Moving across Texas or across the country is different that switching houses in a new town. When you move to a city that’s far away from your current home, your relocation will require a bit more planning than an in-city move. Brothers wants to share our best suggestions on how to prepare for a long distance move.

Pack Must-Have’s to Take with You

Just like you would pack for a long vacation, make sure you’re prepared to have necessities within arm’s reach. Medications, important papers, clothes, toiletries, and pet supplies are just a few of the options to consider. Additionally, you should consider packing a cooler of food and cold drinks. This is especially helpful if you don’t want to eat out while you’re traveling or you have dietary restrictions.

Toss as Much as Possible

It’s significantly less expensive to consider downsizing your home when you’re moving long distance. Not only does it take less time to box up (not to mention unpack), you can save money on the size of moving van and labor hours. What you can’t recycle or donate, consider throwing away or storing. Implement a “one-year rule” – anything that hasn’t been worn or used in the last year doesn’t make the move with you.

Research Logistics

If you’re moving to a new neighborhood, research the logistics on how you will get there. Considerations such as parking, your neighbors, and trash restrictions could impact your plans. Additionally, try to plan out accommodations, rest stops, and driving routes along the way – this can help save time and hassle while you’re on the road.

Hire a Professional

A professional moving company like Brothers can help save you time and money on your long distance move. Our professional team knows how to efficiently pack your belongings and will safely transport them to your next destination. Our skilled experts strive to get our customers into their homes quickly – whether it’s across the country or down the street.

Bonus Talk to Your Accountant

If you’re relocating for work and they’re not paying for it, you might be able to write off the expenses on your upcoming taxes. Be sure to chat with your accountant!

Do you need a quote for your next big move? We’re happy to help! Brothers offers complimentary quotes on all moves for both residential and commercial relocations.

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