There is just a thin line between an ugly moving experience and a scintillating relocation experience- the decision on the long distance company hired. Poor decision on this all important aspect of long distance relocation could prove to be more expensive and costly in the long run. Friends would have certainly be of help were it a case of moving within a city or even where friends are not forth coming to help, you could have just relocated by packing your belongings several times, each time, stuffing items into your sedan until it is filled to capacity while you leave the rest to be packed on the many other return trips. In a case where you have to relocate from one end of the country to another there is just no other option than to engage the services of long distance movers.
A Checklist for moving
It is human to overlook salient tips that would obviously help in cargo moving and relocation. While we don’t intend to border or bore you with too many issues as you could be consumed in the hustle and bustle of relocation, we also intend that you can always apply them when the need arises. Therefore we implore you to take advantage of these moving tips by printing this page and carrying it with you before and after you have moved
- Pack your belongings for a long haul.
A long distance move require that items or belongings are safely, securely and firmly packed to prevent the occurrence of spills, wreckage and chattering of items and gadgets occasioned by possible poor handling by teams of workers of the packing and moving company or shocks from the movement of the vehicle. You must make sure that you pack each box to the top to ensure nothing is loose; in transit movement of the truck could even cause boxes to tumble or lay on their sides. Therefore all containers of liquids in the boxes should be firmly sealed. To avoid packaging and protection failure, you should go for high quality boxes.
- Take Notes
Important information like your shipment registration number needs to be written down somewhere safe just in case you may need to call your mover to inquire about your shipment
- Remember the Bare Necessities
It is necessary that while you prepare for relocation, you also prepare for arrival at your new home by making sure that a separate box is kept for essential items you may need upon arrival at your new home like toilet paper, telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, paper towels, and cleaning supplies. In addition you need to also instruct the foreman to load it carefully for easy unloading and identification at the destination.
- Enjoy the Help
The reason for engaging the services of packing and moving professionals is that they take up the burden and responsibilities of your relocation, so spare yourself the headache, sit back and relax, savor the experience.