Seven Tips When Moving Cross Country

Tips When Moving Cross Country

Moving far away can be stressful, whether working with a team of movers or not. There are so many things to do and to think about to prepare to take off on your new adventure. Sometimes you can’t even remember all of the tasks that you need to complete before the movers come. Here are some specific tips for you if you’re facing this dilemma now.

1. Plan Your Route

If you’re travelling far away, especially to somewhere unfamiliar, it’s important to have a plan. Whether by car, train, or plane, it can be beneficial to know when the stops are and where they are. Be sure to include the possible weather forecast as well so you know of any possible slowdowns and if you need to pack different clothes than what you start your trip wearing.

2. Ways to See Where You’re Moving First

Sometimes when moving far away, there is little availability to see where you’re moving before you go. The good news is that the pandemic especially has brought new technology and ways in which you can get a taste for where you’re going to be before you go.

Real estate agents and management companies often offer virtual tours inside homes. Be sure to ask to see where you’ll be living. You can also ask a trusted friend or co-worker who lives closer to go check out your new place for you.

3. Know Where Your Local Stores Are

One of the first things that you’ll want to do when moving to your new home is get food and other needed items from the store. It’s best to look a few days or even weeks in advance, using a map application, to find out

what stores are nearby and if your favourite chain store is even available.

4. Have Cash Just in Case

Emergencies and inconveniences do happen and are out of your control, but you can prepare for them. One way to do this is to have a small amount of cash on hand in case rural areas and rest stops don’t provide a way to use a card.

5. Have Spare Gas and Spare Tires Ready

Do not leave home without knowing you have a spare tire in the back in good shape or a patch kit as well as some extra gasoline in a can stored safely. It’s best to be ready for any circumstance so your trip can go as smoothly as possible for you and your family.

6. Plan Various Activities for Children

Traveling with children is different than traveling alone, and they may not be equipped to handle the long ride. Talk with them about the trip beforehand and let them pick out some simple items at the store that can help entertain them for the trip. Some good options can include:

  • Colouring and sticker books
  • Small toys or stuffed animals
  • A device that can play music
  • Handheld games
  • Travel board games

7. Pack Carefully and Consider a Packing Service

The last thing you need is to get to your destination with damaged items. Be sure to do your research and take your time to carefully pack your belongings. When in doubt, most movers like Hudson Movers offer packing services.

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About the Author: Barry Lachey

Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources "Joe Joe." he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.