Moving House: 3 Tips For Long-Distance Relocation

Moving House: 3 Tips For Long-Distance Relocation

Moving House: 3 Tips For Long-Distance Relocation

Moving house is almost always stressful and costly – and a really long-distance move can seem very intimidating. You’ll be hoping for a smooth transition, but achieving that takes thought and careful planning. What should you sell off or dump before you move? How will you ensure that your valuable possessions get there safely? All these questions and more will be on your mind. In this post, we’ll strive to answer them! Let’s start with the big-ticket items that are likely to cause you the most worry.

1. Tips for Moving Your Car

If you’re only moving a short distance, getting your car or cars moved is a simple matter. But what if you have hundreds, or even thousands, of miles to travel? Supposing you don’t have to cross the ocean, you could always drive, but that means facing all the risks of a long road trip plus arriving exhausted. With nerves and tempers frayed, you now face the task of getting settled in. There’s also the matter of second or third vehicles if you have them. Who will do the driving? Should you fly back to collect your second car? 

Consider checking out car transport companies as an alternative. When looking at costs, factor in quantifiable costs like accommodation and gas. But don’t forget the things that are harder to quantify like your state of mind and the risk of being in a car accident, which rises with fatigue and stress. 

2. Jewellery and Other Small, but Valuable Items

Small valuables are easier to shift, and they can be insured against theft. However, you’d prefer not to run the risk of losing them in the first place. If you want to move them yourself, the best place for small valuables to be is in your hand luggage. However, don’t omit to get insurance if you don’t have it already. As an easier and safer alternative, a reputable courier company can take the weight off your mind. Be open about what you want to send and ask about the precautions they’ll take to ensure that you receive your valuables safely. 

3. Furniture and Personal Effects

The fewer things you have to move, the easier it will be for you to move out and get settled in your new home, so evaluate your furniture and personal effects critically. If there are items you rarely use, you probably don’t need them, and it’s time to sell them or give them away. 

When it comes to furniture, consider the cost of new items versus the cost of moving. Your long-distance move could be a great opportunity for a fresh start, so if things are looking tired and worn, your arrival at a new home indicates a good time to invest in replacements. Make your “keep or ditch” decisions before getting a quote from a removal company. Or compare “before and after” quotes – you may be surprised by the cost savings. 

Bonus Tip: Take it Easy

While you’ll be scheduling everything to do with the move quite carefully, do leave some space in your program. Try to keep deadlines easily reachable, even if there are delays. Time to eat, sleep, and just relax is as important as taking care of your things. Your aim is to limit stress and arrive at your new home feeling positive and raring to go. The most important part of your move is you and your family, so make things as easy for everyone as you possibly can. Be safe, be well-rested, and keep it upbeat!

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Moving House: 3 Tips For Long-Distance Relocation

Moving House: 3 Tips For Long-Distance Relocation
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