A long-distance move is one of the more difficult moves to prepare for because, compared to a local move, a long-distance move requires more planning to ensure that you are ready for moving day as well as any issues that pop up before or after. One of the things that is hard to plan for though, is the unexpected. Today, the dependable residential movers here at Winnipeg Moving will go over how to plan for the unexpected during your long-distance move.
Damages & Delays
One of the realities that come with planning your long-distance move is planning for things that might not be totally in your control. That is why planning for unexpected damages and delays can be difficult, but there are ways you can better prepare to handle them. If you want to minimize any potential damage risk to your items, make sure you:
- Use Proper Packing Techniques
- Have The Right Packing Materials
- Valuation Coverage
- Hire A Moving Company
Delays from storms or vehicle shortages can lead to your items not being delivered on time to your new residence. The last thing you want to deal with is being stuck with the same clothes for an extra day or two. To make sure you are prepared to deal with delays, make sure you pack extra clothes and essentials as well as have money set aside for temporary housing and food while your belongings are in transit.
Road Emergencies & Costs
Driving during a long-distance move can be stressful if you aren’t prepared. Nothing is worse than driving for a few hours, only for your vehicle to run into an emergency. From flat tires to getting lost, there are many road emergencies that you have to prepare for. Before a long-distance move, make sure:
- Vehicle Is Road Ready
- Have A Roadside Kit
- Roadside Assistance
Hire than expected fuel costs is another thing you have to plan for since fuel costs could change a lot from week to week, especially if you planned out your move way ahead of time. Make sure you have enough extra money to cover these unexpected costs. If you don’t want to deal with any road emergencies or fuel costs, then consider hiring a team of long-distance drivers to take care of the transportation for you.
Handle Your Move With Confidence
A long-distance move is quite the experience, especially if it is your first one. With these tips, you can have a better idea of planning for the unexpected. So, if you do run into any of these issues, you’ll be better prepared to deal with them.
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