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Long distance moving is stressful, but it is even harder when you are moving with your family. From the planning stage to the time you pack away your belongings, managing your family may seem like a handful. Your kids may be throwing a fit because they do not like the idea of moving. The smaller ones may be causing a ruckus because they have no idea what is going on.
You, on the other hand, try your best to keep your cool and continue preparing for the move. However, you cannot help but think about how you are going to possibly be ready by the time you move. If you are finding it difficult to prepare for your family relocation, you need to hire a long distance mover.
Benefits of Hiring a Long-Distance Moving Company
A do-it-yourself move is possible; however, if you are moving with your entire family, it can be a handful. That’s why long distance moving companies are there to help, especially if you need to attend to your family’s needs during the move. A moving company can:
- Help you save energy and time. Hiring a long distance mover can help save time. You can delegate the moving tasks to the movers as long as you keep a list of all the valuables that you are asking them to move. You can exert more effort into handling your children and keeping an eye on the more important aspects of your move.
- Make the moving process quicker. You get an extra set of hands when it comes to handling and transporting your items when you hire a moving company. Movers can help you pack and load your belongings during your move. This way, your move can be faster.
- Help minimize your costs. Hiring a long distance mover means you are paying for an entire set of services. Instead of moving your items yourself, you can directly ask the moving company to do the job for you for a certain price. Instead of incurring a variety of costs for the move, you will only pay one company to do everything for you.
- Give you peace of mind. Hiring a good moving company can help lessen your worries because they are eliminating a big part of the work needed to accomplish your move. With their help, you can concentrate on other aspects of your move such as taking care of the documents required for your children’s school admission or getting ready for your new job.
How to Prepare for a Family Relocation
Communication is a key when it comes to preparing for a family relocation. It is best to explain the reasons behind your move so that your family can understand and will not be in shock. You must also prepare yourself for their responses and reactions. To help get your family ready for a long-distance move, you can follow these tips:
- Talk with your family. Explain to your family that you are relocating because of your new job, or whatever the reason may be. You need to apply different approaches for each of your family members.
- Your spouse. Your spouse may understand because your move is for the good of the entire family. However, if you are moving as a whole family and your spouse has an existing job in your current location, you must tell him or her about the move early. Avoid informing them a few weeks before the move. It is best to give your spouse some time so he or she can file for resignation and accomplish turnover responsibilities.
- Older children. Your older kids such as your teens and those who grew up in your current location may disagree with the move. They may have a hard time accepting it because their friends and their lives have been established in this location. However, you must try to do your best to make them understand.
- Younger kids. Younger children are easier to convince. You simply need to explain to them in a fun and entertaining way. The only problem you have to face is how to keep them from running all over the place while you prepare for your move.
- Segregate your items. Tell your family to segregate their belongings. Let them keep the things that they still use, and they can discard or donate the ones that they do not use anymore.
- Pack and label your belongings accordingly. Your family must place valuable items inside boxes and label them to avoid confusion. Delicate or breakable items must be wrapped in bubble plastic for protection.
- Say your farewells. When it is the finally the day of your move, you must say goodbye to your neighbors, friends and to the people who became a part of your life.
Long-distance moving is stressful because it involves a variety of processes. It may take a while to prepare for it, especially when you are moving with your family. It is important to keep in mind that it may be best to get ready months before your scheduled move to avoid forgetting anything. Hiring a long distance mover can help make the job easier. Once you are at your new destination, you need to take your time organizing your belongings, your valuables, and your furniture. Also, you need to give yourself time to adjust to your new home and community.
Michael is a professional long distance mover and has been in the industry for over 15 years. In his field of industry, he’s experienced a lot and seen a lot of country. He now uses that experience in the blogs he writes for one of the long distance moving companies, the My Long Distance Movers. In his spare time, he just likes to chill with his family and friends.