Tips For Long Distance Moving

Moving is a never no one enjoys doing. All the packing, loading, transporting, unpacking and arranging your new home is not only time consuming but also exhausting work.

It’s hard enough when only moving across town but when moving across the state or across the country it is a completely different moving experience. Now you need to prepare yourself and all of your belongings for a long distance trip.

When preparing for a long distance move there are several things you need to do. The first thing is to pack all of your smaller items in boxes with packing material that will make them safe and secure and won’t break during the long distance trip. There are stores that only sell products for moving such as various size boxes, packing material and tape. Be sure to choose the right size boxes for the items you are packing. For example, if you are packing dishes and stemware, you should choose a box that will hold only the dishes and another box for the glasses. Wrap each dish and each glass separately in bubble wrap and place them gently in the carton. When finished top the box off with packing peanuts and seal tightly with packing tape. Be sure to mark the box on the outside what is inside and what room it is to go into.

When packing larger items say books or other less fragile items, be sure not to overload the box. Books can be extremely heavy. When packing the box only place approximately 4 to 6 books in one box. Place the lid on the box, secure it with packing tape and again mark on the outside what is in inside and what room it goes into.

When packing large items such as stereo equipment, you want to be very careful of how you tape up the wires. When securing the wires tape them to the unit. You may also want to label them where they get plugged into. This helps when you arrive at your destination and want to hook up your stereo system. When it comes to packing the speakers if they are the larger floor models they do not need to be packed. However, they do need to have the wires wrapped up and tape to the back of the speaker. Be sure to cover the speakers with bubble wrap and taped to protect them during the move. If you have an extensive collection of CD’s you might want to pack them in small boxes and mark on the outside which CD’s are in the box.

Even though a long distance move can be an exhaustive chore, it can be more enjoyable when you have peace of mind knowing that all of your personal belongings have been wrapped and packed securely.

If you would like to know where to buy boxes and packing materials in your local area all you need to do is search online. There are hundreds of moving stores that carry all the items you need for a safe long distance move.

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