Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
August 11, 2023

Taking the Stress Out of Your Long Distance Moving

getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you are intending a cross-country move, then you may be feeling both psyched and anxious at the same time! A long-distance move to Austin unquestionably takes a large amount of planning and energy. Fortunately, there are ways that you may reduce your anxiety, and make the changeover smoother for yourself, along with your household.

Here are 7 suggestions to bear in mind:

1. Plan!

This is basically the most essential aspect in a positive move - particularly a long-distance move. You have to be well-organized to make certain that all of your cherished things make it to the final destination, that you reach your new house at the correct time, and that you have the means to hit the ground running once the move has been accomplished.

2. Downsize

Working to transport every single one of your existing possessions to your new home may add a great deal of anxiety to your move. It can also add a lot of pointless expenses.

As opposed to trying to take all the things together with you, create a list of all the things you have that are barely used. (A good general guideline is: if you have not used it in a year, then you don't really need it.) You can try to sell these things before the move, or merely give them away, whether to relatives and buddies or to a respectable charity.

3. Keep Your Most Valuable Belongings Close to You

Over the actual move, it's advisable to pack your most valuable, prized, and essential things in a separate bag or carton, and keep them nearby at hand in your vehicle, instead of the moving van. These items can encompass valuable electronic devices, delicate heirlooms which have been passed on through the decades, or even vital personal items, such as toothbrushes or hair brushes. Your moving company in Austin will provide you with a list of items that need to be carried with you and never on the moving van. Pay attention to this list.

4. Make Travel Preparations Considerably ahead of time

Trying to cobble together travel plans at the very last minute generally is a recipe for problems. Be it plane tickets, hotel accomodations, or coordinating with a moving company in Austin, always endeavor to nail down all the logistics of your move at least a month beforehand. That will result in significantly less pressure upon you when the big day comes.

5. Make Sure Your Mover is Licensed and Insured

Moving frauds are a regrettable fact in the present dog-eat-dog market. Stay away from the risk of choosing a sketchy moving company by questioning regarding the moving company's license ahead of time. You can verify on the standing of an interstate mover using the FMCSA's website by typing in their U.S. DOT number.

All reputable moving companies in Austin will be able to provide you with the correct documentation.

6. Document the Condition of Every Item Before Heading Out

On occasion, accidents do take place mid-move. Therefore, it is wise to itemize your belongings, and report every one's current condition pre-move. (Some people take photos of each piece also.) You'll possess strong data that the mover was at fault if his/her disregard or recklessness caused damage to your personal belongings.

7. Check Around

It's always smart to acquire estimates from several moving companies and contrast rates. Not only that but dig into the company's history between past customers also. A bit of fact checking and price comparing can help you to make the best choice for the large move.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin, we provide trustworthy, superior quality service at sensible prices. We know a long-distance move is usually a serious inconvenience, and we're here to help make it easier. Get in touch with us today to find out more.


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