With the right planning, a long distance move can be an adventure, and not a burden. Traveling long distance to live in a new home or to start a new career requires organization if one is to alleviate stress. Here’s how you can get things moving in the right direction.
Move Only What’s Needed
Moving is the perfect opportunity to toss, donate, or trash clothes, items, and furniture that’s no longer useful. Make a list that you can use to check off items once you reach your destination. Organize your move with respect to the living space of your final destination.
There’s a benefit in hiring the right long distance movers. Tulsa is home to providers of long distance relocation services. Below are some tips to consider.
Thoroughly Vet the Moving Company
You’ll need to feel good about the company that moves your belongings. Make sure they have the right licenses, insurances, and bonding specifics. While the majority of long distance movers treat their customer’s belongings with great care, accidents do happen. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing that your valuables are covered if anything should happen. Can the company offer referrals? Happy customers are always willing to share their experiences. The same goes for unhappy customers. Does the company have professional moving equipment ? Are the employees friendly and knowledgeable?
Transfer Medical, Dental, School and Health Care Records
While you may not know who you will deal with on the other end of the move, be ready to transfer all of your important documents. Don’t forget to put in a change of address as well. If you have pets, plan on transferring their records too. Your vet will advise on the best ways to move your pets because moving can be quite stressful for animals. Your school records, and those of children, must be transferred also.
It’s an adventure, but the right long distance movers can certainly handle the burden of your move. Check with your mover as well to find out if they have storage facilities. You may not be able to move into your new home right away. If so, you’ll have a place to store your belongings.