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Tips for Preparing Personal Items Before Long-Distance Movers Arrive

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 147

Making a big move can be a stressful ordeal, especially when you consider all the packing that needs to be done. Taking time to prepare your personal items will help make things easier when the long-distance movers arrive.

Deciding to move long distance is a big step, and it's one that you're not likely to make lightly. When you've decided that a long-distance move is right for you, you'll need to get started on getting your home prepared for the relocation. When it comes to moving long distances, it's probably better for you to hire a moving service, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot you can do to prepare.

Get the Packing Done

When planning for a long-distance move, there is bound to be a lot of packing required. Before you start boxing items up, you should think about how far your things need to travel. Considering this aspect of your belongings' journey can help you to determine just how well you need to pack certain things. With all long-distance moves, there's a chance that there will be some bumpy roads along the way. As such, you may want to double wrap some of your more fragile items. You can usually count on packing services from your moving company being available, but keep in mind that you may be charged a high fee for packing materials as well as the time spent filling boxes. If you pack things for your move on your own instead of adding professional packing services to the bill, you may be able to save a lot of money.

Spend Time on Organization

Packing isn't the only thing that you need to do to prepare for your professional movers. You'll also want to spend time organizing the items that you have packed. When your professional movers arrive, it will be necessary to give them lots of space to work. If your boxes or furniture items are unorganized, it will increase the chances of an accident. If you want to be sure that your move goes smoothly, then spending some extra time organizing your boxes and other items will pay off.

Make a Checklist

One of the things that most people worry about when it comes to a big move is losing some of their personal items. While hiring long-distance movers provides a secure means of transporting your goods, you won't want to take any chances. If you don't want to worry about this kind of thing during your big move, then you should consider making a checklist. You should clearly make and label each box that you're planning to move and then make a corresponding checklist. When your long-distance movers arrive and begin to move boxes onto their truck, you can check things off the list. You can also cross reference that list when you arrive at your new home, marking off boxes and furniture as they are carried into your new place. That way, you won't have to worry about any of your items getting lost.

Penny Jones is a home improvement hobbyist and an Internet marketing specialist for Prospect Genius, a leader in online marketing solutions.

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