Moving to the other side of town can be a very different experience from moving to another province or to a different country. If you’re in for a big change, it pays to start preparing as early as possible. From packing smart to knowing what to pitch, moving is an adventure. All you need is a reliable plan.

 

4. KEEP ITEMS YOU’LL NEED UPON ARRIVAL WITH YOU.

It’s common for delays to occur when you ship your belongings across the country. Keep the most important documents and all basic necessities such as clothes, sleeping materials, hygiene products, and a few other things to keep yourself sane while you wait for the moving truck to arrive.

 

5. DON’T PACK FOOD OR LIQUIDS.

Even non-perishable food runs the risk of getting crushed, or otherwise tarnished or ruined, or worse: attracting vermin. Food will attract unwanted stowaways (the furry and creepy crawly kind) to your shipment.  Don’t pack any food (or anything perishable). Likewise, even well-sealed containers of liquid might get jarred open, resulting in an unwanted seepage on all of your belongings. With long-distance moves, you not only run the risk of getting your own stuff all wet; other people’s belongings are on the same truck as yours, and your liquids could get onto their belongings too.

 

6. MARK YOUR BOXES WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER

Moving trucks which service long distance moves have a variety of different peoples’ belongings on the truck. In order to keep your stuff from getting lost, make sure to mark all of your boxes with your name and phone number. In the event one of your boxes is mixed in with another shipment, the movers and other clients will notice immediately and contact you.

 

Long distance moving can be a stressful experience if not handled by a good moving company. Make sure to do your research and select a mover that you feel comfortable with. Let the adventure begin!