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6 Tips For Moving Long Distance That Will Make Your Life Easier – Sell My House Now USA

Moving can be tough no matter how far you are going. But moving a long distance can add additional stresses and a sense that you are jumping into the unknown.

To keep the process as easy and manageable as possible, we’ve put together some great tips for moving a long distance in Florida.

1) Pack like a pro:

Tips For Moving Long Distance - packingWhen it comes to packing your possessions efficiently, there are several clever tricks you can utilize. One of these is to consider wrapping up your clothes in dresser drawers if it makes sense in your situation. This not only saves on packing materials but also keeps your clothes organized and protected during the move. Additionally, when packing boxes, make sure not to leave any loose space. Fill up any gaps with smaller items or packing materials to ensure that your belongings are snug and secure, reducing the risk of damage during transportation.

Pack items within each other. For example, put your silverware inside your Tupperware. Wrap linens and towels up in black trash bags, and use them to pad boxes.

It might not be glamorous, but it is a great way to be efficient, and efficiency is key when preparing for a big move.

2) Downsize: 

Now is the perfect moment to declutter your life in preparation for a new beginning. Even if your new home is similar in style to your current one, you won’t want to carry all your belongings with you. This is the ideal opportunity to part ways with items that no longer bring you joy. Whether you choose to sell them or give them away, clearing out the unnecessary possessions will not only make your move easier but also create space for new memories and experiences in your fresh environment.

Moving can be a daunting task, often involving a myriad of boxes filled with possessions that may or may not have seen the light of day in months. It’s a common scenario where individuals pack up everything, only to realize later that they are still surrounded by boxes left unopened. This situation raises a crucial question: if an item hasn’t been unpacked or missed, is it truly necessary or cherished? The experience of moving offers a unique perspective on our possessions, prompting us to reconsider the value and purpose of each item. It underscores the idea that if something doesn’t bring joy or serve a practical function, it may be time to let go. This process of decluttering not only lightens the physical load but also contributes to a more mindful and intentional way of living, where we prioritize what truly matters to us.

Also, if furniture costs more to ship than it’s worth, you might want to consider leaving it behind.

3) Take heed when hiring movers:

Always keep sentimental items and valuables, such as jewelry, with you if possible. For items of value, that you won’t be moving on your own, have the items insured in case they become lost or damaged.

Make sure to mark boxes with name and address as many big moving companies will move several families items on one big truck.

4) If possible, drive your car:

See the county (or state) and make it an adventure. Shipping a car can be expensive and can have ambiguous dates of arrival. Many shipping companies wait until they have many cars to move, before getting your car loaded up and on the road. Being in a new city, without transportation will get very frustrating, very fast.

Being in a new city, without transportation will get very frustrating, very fast.

5) Be prepared to buy some new things:

As with any move, there are always things you will inevitably need when moving into your new home. Think a new dish drainer, silverware organizer, paper towel holder and other similar items.

Plan ahead and stash a little cash away for these purchases. You don’t want to add any additional stress to the move by worrying about buying the little things you will need to make your house a home.

6) Be patient and give it a week or two:

When you find yourself in a new town, it is more than just physically settling into your new house. You must settle in emotionally too. It will take a couple of weeks to really feel comfortable in your new town.

Get to know the area, and do some exploring. Be patient and you will feel right at home in no time.

Are you looking to relocate without any stress? Give Sell My House Now USA a call now at (239) 360-3176 or fill out this form, and we will be in touch right away!

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