Moving across the country can seem daunting, but if you take the right steps, your move can be much easier than you expect. Here's a few tips on how to make the transition as simple as possible.
Have a Moving Sale
The first thing you should do is to have a moving sale. Considering the fact that if you need to move more, it costs more, a moving sale can save you a lot of money. If you can, sell your larger items for reasonable prices. In most cases, you can purchase the things you sold again when you get to your new home, and who doesn't love new furniture?
Here's a few items you should consider selling:
- Large furniture, like sofas, which take up more room in moving vans.
- Tables and chairs.
- Shelving, like book cases, if they don't have sentimental value.
- Items that won't fit into the style of your new home.
- Chandeliers, light fixtures, and other easily-damaged items.
Box Items Carefully
Fitting everything into a smaller moving truck is the goal, so packing your items into moving boxes is important. Moving boxes are typically designed to hold your items securely with predetermined sizes to help make stacking the boxes easier.
- When you pack, make sure to wrap anything that could be damaged in newspaper or bubble wrap. This protects fragile items from bumps on the journey; if you're going across the country, you're sure to have a rough ride for at least a little while.
- Moving boxes purchased from a moving store tend to be stronger than a traditional cardboard box, because they have double-walled structures. You can typically stack these several boxes high, which would be difficult with other types of boxes.
- Choose moving boxes that are recyclable; the last thing you'll want to do when you unpack is to find a place for dozens of plastic storage boxes.
Rent a Car Hauler
The last thing you should consider doing is to rent a car hauler. Do you really want to put thousands of miles onto your vehicle's engine? Do you have someone who is willing to drive all that way?
A car hauler can take your car across country without putting a mile on it. This saves your engine, transmission, and tires from damage during the trip. On top of that, you'll be able to ride in the moving truck, or, if someone else is driving your items to your new home, you can take a flight and arrive without the stress of traveling for days.
These are just a few tips for making your move easier; take your time and plan well. To discuss your options, talk to a professional like Route 12 Rental Co Inc.