To avoid moving disasters you need to plan your move carefully. Keep in mind that there’s a huge difference between a local move and a long-distance move. There are many things you need to take into account during the pre-moving process. Whether you’re planning your first long distance move, or simply need to ensure your next one goes as planned, use these tips from the experts at EZ Movers.
1. Pack Your Belongings For A Long Haul
Double check everything you packed. Make sure everything is well cushioned inside the boxes. Try to assure that each box is packed to the top and that nothing is loose. Sealed containers inside the boxes are a must! Note that your boxes may be turned on their side or even upside down at some point during travel.
2. Insure Your Belongings Properly
A lot can happen to your stuff over thousands of miles in the back of a truck when it’s being loaded and unloaded by a number of crews. Determine well before your move if you want to purchase full-value coverage or stick to basic coverage. If you’re unsure which is better for you, we will explain the differences between the coverages, and you can make a more informed decision.
3. Keep Items You’ll Need Upon Arrival With You
You need to keep all your personal documents such as your driver’s license, social security card, passport, and birth certificate with you. DO NOT PACK THEM IN THE BOXES!
4. Pack Your Mattress In A Box
Mattresses can be bent out of shape, damaged, or otherwise tarnished/dirtied. Leaving your mattress outside of a box is risky, especially when it’s being handled by different moving crews.
5. Don’t Pack Food Or Liquids
Just don’t! Even non-perishable food runs the risk of getting crushed, tarnished or ruined, or worse, attracting vermin. Food will attract unwanted stowaways (the furry and creepy crawly kind) to your shipment. Don’t pack any food (or anything perishable).
6. Organize Your Belongings When You Pack
Keep everything labeled! Group the items according to their categories such as kitchenware, toiletries, breakables, toys, tools, etc.
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