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Planning For Your Long Distance Move

Everyone knows that moving house is stressful, but if you’re making a long distance move then you can easily become very overwhelmed! There are many steps that you can take to prevent your long distance move from becoming a disaster. Here are just a few of the ways in which you can prepare for your move.1)    Do as much preparation as possible.You should be planning your move months in advance as you’re going to have a lot to do! Make lists and begin packing as soon as you can. Don’t forget that you’re going to need to spend some time exploring your new area before you move, too! You’re also going to need to find a new family doctor, ensure that you have a job and even make some friends before you move. All of these things can make your life much easier, so why not get started right away? 2)    Downsize your home.Moving all of your belongings isn’t just going to be very stressful – it might even be a complete waste of time! Sort through your current home room by room and get rid of anything that you’re not going to want to take with you. Old appliances, stained clothes and items that you no longer use can all be thrown away, but if you have belongings that might be of use to others then why not donate them to charity or sell them online or at a jumble sale? 3)    Ensure that all of your boxes are properly labelled.Once you’ve gotten rid of everything you don’t want or need you can begin packing. Start room by room and ensure that every box that you pack is properly labelled. Mark each box with a number to denote how important or essential it is – this will help you know what to unpack first when you get to your new home. 4)    Hire a removal company.If you’re moving long distance then it’s advisable to hire a removal company as they’ll be able to provide you with the best-sized vehicle for your needs and they’ll also be on hand to give you practical help and useful advice. Shop around for the best deals for your removal company, as you might struggle to find good value for money when travelling long distance! Check the terms and conditions of your chosen professional to see whether there are any hidden fees (such as additional costs per driven mile) so that you don’t end up paying more than you expected! 5)    Prepare yourself for the realities of making a long-distance move.Moving into a new area means that you’ll have to say goodbye to your old friends, your old neighbourhood and perhaps even your family as well. Although you’ll still be able to visit, you might not be able to see the people that you care about as often as you might like. This is something that you need to prepare for when moving long distance. You’ll also more than likely be starting a new job, which can be overwhelming enough without being in a new area entirely! Be prepared to say goodbye to what you know and welcome in new friends, new relationships and new experiences. It might not be easy to do this, but it’s definitely something that you should be able to get into the swing of.