The Basics Of Long Distance Moving

Moving home to a new town, city, or state is an exciting prospect. A change is as good as a holiday, and long distance relocation is a big change. Follow these simple rules from AOL RealEstate and you will be unpacking into your new home before you know it. Take a week to devise a moving plan, shop around for moving companies, and get packing supplies. You want to spread your packing and moving across four weeks at least. Including preparation time, you want about five weeks in total. Choose between driving your belongings on your own, renting a moving truck, or hiring full service professional movers to help. Buy good quality boxes that will hold together in transit, or hire re-usable plastic moving boxes, but don't over pack them. Even the sturdiest cardboard box can break if you over pack it, or you might strain a muscle while lifting it. Take a hard look at your things, and decide what you don't really need any more. Community boards and websites, like Kijiji, Gumtree, and Craigslist are perfect for getting rid of unwanted furniture. Make an inventory of what's going in each box as you pack, and label each box correspondingly, so you can keep track of boxes during the move. Keep a close hold on your personal documents, so they don't get misplaced during the move. Pack them in a briefcase, or a bag, and keep them with you rather than packing them in your truck.