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3 Essential Tips for a Low-Stress Long-Distance Move

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Are you going to be moving to another city or perhaps even another state in the near future? Are you already feeling stressed due to all of the work that you're going to have to do for the move? Moving is never easy but it doesn't have to be super stressful either. By making a plan and following through with said plan, you can make your move as easy and as stress-free as possible. Some of the most important things to include on your list of things to do include:

Hire professionals

While you can certainly attempt to do an entire move yourself, this is only going to add to the stress of your move. When you hire long-distance movers to get your stuff from one location to another, that's going to be one less thing for you to worry about. You won't have to wonder how to get your car to your new home and you won't have to figure out who will be able to drive the large moving truck along the various freeways and highways. The moving company will have qualified professionals who will be able to handle all of this for you. For more information, visit resources such as

Pack an emergency kit

Whether you do hire long distance movers or you ultimately choose to move on your own, it's a good idea to pack an emergency kit with things that you'll need for the first 48–72 hours in your new home. If you're moving on your own, you may be too tired for the first few days to make a dent in your unpacking. If you hire movers, you may arrive a few days before they do and won't have access to all of your stuff right away. Instead of having to go out and buy an emergency frying pan so you can make pancakes or scrambled eggs in your new home, pack this and other essentials into a large suitcase that will be easily identifiable as your important supplies.

Get a storage unit

When you hire long distance movers, they will sometimes provide up to 30 days of free storage for your belongings. Although you'll hopefully not need this, having storage available is useful in situations where you're not able to immediately move into your new home. Perhaps the old tenants haven't moved out yet or perhaps the landlord needs to fix something before you can move in. Whatever has happened, having storage available ahead of time will make the whole process easier.