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Moving to a new home presents many different challenges. Those challenges are expanded even further when you’re moving long distance. It’s never too early to start preparing for your move, and you can start by calling long distance movers to learn about the moving process. You can also follow our helpful timeline to give yourself a better chance of planning for the unexpected and making the move a successful one.

Start Preparations At Least Two Months Before Your Move

Getting your belongings and documents organized before you start packing is critical. So at least two months before your moving day, go through everything room by room. Sell or donate anything you don’t want to take with you and put everything else aside that needs to be taken. If you own your current home, now is the time to take care of any repairs or other maintenance to make sure it’s ready to hit the market in good condition. You can also start contacting packers and movers during this process, since you will have a better idea of how much stuff needs to be moved.

What To Do In The Weeks Leading Up To Your Move

By this time you should have your move-in date set in stone. When you use a home moving service, they may offer storage units as well, so take advantage of them. It can be stressful dealing with a lot of clutter all the time. Put some things into storage while you start packing. Just be sure to store items you won’t need over the next few weeks, such as seasonal clothing, decor and more.

Now would also be a good time to make sure your utilities are scheduled to be switched over on a certain day. The worst thing that can happen is to move into your new home and not have any electricity or water.

Moving Day Eve

You should have been in touch with your long distance movers by now, who will give you some tips on how to be prepared for the move. You’ve already packed up your boxes at this point, safely disconnected any appliances and have everything labeled so the home moving service knows where everything goes. Organize everything as much as possible so you can use your movers’ time most efficiently.

Moving Day

With all the preparation you’ve done to this point, moving day should go without a hitch. Your packers and movers have moved people every day for many years, so you can relax knowing all of your items are in good hands. Your job is to be sure nothing is left behind at your old house and ensure someone is at the new house to let them in and guide them as needed.

Imlach & Collins Brothers has moved families long distances since 1924. We are honored to be a part of the Atlas Van Lines network, so you can feel confident trusting us with your move. Moving a long distance brings plenty of challenges, but when you contact us, we will ensure your move is a breeze.