How Should I Prepare for My Long Distance Move?

Planning a move is a complicated process. With so many plans to set, calls to make and things to organize, it can get overwhelming fast. The stress of moving worsens considerably if you’re moving long distance. Suddenly you have to do everything from hundreds or thousands of miles away from where you’re going.

Pulling off an effective (and sanity-preserving) long distance move can be hard, but it isn’t impossible. All you need is a little guidance, planning and advice. We can help with all three. To get you started, we’ve gathered answers to the three most commonly-asked long distance moving questions below:

When should I start planning my long distance move?

Planning ahead is important for any move, but it’s especially important for long distance moves. If you’re moving during the offseason, you should give yourself at least three months to prepare everything. If you’re planning to move during the summer months, you’ll want to give yourself even more time.

Here’s a basic schedule to start with:


How do I choose a moving company?

Choosing the right long distance moving company is an important part of your process. You’ll need a company that can:

Ask yourself (or the company itself) each of the following questions as you vet them:


What particular things do I need to consider when packing?

The most important thing when it comes to a long distance move is organization and planning. Following a packing schedule is going to be the best way to help make your move a success. An example of a practical and easy-to-follow packing schedule is:


Long distance moves take a lot of work, but they’re worth it. You’re getting a chance to experience and become a part of a new community. That’s exciting!

Use this advice and help from the moving pros at Wheaton to make the process as streamlined as possible. Give us a call today or anytime you’re in need of help moving your life from one state to another.