6 Tips For Moving Long Distance That Will Make Your Life Easier – Sell Now Homes Wichita

Moving is very difficult no matter the distance you are moving. But moving a long distance causes additional stress and make you feel unprepared to jump into an unknown place.

In this post, we’ve put together some great tips when you are attempting to move a long distance in Kansas.

1) Pack like a pro:

Tips For Moving Long Distance - packingThere are many tricks you can utilize to better pack your possessions. For instance, if it makes sense in your situation, wrap up your clothes in dresser drawers. Don’t leave any empty space in boxes.

Use some of your items as containers. For example, your Tupperware can act as a container for your silverware. Wrap linens and towels up in trash bags, and use them as padding for boxes.

These tricks might not appear appealing, but it will help you save on space and boxes. The last thing you need while moving is to take up additional space.

2) Downsize: 

If you are moving, you might want to consider downsizing. You can easily downsize your belongings when you are preparing to move. As you pack your items, you will find that there are many things you just do not want to bring with you to your new home. If it isn’t something you absolutely love, now is the time to sell it or give it away.

It is common for people to pack everything they own. However, many of those items stay in those boxes unpacked. If you do not want the items you plan to pack, it is probably best to leave it behind.

Also, if furniture costs a significant amount to ship, you might want to consider leaving it behind when you move.

3) Take heed when hiring movers:

You should always keep sentimental items and valuables, including jewelry. If you are not moving items of value on your own, you need to insure them.

Make sure to clearly mark boxes with your name and address. Many big moving companies will move several families’ items on one big truck and your items could be mixed with others by mistake.

4) If possible, drive your car:

Drive around to see the county (or state). First, shipping a car can be expensive. Second, car shipping companies can have ambiguous dates of arrival. Many shipping companies wait until they have many cars to move, before getting your car loaded up and on the road. Being in a new city, without transportation will get very frustrating, very fast. You will save money if you drive instead.

Being in a new city, without transportation will get very frustrating, very fast.

Furthermore, you will learn more about the area you move to.

5) Be prepared to buy some new things:

You will need some new items when moving into your new home. Many times when people move, they want to buy new items to fit in their new home. In many situations, clean items are needed to prevent the transfer of pests. Think of a new dish drainer, wooden furniture, and other similar items.

If you are moving, you should budget for these new items.  You don’t want to add any additional stress to the move by worrying about buying the little things you will need to make your house a home.

6) Be patient and give it a week or two:

When you find yourself in a new town, it is more than just physically settling into your new house. You are also settling mentally and emotionally too. It will take a couple of weeks to really feel comfortable in your new town.

Get to know the area, and do some exploring. Practically every location has at least one gem. Be patient and you will feel right at home in no time.

Are you looking to relocate without any stress? Give Sell Now Homes Wichita a call now at (316) 413-8314 or fill out this form, and we will be in touch right away!


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