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The 5 Tips That Will Help You Survive Your Long Distance Move

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Are you moving to another state or across the country? A major life change like that can be both exciting and nerve-racking. You may be looking forward to a new job or neighborhood but apprehensive about packing up your kitchen and settling into a different house. Planning as far as possible in advance and some other strategic moves will help make your move much smoother.

Here are some pointers to guide you.

Long Distance Moves are more complicated

A long distance move involves a lot more consideration and logistical planning than simply changing streets or suburbs. Hiring a professional moving company may seem like an additional expense but can be more of a necessity than a luxury. Regulations can vary from state to state and there may be other legal or insurance matters you're not aware of. The ideal choice is a moving company that's familiar with both the place you're leaving and your final destination. 

All Jersey Moving & Storage is based in New Jersey and has decades of experience arranging moves in state. We're also experts in executing long distance moves and possess the localized knowledge that an international company may not provide.  Check out the handy guides to the various areas we service on our website.

When will our stuff arrive?

Ask your moving company how quickly they'll be delivering your possessions on the other end. A fast turnaround time will ensure a seamless transition, reuniting your children and pets with their favorite toys and blankets and your spouse with the electronics they can't live without. An experienced moving company like All Jersey Moving & Storage will tell you all the rules for disconnecting appliances and other important moving tips. We specialize in direct delivery and use the same crew on both ends. It's reassuring to see the familiar friendly faces of the movers who packed up your old home reappear at your destination.

For Long Distance Moves a Couple Hours Away

If your new home is a few hours' drive away, consider taking a trip or two beforehand to scout the lay of the land and familiarize your family with their new surroundings. Take note of recreation facilities, religious institutions and shopping centers nearby so you can speak positively and reassuringly to anyone who's worried about the move. Stake out a cute neighborhood restaurant to give everyone a special treat after the move.

Long Distance Moves Present an Opportunity

A significant move can be the perfect opportunity to get rid of clutter and make a fresh start. Have a garage sale long before the big day and offer some of the proceeds to family members as an incentive to downsize. Donate the remaining items to Goodwill or other local charities. If you're unsure about whether to part with that grandfather clock or your 1,000 recipe books, your professional moving company can store them while you decide. All Jersey Moving & Storage offers secure, containerized short-term and long-term storage for residential and commercial needs.

Long Distance Moves can be Stressful

Remember that a first move can often be the most stressful. Give yourself  time to settle in but also take note of your adaptability and ability to thrive in new surroundings. Using the right resources can make the transition seamless. Once you've done it once successfully, you can do it again in future.

All Jersey Moving Storage has been helping individuals and families execute seamless, stress-free residential and commercial long distance moves for decades. Contact us today for a free estimate or to find out more about our containerized storage services, piano moving services or packing services.

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