How to Make Moving Long Distance Feel Like Moving Just Down the Block

Your long-distance move may take you thousands of miles away, but a few tips can make it feel like you’re moving down the street.

Long distance move survivors can tell you that moving across the country can be a real challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Many of the elements that make these types of moves so difficult come from poor planning or lack of knowledge. Prepping yourself with as much info as possible can help make it seem like you’re moving a few blocks away instead of a few thousand miles away.

Pick a Month to Start Packing, and Then Start Sooner

Think about it - would you rather pack calmly as you binge watch your favorite show, or would you prefer to have panic attacks as you figure out how to move everything you love at the very last minute? People underestimate how much time they need for a typical local move, and that results in chaos. So imagine how bad it can get with a long-distance move. Start packing as early as possible, or at least start putting together detailed lists. You’ll be incredibly glad you did when things run smoothly.

Make It Easy on Yourself: Leave Some Stuff Behind

Moving to another part of the country is hard. You’re probably leaving family and friends behind, so it’s tempting to want to bring as many things that remind you of home as possible. Too many items, though, can increase your moving costs, and you could end up on the other side with things you don’t need. Pack what you love and leave what you don’t. You’ll lighten your load, and the process will seem a lot simpler. Ready to make a move across the country look like a walk in the park? Reach out to the experts at Nilson Van & Storage so we can help you start planning your long-distance move today.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.