couple prepares for long distance move with moving boxes

The task of moving a long distance involves many smaller steps that must be completed before you can even hit the road. From packing up the household to cleaning up an empty apartment, there are many little responsibilities that add extra stress and may leave you tempted to cut corners with your move.

The team at Merit Moving Systems can help plan and pack for your relocation. We even offer a selection of additional services that you may be able to use to protect belongings during the trip. However, there are a few things you can also do to streamline your long distance move too!

1. Don't Do It All Alone

No one person can manage a long distance move alone, especially if you want to keep all your household belongings. Hire a professional mover or bring the family into the packing and planning process. If you want to DIY it, make sure to delegate tasks to other loved ones. Have your spouse transfer those utilities and hold the mail. Get the kids to start packing up their rooms. This will help immensely.

2. Consider Temporary Storage

Depending on time or budget constraints you may not be able to move everything to a new household all at once. Moving in stages takes a lot of the stress out of your life. Our long-distance movers can pack up your household and transfer your belongings to one of our secure storage facilities throughout California. When you have settled into that new home, just let us know and we'll complete delivery.

3. Protect Belongings in Transit with Insurance

While Merit Moving Systems takes extra care with household items by delivering them in our sanitized, air-ride vans, we understand that sometimes damage happens in transit. We can help you with extra protection for your belongings in the form of insurance. Our moving experts are even available to provide insurance valuation of your household or a particularly valuable item.

4. Lighten the Load (By Getting Rid of It!)

Many movers charge by the pound when shipping items a long distance. This makes the cost of moving an entire home pricy for many families. Rather than struggle with these expenses, consider streamlining your entire household. Donate old furniture to nearby charities. Throw out broken or damaged items. Do everything you can to reduce the amount of stuff you need to move.

Merit Moving Systems is an A+ rated, BBB Accredited company with more than 50 years of experience in helping homeowners with their relocations. If you are having trouble with the moving process, our long-distance movers can ease the strain. Give us a call or fill out our online form to learn more about our moving services during a complimentary, in-home moving quote.