Any move that covers more than one hundred miles from the loading point to the unloading point is considered a long distance move. If you’ve ever done any long distance moving, then you know that it is an arduous and often trying process that tests our ability to adapt and problem solve. Long distance relocations are a necessary evil though, as we inevitably grown and transition to new phases of our lives. For those of you in Orange County, California, this blog will provide some helpful tips for long distance moving into or out of the area. The goal is to simplify the process, so that you can have a more enjoyable, relaxing moving experience. Along with following these tips, you should also hire a great moving company, as professionals have the tools, training, and experience to handle the labor and logistics.
Long Distance Moving Tips
Since large relocations are such a hassle, here are some long distance moving tips from professional relocation specialists that should make your next move a little bit easier:
- Give yourself ample time to find a mover and handle all of the planning and preparations for the move. This means that you should start readying yourself for the relocation process about two-three months before your intended moving date. This may seem like a lot of time, but it’s really not when you have to find a moving company, handle all change of address information, gather supplies, clean up the home, donate or discard unwanted items, and generally prepare for the move.
- Keep all important documents, electronics, and items in a box that remains with you throughout the move. This includes ID’s, passports, birth certificates, phones, computers, tablets, etc. These are the items you want to keep in your sight throughout the move, so that you don’t have to deal with the stress of potentially losing one of those items. If you’re using a personal vehicle during the move, this box should be transported by that vehicle, and not in a moving vehicle. Again, you want these items with you, or in a safe location, throughout.
- Plan your move for a time when the weather will not have any adverse effects on the process. The summer, and specifically the months of May through September offer the least amount of rain fall and the most sunshine for Orange County, which should not have an effect on the move. However, winter weather like rain, snow, and blizzards (rare for the O.C. but not for other parts of the country) will certainly slow down a move and have adverse effects on the process (which will cost you money). Moreover, the summer is the busy season for the moving industry, which means that you can get the best rates and deals for long distance moving.
- If you’re doing any international long distance moving, then it’s extremely important that you take care of all VISA and IRS issues before your relocation. If you’re moving to a foreign country to work or attend school, you may be required to obtain a VISA before making the journey. These can be obtained through the State Department, after going through the proper channels and procedures. Additionally, you may need IRS permission to leave the country. Consult with the Internal Revenue Service about whether you need to obtain permission before you leave, and about whether you’re up to date on all of your taxes. Once you’ve taken care of that stuff, you are ready to make a long distance move.
Long Distance Moving with Acclaimed Movers
When you need to find the right mover for your long distance move into or out of Orange County, you need to get a free, no-obligation quote from Acclaimed Movers. For more than ten years, Acclaimed has provided comprehensive, luxury, residential and commercial moving services for all of California. The company offers assistance through every phase of the relocation process, including assisting with logistics and planning, as well as, with packing. Their services extend to all reaches of the world, and the company specializes in making cross-country and international relocations. The packing service the company offers is ideal for long distance moving, as it reinforces boxes, and includes the disassembly and reassembly of large items, and the creation of custom moving crates for all delicate or valuable items. With clean-cut, experienced professional movers, and a team of expert moving consultants, Acclaimed will make your next long distance move an effortless and enjoyable experience. If you’re ready for some long distance moving, Acclaimed is ready to help.