Whether you’re moving across state lines, to the other side of the country, or to a new continent across the world, long-distance moving can be as exhausting as they are exciting. That’s why it’s so important to do all that you can to prepare for your move—with careful organization, hiring quality movers, and developing a good deal of patience before moving day arrives.

At Capital City Transfer, our Madison movers have been helping local households, and commercial businesses make smooth and successful moves to new homes and locations all over the world. Follow along as our professional team of long-distance movers cover our top five long distance moving tips (plus a bonus tip!), to help you prepare for an easy and enjoyable transition to your new life in a new place.

Hitting the Road with Tips from the Experts

When it comes to long-distance moving, the little details are just as important as the big ones. Once moving day arrives, after all, it won’t be possible to easily retrieve things you’ve forgotten or to complete last-minute tasks you should’ve taken care of before loading up the moving truck and driving hundreds of miles away.

To help you prepare for the move, here are some important tips from our team of Madison movers to help you remember the details in time:

  • Be an Early Bird: As we’ve said before, long-distance moving takes plenty of preparation before moving day. More importantly, make sure to start your preparations long before moving day arrives, to ensure that you won’t be rushed. Moving at the last minute can be incredibly stressful and chaotic, so be sure to start as early as possible—at least a month or even two before your move-out date.
  • Set a Firm Moving Budget: Moving long-distance can become costly if you let it. To avoid rising fees and unexpected costs during the move, be sure to map out all of your costs and establish a budget. In addition, this is the point where you start shopping for a long-distance mover that personalizes your move to meet your budget. 

Be wary of movers that offer flat rates and no contracts, as these types of companies tend to take advantage of unsuspecting customers with surprise fees and higher-than-average charges once you’re moved in.

  • Embrace Your Inner Decorator: Before you move in, map out the new layout of your house to determine where everything will go. Decide who gets which room, identify storage options, and decide how you want your living room to look before you get there, to eliminate stress upon arrival.
  • Remote Services: There are some things you can do before you even get into town. For example, if you are getting new furniture, you can always do your shopping online and arrange for delivery to happen once you arrive. Anything that can be done remotely is less you’ll have to figure out once you get there.
  • Become a Travel Agent: Whether you’re flying, renting a car, or driving your own car, there are travel arrangements to be made. Figure out how you’re traveling and get the arrangements completed ahead of time. The last thing you need is to try to get last minute flight tickets when you’re still packing up the last of your boxes.
  • Moving Has an Off-Season: Whenever possible, try to move during the off-season. Yes, moving in the summer is convenient, but it’s also convenient for everyone else. By moving between October through March, you can save yourself some money and get premium availability from your long-distance movers.

Crossing Long Distances with Capital City Transfer

Backed by over 45 years of experience, our team has provided unmatched long-distance moving services for our Wisconsin customers. Whether you’re in Madison or Brookfield, we have your move covered with top-quality moving solutions, from professional packing services to our Madison storage units and more.

If you’re ready to begin planning the perfect long-distance move for your household or business, our team at Capital City Transfer would love to hear from you. Give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional moving services or fill out our online form to schedule your free, no-obligation quote.

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