3 Tips For A Low-Stress Cross-Country Move

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3 Tips For A Low-Stress Cross-Country Move

2 October 2018
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Are you a busy professional? Have you just been notified that you're going to be transferred to another office in a different city? Although it might be a great job opportunity, few people actually like having to move across the country or even just to another city. When performed in conjunction with a busy job, a move can be extremely stress-inducing. But it doesn't have to be this way. There are things you can do to help make the movie easier so that you don't have to consider turning down this type of transfer or promotion. Here are some of these things:

Stop packing: Although you might want to handle the packing of important paperwork or documents on your own, for everything else you should hire a professional. A packing service will be able to quickly and efficiently get your stuff organized and packed up so that it can be moved, leaving you free to organize other aspects of your move such as where you'll be living and getting the utilities turned on at your new residence. Instead of rushing around to make sure that you haven't forgotten to pack something, you can be secure in the knowledge that it all will get taken care of by professionals.

Get professional movers: Just because your things are boxed up, this doesn't end your need for professional assistance. Not every packing service does moving, and not every mover will pack your things up for you. When this is the case, you're going to need to hire two separate companies to make sure that everything is handled. Instead of trying to learn how to drive a large truck in an unfamiliar area, in addition to the other logistics of moving to a new home, simply hire professional movers to ferry your belongings from one location to another.

Pack a "survival kit" for your new home: Another reason to hire professional movers to move your belongings to a new home is because of the potential for things like traffic delays. There is only so fast that a moving truck can travel, and it's less easy for one to make a detour around problematic areas; potentially making you late for any appointments you have set up in your new hometown. Before the packing service arrives to box up your stuff, pack a suitcase or a tote with things that you might need for the first 48–72 hours if your belongings should get delayed in transit. This includes things like a versatile pot or pan, a couple towels, and perhaps a small amount of bedding. This way you won't have to go out and purchase otherwise unnecessary duplicates of important items while waiting for your stuff to arrive.