7 Tips to Prepare for your Local or Long Distance Move

No one knows better than Road Runner Moving and Storage how to take the stress out of a local or long distance move. After all, we have been in the people moving business for the past thirty years. And we know what it takes to deliver the best possible service for every one of our jobs. Whether it is a small or large move.

Having said that, Road Runner Moving and Storage is well aware of the challenges involved in even the easiest moves. But moving your home or apartment does not have to be a terrifying experience.

Here’s what you have to do to get ready for your local or long distance movecheck list for long distance move

Perhaps, the easiest way to start dealing with your  move is by dividing the process into manageable parts.

Road Runner Moving and Storage are the moving experts. Thus we will provide you with all the necessary information you need to get started.

7 Tips to prepare for your Local or Long Distance Move

1. Don’t Procrastinate

Start packing at least three weeks before your move date.

2. When in doubt throw it out

Look at your move is an opportunity to say hello to organization and goodbye to chaos. After you collect all the things you do not need get rid of them. Donate them to charity. Or if they have worth and accumulate into a critical mass stage a garage sale. Remember less is more.

3. Packing Materials 

When you are absolutely sure that you are moving your hunt for boxes begins. There are no shortage of places to find free boxes including: grocery stores, at work, neighbors garbage cans, or in your home.. And if you feel like splurging by new ones at Home Depot or the Container Store.

But make sure the box is strong enough and in good enough condition to withstand the rigors of a move. Nothing is more disappointing than having one of your prized possessions break because you skimped on the quality of a moving box.

4. Do not overpack a box

Some people become overzealous in packing for a move by cramming too many things into a box. Be on the side of caution rather than risk when packing and make sure you can close each box without compromising the condition of your items.

5. Packing dishware

When packing fragile dishes be sure to pack them vertically along the edges rather than horizontally. Also packing with white paper is better than newspapers that can ink stain your dishes.

6. Plastic bag your loose furniture parts

Anything like head stands, tables, and entertainment centers should be separately placed into plastic bags.

7. Be organized

Instead of roaming from one room to another to pack – have a plan. Go from one room at a time and get it done before moving to the next one. Finally label every box and keep like items in each one.

While preparing for a move is never fun, it does not have to be an exercise in futility. Once all the dust clears and youyou will appreciate the time you took planning for it.