Moving from one state to another or even across the country can be a huge undertaking. At Metro Wide Moving, our Overland Park movers want to make the move as easy and stress-free as possible. We have a few suggestions we think you’ll appreciate!
First, a few packing tips. Take an inventory of your belongings, and determine which to keep or get rid of. You’ll also want to get packaging to prevent damage of breakables such as mirrors, antiques, or electronics. Start packing several weeks ahead of time, even months in advance for those items you rarely use or only during certain seasons. It’s also important to clearly label cartons or boxes according to contents and the room/area it should be placed in when you arrive at your new home. Be sure to pack things you use on a daily basis separately so they’ll be easy to access such as toothpaste, shampoo, soap, clothing, medications, the coffee maker, and other basics.
Now for the actual long-distance move. You’ll find it very useful to make a master “to-do” list so that you know what to take care of two or three months in advance, and what can wait until that last week or two prior to your move. Also be sure to set up utilities at your new home, and have those at your old home shut off at the right time. You’ll want to submit a change-of-address form to the post office to ensure you receive your mail at your new address, and perhaps have friends or family members help you on moving day. It never hurts to have extra hands on board!
Last, find ways to keep your children occupied. It’s usually best to have young children stay with a family member or friend on moving day, not only for their own safety but your peace of mind.
At Metro Wide Movers, our Overland Park moving professionals want to help make your long distance move as seamless and stress-free as possible. For more information or to schedule your move, contact us today!