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What to Expect During a Long-Distance Move

Not all moves are the same. A long-distance relocation requires different planning and resources than a local move. This guide will help you figure out how to handle a long-distance move so you and your family can stay sane during the process.

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Many Unknown Variables
One of the issues of a long-distance move is those things that you cannot see. Since you are coming from so far away, you might not have access to your new home or neighborhood. When you cannot be entirely sure about your new house, it is a good idea to utilize self-storage until you get settled. This will give you the time to get your new residence organized without clutter.

The Need for a Schedule
With so many tasks associated with a long-distance move, it is especially important to plan for your trip. Leave yourself plenty of time and supplies with which to pack. If you are working with movers, hire them early so you can be sure they will be available. Make a plan to shut off the utilities in your old home. You always want to leave some extra time for you to get used to living in your new city. A moving schedule  helps you make the most of time that you do have.

As hard as you try to stay organized, there will be certain situations for which you are not ready. The best way to prepare for the unexpected is to be ready for a little bit of chaos. Find a storage unit where you can safely keep extra belongings during the process. Consider staying in a hotel in the new city to get ready for your new life.

Chelsea Mini Storage brings you a huge variety of storage units to get you ready for any kind of move. We also sell moving supplies to keep you organized throughout the process. For more information on our storage facility, please visit us online or call (888) 549-4090.