Long-distance moves can be overwhelming and stressful. As a nationwide long-distance moving company, Coleman Worldwide Moving wants to help you stress less during the moving process. Here are some tips we recommend to make your relocation as seamless as possible.
Hire a Professional Moving Company
Working with a professional moving company can reduce your stress as you plan for your long-distance relocation. To reduce the likelihood of issues arising and contribute to your stress, choosing a company with an excellent reputation is essential.
You can learn about a company's reputation by reading their online reviews, seeing if they won any rewards for their customer service, and understanding the services they offer. Choosing a company with a professional packing service can free up your time and reduce the hassle of making sure your belongings are secure in transport.
Prepare Your Children for Your Move
Preparing your children for the move ahead can reduce their stress. The Moving & Storage Conference of the American Trucking Associations recommends showing your children a picture of your new house to familiarize themselves with their new environment. In addition, you can research family-friendly activities in your new neighborhood.
Once you create a list of fun activities, you can have them pick the first activity your family will do after you get settled. Another fun way to prepare them for the move is by letting them choose which color they want to paint their new room.
Give Your Pets Time to Adjust
Change is hard on animals. Cats and dogs get used to routines and are easily stressed by new environments and changes in routine. The ASPCA suggests making your pet feel comfortable while you load the moving truck by keeping them in a separate room with a few toys, their bed, and some food and water.
After you get to your new home, you can help them adjust to their new environment by allowing them to adjust to one room at a time. Once they appear comfortable in the one room, you can introduce them to new rooms one by one, keeping the doors shut in the others.
Keep Your Houseplants Comfortable
Did you know that plants get stressed, too? If you plan to bring your houseplants with you when you move, you should transport them in your car instead of placing them in the moving truck. Not only does this allow you to keep them comfortable by controlling their exposure to the sun, but you also have more control of the temperature.
Most houseplants prefer temperatures between 40 and 90 degrees. The inside of moving trucks can quickly surpass 100 degrees. They also like a mixture of direct sunlight and shade. Both these environments are easier to control inside a car.
The Difference Coleman Makes
As an Allied Van Lines agent, Coleman Worldwide Moving has the equipment and support needed to make long-distance moves hassle-free. Our nationwide long-distance movers offer comprehensive services to relieve your stress during the entire process.
Our most popular services include:
- High-Quality Packing Supplies
- Full- and Partial-Packing Options
- Professional Wrapping and Padding of Furniture
- Custom Crating Options for Fragile items
- Short- and Long-Term Storage
Let us help make your upcoming relocation a breeze. Call us today to learn more about our full-service long-distance moving solutions.