For some Frisco families, packing up your home and moving to a nearby new property is a cinch. You may only have a few items that can fit in a small trailer or have enough local support to get the job done with nothing more than a pizza and drinks as payment. For the rest of us, we need help, especially during long-distance moving situations.
It can be challenging to get your family from one side of the country to the other. You have to uproot your life and meticulously pack everything so it can handle the trip. Otherwise, you risk showing up to your new beautiful home in a place that you are not used to with your personal items in disarray or possibly broken.
That is why we at Step-By-Step Moving & Delivery wanted to put together a quick list of tips for your interstate moving Fresco to some new exciting destination.
1. Try to Lighten Things Up
Moving a long distance is the perfect time to try selling or decluttering your life from all those old items you do not really need. Take the time to think about each item you are packing away and decide if it is essential for your new life. Do you really need to hang on to that four-foot teddy bear from a random fair you went to last year? Should you keep the oversized collector’s cup from your local theater that is no longer valid for free refills? Try to lighten your load so you can fit everything needed into a single truck.
2. Make Time for Packing
Long-distance moving is a job in itself. There are so many items that a family accumulates over time, and now you need to put them into safe storage materials so you can get them to the final destination. If you wait until the last possible minute to start this process, you will end up stressed and anxious about how to finish the job. Instead, section out a time every day where you pack up at least one box long before your move, and you will find yourself in a much better situation when the big day arrives.
3. Get Supplies and Label Everything
We cannot express this point enough. You would not try to paint a fence with a hammer, so why would you pack your items with paper bags from the grocery store? Go out and find boxes in a variety of sizes, packaging tape, bubble wrap, ziplock bags, moving blankets, and newspapers to safely pack all of your items away. When you fill a box, be sure to label where it will end up in your home. That way, you can focus on emptying the truck before unpacking everything inside.
Getting Help from the Experts
We could go on and on about these tips, from breaking down furniture before putting it on the truck to making sure you do not overpack boxes so no one can pick them up, but the fact is the best way to finish your long-distance moving journey is with a professional team of local movers.
Step-By-Step is your leading moving resource. We have an expert team of professionals who can get your home ready to go, onto the truck, and heading where it needs to go on time and with everything packed safely. Give us a call today or visit our website to schedule a consultation about your next interstate move!