March 27, 2023

4 Ways to Prep for a Long-Distance Move

Trucks and cars driving on a highway through a hilly area of the country

Summer is often the busiest time of the year for moving. And guess what…it’s right around the corner!

Moving is never easy, especially when it comes to moving across city, county, or even state lines. Our moving professionals at Move On are experienced in long-distance moves. We’d like to share our expertise on getting your belongings from point A to point B in the simplest way possible.

Make a Budget and Plan Early

Any type of move needs a solid budget in place. Between moving boxes and supplies, any storage, moving companies, gas or flight expenses, lodging…the list goes on and on with a long-distance move.

With a budget in place, you will know exactly how much you need to spend on everything and can plan ahead. Plus, it’ll reduce the stress you may have in the future when moving day finally rolls around.

Plan for Pets

Just like humans, animals can get stressed when something unexpected happens—like moving to a brand-new environment and adjusting to a new space before they are fully comfortable. Help your furry friends out and make their moving experience a bit calmer by:

  • Contacting your vet
  • Packing an overnight bag
  • Keeping your pets secluded
  • Taking your pet in the car
  • Updating their tags

Dog's head sticking out of an open moving box

Get Rid of the Seasonal Items

Of course, we’re not talking about all the sentimental ornaments and family pass-downs you have tucked away in storage. Think of the cheaper, smaller decorations that take up space (plastic pumpkins, older string lights, etc.)

While it’s obviously nice to have these items when the holiday season is coming up, we can guarantee you’ll be able to find them again in your new city. It’ll help make the move smoother when packing everything up.

Schedule Your Long-Distance Move with Us!

Long-distance moves already take up a ton of time and energy. Working with a moving company that specializes in long-distance moves can ease your stress by providing the moving supplies, transportation, and physical moving of your items so you don’t have to worry about them.

Whether you’re leaving Nashville for a new adventure or moving here from out of town, our team of moving experts can handle every aspect of your move. Ready to get a jump start on the process? Get a free quote from Move On today!


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