How To Prepare For A Long Distance Move


No matter where you're moving to, a long distance move is an enormous undertaking. Moving down the street or in the same city is stressful enough, but moving across the country can be terrifying.

When expenses start popping up, you may be wondering if there's anything you can do to make your move easier.
You're in luck. There are tons of tips out there to help you prepare for the best of them. We're here with 10 of the most helpful.

How to prepare for a long distance move

Estimate a budget

The very first thing you should do...


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Both experiences can usher in emotions of dread because everyone knows that moving is hard and one's time is a precious thing.

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Luckily, you're not reinventing the wheel.  Plenty of people before you have discovered a variety of ways to make the moving process easier.  Here are some handy hacks that will reduce stress and wasted time in the packing process.

1. Make a Schedule

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Moving long distance can have its benefits, but there's also stress involved. A lot of that stress can revolve around trying to move children and pets, because there are entertainment and logistical issues that have to be addressed. So what can be done to make it easier on everyone? How can you help your children and your pets get from one place to another on a long distance move with a minimum of fuss? Fortunately, there are a lot of different options that can be considered so kids and pets can be a part of a long distance move and...


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