Your Complete Guide to Planning a Long-Distance Move

Moving brings up a lot of emotions from delight and excitement to anxiety and overwhelm. If you are relocating long-distance, these feelings are often multiplied. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to ensure that your long-distance move goes smoothly.

Booth Movers has spent over four decades managing and executing long-distance moves for our customers and we have developed deep expertise in the long-distance moving process along the way. The key steps to enjoying a successful long-distance relocation include planning, organizing, packing, and coordinating those crucial last-minute details.

1.) The Planning Stage

When it comes to moving long-distance, a little bit of planning goes a long way. Here are the most important things to consider in advance:

  • Booking Your Movers: Researching movers that are capable of handling the complexities of a long-distance move should be priority number one. Fortunately, the expert long-distance relocation specialists at Booth Movers have the skill set and experience to support you throughout the moving process. We would be delighted to tell you more about our services and provide you with a free, accurate estimate. You should plan to hire movers and firm up your moving date at least 8-12 weeks prior to moving day.
  • Travel Plans: Long-distance moves sometimes require overnight stays at hotels or with friends and family. They may also require airplane trips. You should get all these details ironed out during the planning stage of your long-distance move so that everything is good to go as moving day approaches.
  • Paperwork: Moving and paperwork often go hand in hand. From mortgage and lease documents to mail forwarding, drivers license changes, and utility/internet set-ups, it might feel like you are drowning in paperwork. Make a list of all the paperwork you will need to complete and begin tackling it so that you won’t have as much to do when moving day arrives.

2.) The Organizing Stage

Coordinating and organizing are key parts of a move. You should declutter your home during the organizing stage and make a thorough packing list to ensure that you have all your essential packing items ready to go along with a feasible packing strategy (tackling one room every few days works well for many people).

3.) The Packing Stage

Packing is sometimes the most tedious part of a move, but of course, it is also among the most essential. If you need assistance with packing, we can help. Our full-service residential movers are trained and experienced packing specialists!

4.) The Final Stage

You’re almost there! Moving day has nearly arrived and all that is left to do for your long-distance move is, well, the actual move itself. You should plan to clean your current place the week leading up to moving day. Be sure to also pack an overnight bag containing medications, a change of clothes, snacks, and personal items. Don’t forget to charge your electronics, especially your phone, so that you can easily stay in touch with your moving crew. This is important during any type of move but can be particularly helpful during long-distance relocations.

Learn More About Our Long-Distance Moving Services

For over four decades now, Booth Movers has been the New Jersey moving and storage company of choice. Our family-owned company always goes above and beyond to ensure that our clients enjoy a simple, stress-free move. If you are moving long-distance, we would be happy to handle the heavy lifting and so much more with our stellar full-service offerings. Contact us today to discuss your needs and receive a free estimate.