How to Prep Months in Advance for a Big Move Across the Country

Unless you make a totally spur-of-the-moment decision, you will know months, or even years, ahead of time where you might move to next. And sometimes, especially when those moves are across the country, you need help prepping to get yourself, your family, your pets, and your belongings from point A to destination B.

For tips on how to prep for your next big move months in advance, read and consider the following article. You don’t need a decision making course to take these prep tips to heart.

Pack Up Your Belongings a Little at a Time

If you have time to sit around and do nothing for a day, then you have time to box up some of your belongings for your impending move. Start with stuff you don’t use very often, then move on to things that you use semi-often the closer you get to your move day. Save your everyday belongings for the very last box on the night before your big move.

Hire Professional Movers and Packers for the Final Months in Your Old City

Don’t have time to pack and move yourself? Hiring professional movers and packers can save you time and money in the long run. They often have their own supplies, like boxes and tapes, and can help you efficiently shift life from one destination to another.

Make Regular Trips to Your New City to Accommodate Yourself with New Surroundings

Your new city is filled with different attractions, shops, restaurants, and people, all of whom deserve your attention for a little while. Ergo, you should make a few planned trips to your new city with hopes of becoming familiar with the area.

If You Can, Prep Your New Home on Your Regular Visits

Remember the first tip of packing a little at a time? You can move a little at a time too. If your new home is already semi-set for move-in, and it’s officially yours, take a box or two with you to the new place whenever you make those regular visits of accommodation and familiarization.

Make Early Arrangements for Moving Any Pets or Valuables

Understandably, there are probably some belongings you don’t want in the back of a moving truck. And your pets are family, so you’ll of course be taking them with you. Find someone you trust, like a best friend or loved one, that can help you move your pets and valuables on move day. Pay them in meals, gas money, and a place to stay before they head back home.