Quick Tips to Get Started Planning Your Move

Sep 9, 2019 | Tips

Moving your family, and your belongings over a long distance can be a jarring and difficult experience. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

The key to making sure that your long-distance move is as smooth and painless as possible is developing a plan that can help keep you on track through each step of the moving process. If you make an effort to stay organized right from the start, then there is a much smaller risk of getting overwhelmed by the growing number of tasks that will all need to be taken care of.

Even the small step of deciding to pack up one or two boxes a day ahead of your move date can have a big impact on how everything unfolds. To help make this challenging transition easier, Element Moving Company rounded up important moving tips to help you prepare for your upcoming cross-country move

Purge What You Can Part With

Perspective can play a big part in how you approach the moving process. Spend time ahead of the move to map out a plan to help keep yourself on track later. The most stressful part of moving is often not having enough time to do everything.

Sort through your belongings and make sensible decision about what to keep, what to throw away, and what to donate. We all of a section of clothes in our closet  that we haven’t actually worn in years! 

Although it is sometimes hard to let go of the belongings we have accumulated over the years, it can also be a refreshing and rewarding experience to clean out those closets, cupboards, and shelves to lighten your load. 

Pack One Room at a Time

Focus on packing up one room at a time so that all your belongings are more organized, and also so that the unpacking process will be easier down the road. By keeping your boxes and containers properly labeled, and grouped by room, it will be much easier to unpack later. More importantly, it will save you from having to search through every box for that missing item you need once you move into your new home.

Create a List of Important Tasks

Taking the time to create a list of tasks that need to be finished before the move.  Use a standard notebook or day planner to write down all the things that need to be done, in chronological order. This can when to start packing, notify your bank, change your postal address and notify your job. If you have a family, you’ll need to inform their schools, and contact their new school to determine what documents they need to transfer. 

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Hire Professional Movers

Although many people prefer to tackle the process of moving by themselves, choosing to hire professional movers can be a huge relief both mentally and physically. Element Moving & Storage in Dallas, Texas, takes pride in making certain that all the belongings in a client’s home are treated with the utmost care and respect they deserve, and we are always ready to handle the heavy lifting that can be a huge part of the stress associated with a big move. To learn more about how we can help you handle a long-distance move, be sure to contact our office today.