5 Ways to Make Long-Distance Packing Easy

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    5 Ways to Make Long-Distance Packing Easy

    Moving long-distance is understandably a more involved process than local moving since it involves a lot more variables and requires a lot more planning to make sure everything falls into place as it should. To make your long-distance move as simple as possible, there are plenty of measures you can take to make everything go as smoothly as possible. From packing to the moving process, itself, there’s plenty you can do to keep your items safe and to create a straightforward move for your entire household.

    Packing is an integral part of your move. Though you might just think that you can pack quickly the week or a few days before your moving day, this would be a mistake and misstep for any move – never mind a long-distance one. Take our long-distance packing tips into effect when preparing for your move to make things simple and easy for yourself.

    Long-Distance Moving Tips

    Whether moving over hundreds or even thousands of miles, packing your home’s items safely and in an organized manner will make all of the difference in keeping you organized, and making the packing and unpacking process that much more straightforward.

    1. Plan Ahead

    The best thing you can do during your packing process is to start as early as possible. Packing will take longer than you would expect, and having a strategy and a process already in place will allow you to take on the process early and take on little by little and room by room, instead of trying to do everything at once. Even if it seems a little too early to do so, keeping yourself organized and forming a responsible and proactive packing plan will put you ahead.

    2. Declutter Your Items

    Once forming a packing strategy, you should also work to declutter your items before actually beginning your process. Decluttering your items will allow you to make your entire move cheaper, since you’ll have less weight, and will let you get rid of things you don’t want, need, or use anyway. It’ll also save you from packing away things that cause you to clutter in your existing home and keep you from spending time doing so.

    3. Stock Up on Moving Supplies

    Before you begin the packing process, you should also ensure that you’ve stocked up on enough packing supplies to get you through the process. There’s nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of packing, running out of boxes or tape, and then having to run out and get more – especially if you’re in a time crunch.

    4. Take Things Apart if You Can

    Though you might think it would make things easier not to dismantle any of your furniture during the moving process, not taking things apart will make things hard to organize and all fit in your moving truck, and can even cause damage to these furniture items. Furniture can easily get scuffed or chipped when it’s still set up in a moving van, and taking it apart will save it and you from having damaged furniture upon your arrival.

    5. Take Things Room by Room

    The organization is key when it comes to packing – especially long-distance packing. When coming up with your packing strategy, start with nonessential or decor items that you don’t use day-to-day to jumpstart your process. Nonessential items often take up a lot of space, and even just packing away these items can make you feel better about the progress of your move when just getting started, and can let you get a surprising amount packed away without even touching things you’ll need closer to your moving date.

    6. Take Things Slow

    On top of taking things room by room and packing away nonessential items, having a gradual moving process will make your relocation so much easier and less stressful. Start slow, and pack little by little day by day. A gradual schedule will let you get a lot done without feeling like you’ve done much!

    7. Label Everything

    It may not seem like a big deal now, but labeling your boxes will make a huge difference later on in keeping your delicate or fragile items safe, and you are organized. Simply knowing what’s in which box will also let your movers pack your items with a strategy and safely, and stop them from accidentally packing heavy items on top of delicate ones, or from just moving them without the extra care needed to keep fragile things safe. Labeling will also allow you to unpack faster, and organize things in your new home with a streamlined strategy since you’ll know where everything is stored.

    When it comes to having the right packing strategy for long-distance moving, keeping things streamlined and organized will do wonders for the safety of your items and for the efficiency of your long-distance moving process. Looking for the right long-distance movers for you? See what Carey Moving & Storage can do for your long-distance moving needs today. Our cost-effective long-distance moving packages can be uniquely tailored to fit your household’s needs, and our unparalleled customer service experience will allow you to be confident in your moving services from start to finish.