Efficient Long Distance Relocation
Moving house from one side of town to the other is a huge effort, but when moving an even greater distance the pressure can intensify. The process is essentially the same: either way you have to pack all your lifelong possessions into boxes. The key difference is the distance that those boxes will have to travel. For long distance relocation, these tips will make the process efficient and achievable.Planning AheadThis step is an absolutely key element in any move, particularly one of long distance. Make sure you know where your next dwelling will be and plan what you will move with you accordingly. Are you upsizing to a larger house, or downsizing to an apartment in the city where you won’t need a guest bedroom set? Consider the natural environment as well. If you are moving to a cold climate, keep all warm clothes, but if going somewhere warmer you can afford to lose bulky coats and sell them or donate them to charity.Develop a system in which you decide what items you want to keep, sell, donate or throw in the trash. As you go through your belongings, divide them accordingly into each of these categories. Pack items room by room and it will simplify this process and by setting smaller goals for each room, you will feel a sense of achievement and motivation to keep going.Create a schedule and don’t allow time to slip away from you. Have a visible visual moving calendar and moving checklist to stay on track. Book professional help in advance if you are going to hire a removal company or man with a van service or rent a van and load it yourself. Get quotes well ahead of time so you can factor these into your budgeting and finances. Don’t forget to consider the distance you will be traveling and the increased expenses because of this consideration. Get to Know Where you are GoingDo plenty of research on your new city before moving. Get to know the region, the landscape, the climate. Importantly, as mentioned above, become familiar with what type of housing you will be moving into.Use the internet and social media to your advantage in this moving process and start networking before you travel the distance. By being aware of what social, recreational and fitness facilities are available near your new house, you will feel much more at ease when the physical move is done so you can arrive with a happy and healthy mental state.Sort out UtilitiesAhead of time, look into service providers including gas, electricity and water and allow time to get these sorted. Around 1-3 weeks before you move to your new house, make contact with service providers and get everything booked in for your arrival date. This will ensure that you have running water and electricity for a warm shower after the long drive across the country. Transporting Larger ItemsGetting yourself and your car to your new house will have expenses of its own, but budgeting for larger items to be transferred will create additional costs that need to be considered. Options include hiring a professional removal service, enquiring with man with a van services to see if they cover the distances, or hiring a van and driving it yourself. The greater the distance, the greater the price will be for these. Also consider using shipping containers and freight train services where available to reduce costs.