Long distance moves

If you are planning to move across the country, 5 Star Moving and Storage is here to help you plan and prepare for your long distance move.  Here are some tips that will help the process go as smoothly as possible.

  1. Declutter

This may seem obvious, but it is essential to a successful move.  Take a good look at every room and see what hasn’t been used, anything that isn’t necessary or sentimental should go.  If your furniture is old and unsightly why move it?  Buy a new one after you move.  The same applies to linens, clothes, artwork, books or board games you haven’t played in years.

  1. Clean Items

When you are packing your boxes, wipe your items down and clean them.  It may seem like more work, but you will not have to unload dusty and dirty items when you reach your destination.

  1. Use Proper Packing Material

If you are moving across the country, your belongings will be subjected to bumps and twists and turns along the way.  To protect your items properly, it’s important to pack them carefully in sturdy boxes with a lot of padding. You will also need Sharpie Markers and strong tape.  Using plastic bins is a great idea because they are durable and waterproof.  They are also a great way to store your unwanted items in your new location.

  1. Inventory and Label Everything

No matter where you are moving, it’s important to keep an inventory list of every item, and its location.  The more complicated your move, the more likely your belongings can get lost.  If you start weeks ahead, you can keep a detailed inventory of each box.  Once you reach your destination, it will be easy for you to double check and make sure everything has arrived.

Call Five Star Moving and Storage to discuss your long distance move.

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