Moving from one residence to another is always stressful. What if you leave something behind? What if something breaks between your old house and your new one?

These worries only become more pronounced during long distance moving, which is why you have to start planning the moment it becomes apparent that you’re going to be moving more than 50 miles away from your current residence.

Out of the Box Moving Solutions is dedicated to providing households of all shapes and sizes with the long-distance residential moving services they need to feel safe and secure about starting their new life. To that end, we’ve collected some of our favorite long distance moving tips to help you start off on the right foot.

1. Donate & Dump

If you’re looking around your house and wondering how in the world you’re going to get all that stuff into boxes and onto a moving truck, it’s time to donate and dump. No later than a month before your move, take some time to go room by room looking for items that you no longer need or want. If you haven’t used it in over six months, is it really worth moving halfway across the country? Downsizing before you hire a long distance moving company keeps this simple and affordable.

2. Label Everything

After you’ve downsized, it’s time to start the packing process. Don’t wait until the night before the move! If you do, it’s not going to be very organized, making things difficult for the movers and for you when it comes time to unpack. If you’re packing for yourself, before to label every single box with the room that it belongs in, as well as any particular items you’re going to want to unpack quickly in the new house. Remember, OOB Moving Solutions offers packing and unpacking services if you’re feeling unmotivated!

3. Get An In-Home Moving Estimate

If you’re planning on using a long-distance moving company, it’s essential that you ask them to complete an in-home moving consultation. Any company can give you a quote over the phone, but OOB Moving Solutions will visit your residence to assess the type and size of your belongings so that our quote never has any surprises.

Contact us for a FREE Quick Quote today!