Tips for Preparing a Cross-Country Move

Planning a relocation move across the country can be a bit more daunting than simply moving across town. Be prepared for your cross-country relocation move with these helpful tips from

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

Start planning your cross-country relocation as far in advance as possible. Sometimes a move is sprung on you with no warning but whenever possible plan your cross-country move about three months ahead of time.

Stick to a Plan

Create a plan and stick to the plan as much as possible. Follow it like it is your personal instruction manual on how to make your move. Make a checklist and prioritize what is a priority and what can wait. Set reminders on your phone or stick Post-It Notes in places to call your attention to the next task.

Hire a Professional

Hire a professional moving service to take the stress off of packing, unpacking and driving long distances in an unfamiliar truck. Many of the costs charged by professional movers are justified and well worth the savings on your stress level during a relocation move.

Research Your New Location

Do your homework and learn as much as you can about your new city, state and community. If at all possible, plan some extra time to visit some of the tourist spots before you settle in as a local. Seek out information on government websites about the city where you are headed, tourist websites and Chamber of Commerce sites.

Prepare Children

Make a game out of packing and unpacking for children. Explore and investigate what their school will be like and don’t be afraid to answer any questions your children may have. Be sure to get addresses of their friends so you can keep in touch.

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