Moving is always stressful, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. But moving long-distance is more stressful. That’s why, as your Bay Area long distance movers, Metropolitan Van & Storage have compiled a checklist of important considerations when planning for your long distance move.
Create Your Moving Plan
There are a lot of things to keep track of when you move and it would be absolutely impossible to remember all of them. That’s why it’s important to create a game plan. Write down everything you need to do in a checklist form, based on when you should start working on it and when it needs to be finished.
This includes booking your Bay Area long distance movers as soon as your moving timeline is set. When you book with Metropolitan Van, we’ll even pair you with one of our professional move coordinators, who can help you create your moving plan, ensuring you don’t forget anything important.
Stock Up on Supplies
You likely won’t find a Bay Area moving company that will bring moving and packing supplies free of charge, but some will offer materials at a discounted price. You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper ahead of time, so that on packing day, you don’t have to waste any time picking up supplies.
Be Wary of the Weather
Whether you’re moving during the spring and summer, or you’re taking advantage of the off-season for moving and relocating in the fall or winter, you’ll want to make sure you know what to expect as you’re traveling and transferring items in and out of moving trucks.
- If it’s supposed to be hot out, stock up on water and make sure your AC is turned on in your new place.
- Rainy? Have umbrellas and plastic covers ready for your furniture and boxes.
- Snowy or icy while you travel? Schedule an extra couple of days for travel time, just to make sure you can take things slow and safe if needed.
Occupy the Kids
Just like everything else, it’s important to plan ahead if you have kids or pets. Depending on age, you may want to hire a babysitter or pet sitter who can watch the little ones while you’re getting situated.
If your children are old enough to occupy themselves without much supervision, plan out some activities for them, with a box dedicated to toys that can be easily accessible once you reach the new place. Allow them to pack and unpack their bedroom items, and decide how they want to situate their room.
As you can see, long distance moving is no simple task. But with the help of Metropolitan Van as your Bay Area movers, your move doesn’t have to be difficult. Contact our friendly support team and find out how we can help make your move a success.