storage services. That way you can pack and unpack on your own time without tripping over boxes when you’re trying to arrange the furniture.

Know What to Pack Last

It’s a good idea to start by packing all that stuff you don’t use very often, like knickknacks and books, but do you know what items you should pack last?

Before you start packing, make a list of the things you will pack last. Then, make sure you pack all that stuff in a well-labeled box so it can be unpacked first at your new location. A few ideas of things to include in that box include:

  • Phone chargers
  • Tablets and laptops
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Basic tools

Hire Professional Movers

The very best tip when moving a long distance is to turn to Rockford long distance moving companies, and there’s no doubt that O'Mara Moving is your best choice. We know how to execute a stress-free long-distance relocation not only because of our impressive history, but also because we're an agent of North American Van Lines. We can even plan and execute moves for both residential and commercial customers!

Give us a call and add O'Mara Moving to your moving team or learn more about our services by filling out our online form to get started with a free estimate.