You have the last box packed and loaded into the truck; it is now time to hit the road. While the most challenging part may be done, the journey is not yet over. There is one last thing to accomplish before you can start this new chapter in your life.
You may think that the traveling part may not be that difficult, but it does have its own dangers. You need to be fully prepared for anything that could happen unexpectedly. We will be looking at a few scenarios that could turn your trip into a negative experience and what you can do to avoid it or make the event not so terrible.
1. Unexpected Delays
If you have chosen to hire a local professional moving crew, then there is a minute chance that you can arrive at your new house a few days before the truck does. There are a few reasons why this could happen; severe weather can slow them down, or some unexpecting road hazards have complicated the travel. Either way, you need to be able to survive a few days without your belongings. Everything that you need can be packed in your car to avoid being left without certain materials. First off, bring an air mattress with you; this will provide a place to sleep and save money on getting a hotel you weren’t planning on staying in.
Secondly, bring some clothes with you to last you for three or four days. Lastly, bring some kitchen necessities like pots and pans and similar utensils. You will still be able to cook from home saving you from having to eat at restaurants while you wait.
The longer you travel on the road, the chances of encountering an emergency, no matter how small, increase. You need to be fully prepared in case you find yourself stuck on the side of the road.
Always carry an emergency roadside kit with you in the car. This will help keep you safe while you are waiting for help to arrive. Consider subscribing to a roadside service like OnStar or AAA; these companies can assist you and get you back on the road quicker. Travel with a portable phone charger to lengthen the battery life so it can be readily available in an emergency. And lastly, download your GPS route the night before; this way, if you lose your signal, you can still get your directions given to you safely.
3. Gas Prices
Right now, gas prices are insane, and any long-distance traveling can seriously damage your wallet, especially if you go the self-driving option with the moving truck. Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot that you can do about this. Start budgeting and saving a few months in advance, so the gas prices don’t completely drain your accounts. You can also look into gas helper apps for your smartphone. The apps are designed to help you find the cheapest gas prices in your area.
The best way to handle this is to pay close attention to how you pack your items. Fragile items like glassware and dishes can be packed away in specific specialty boxes that add extra protection. Don’t forget to take advantage of any packing materials that could also help. Packing paper and bubble wrap add another level of security. You can also enlist the help of a packing crew, like Coleman Allied, to handle your packing.
These companies have highly trained professionals who can pack your belongings safely and ensure they are even safe while on the truck. If your moving company offers insurance protection, consider purchasing the option. This way, if there are any unforeseen damages while moving, you will be compensated appropriately for the damages.
Let Us Help with Your Move
Coleman Allied can help you with your next long-distance move. Our highly trained moving crews will safely and efficiently pack away your belongings, load them on the truck, then meet you at your new home. No matter where you are moving to in the country, our residential movers can help. With our Long-distance movers, we will eliminate the stress and worries that come with packing and moving. Call us today to get your free long-distance moving quote.