A move to a new home is exciting! But, there's so much to do in preparation for it. You'll have a lot of chores ahead of you in the coming weeks and months. To help you get started right, here are three packing tips for your next long-distance move.

Get a Head Start on Planning

It always takes a little longer and little more effort to complete a residential move than most New Jerseyans estimate. But, the process can take even more time for those who are making a long-distance move from the East Coast.

Avoid the last minute stress and potentially missing deadlines by getting a head start on your moving plans. Connect with a moving company to schedule your move. You'll also want to set up utilities at your new home so they'll be ready for you on arrival. Most important of all, if you are DIY packing for your mover start the process as soon as possible.

Use Plenty of Packing Materials

During a long-distance move, your belongings are exposed to all sorts of assaults, from tables banging against walls to boxes being jostled on the truck. Keep your items safe and sound by using lots of packing material and furniture protection. Buy Styrofoam fill to use in boxes to soften those impacts for small items. Wrap blankets and padding around furniture to keep it safe during transit too.

Many long-distance movers in New Jersey can also provide custom-crating services for uniquely shaped or valuable items. The movers will build a crate that matches the exact dimensions of your item so that it won't move around in the crate during transport.

Streamline Your Household

If you plan on making a cross-country move or even heading overseas, the cost of moving all of your belongings can be a big hit on the budget. Since most full-service movers price long-distance moves by weight, you can ease some of the expense by reducing the size of your household. Recycle and donate old furniture and appliances. Let go of damaged items. Consider holding a few yard sales to see if you can earn some money off of your stuff too.

Grab a Precise Price Estimate for a New Jersey Long-Distance Move

If you are making a long-distance move in New Jersey soon, reach out to Booth Movers. As Atlas Van Lines agents, we can complete your relocation to just about any part of the country and world. Further, our BBB-accredited team can provide a range of moving services, including:

  • Residential Moving
  • Commercial Moving
  • Storage Services
  • Logistics

When you are ready to make the move to a new home, give us a call. We'll set up a free cost estimate with a local move coordinator right away.