Cross Country Moving Tips

Cross Country Moving Tips

Moving anywhere can be tough, but moving across the country can seem like a daunting challenge. You have to pack endless boxes, load onto a moving truck and then make the long travel to your new home, all while balancing the normal day-to-day responsibilities you may have. However, there is a way to simplify your cross country move. Bekins Moving Solutions has been helping clients move long distances for decades. During this time, we have developed several easy-to-follow tips that will make your move seem easy as any local move.

Organize & Purge

A month or two before your move, work on organizing each room in your home. Carefully consider whether you really need some of the items you are keeping around. It doesn’t make any financial sense to pack and lug several boxes of things you never use. Instead, sell or donate belongings that you haven’t used within the last 12 months. After you get done, you may have saved yourself a lot of time and money, not to mention less to unpack!

Ask for Professional Assistance

Cross country moves are quite different from a local one. When you are moving within the same city, or one close by, you can ask friends and family for help in packing, loading, and unloading. However, not many people have that option when moving long distances. Bekins Moving Solutions offers full-service moving options for both families and businesses. We can help you with every aspect of your cross-country move from start to finish.

Plan Your Trip

Next step is to plan your travel to your new home. Depending on how far you are moving from your current destination and your budget, you may decide to drive or fly. If you are driving, map out a plan on how far you will drive each day, hotels in the area, and local attractions. Making a few fun stops can help break up the day and give your children a chance to expend some energy before getting back in the car. Print out a map in case your phone doesn’t get reception through some areas of your trip.

Pack a Cooler

Pack a cooler full of drinks, snacks, and easily transportable meals for the road. This will help keep stops to a minimum and allow you to focus on the road. If you have kids, ask them to help pick out a few snacks for the road trip. By choosing the snacks themselves, they are less apt to be picky once you are traveling.

Bring a Moving Binder

Make sure to create your own personal moving binder before your move. Keep important documents and information handy so it doesn’t get lost in the move. That way, moving contracts, lease agreements, maps, and rest stop information can be close at hand in your binder throughout your move.

If you need assistance with your cross country move, contact Bekins Moving Solutions. Call (877) 594-1187 for a free moving estimate.