long distance movingIf you’ve been following our moving tips in Part 1 and Part 2, you’re well on your way to a successful long-distance relocation. In this installment, Part 3, we’ll continue to provide you with valuable insights and guidance to ensure your move goes smoothly. So, whether you’re in the early planning stages or you’re in the midst of your move, keep reading for more essential advice to make your long distance moving a breeze.

Long Distance Moving Tips

Tips 44-48: Children

It’s important to have open conversations with your children about the upcoming move to a new place. Moving to a different state can be a big and sometimes challenging change for them, so as a parent, it’s your job to help them understand and get ready for this new chapter in their lives.

Before you start packing, involve your kids in sorting through their belongings. Explain to them that it’s a kind and thoughtful gesture to donate toys or items they no longer enjoy to less fortunate children who can find joy in them. This not only helps your children feel good about the move but also teaches them about generosity and empathy.

Encourage your children to participate in the preparations for the move. If they are old enough, they can

  • pack their own belongings
  • tidy up their rooms
  • put together boxes with their essentials
  • even have some fun decorating and labeling those boxes.

Involving them in these activities can make them feel more in control and excited about the upcoming adventure.

Remember that changing schools will be part of the move, so it’s essential to obtain your child’s school records from their current school to ease the transition.

In your new destination, take the time to research and find a good school for your children. Look into the most reputable schools in the area, and once you’ve moved, schedule a school tour with your child to help them become familiar with their new educational environment.

Tips 49-51: Pets

Moving with pets can be a complex task when relocating to another state. It’s crucial to understand that moving companies are not allowed to transport pets due to safety regulations.

Consider what’s best for your beloved animal companions, whether they are dogs, cats, birds, fish, or any other type of pet. The safest way to move them across the country is to have them accompany you in your car during the journey.

Ensure your pets’ well-being by taking them for a check-up at the veterinarian’s office before the long distance moving to Myrtle Beach. Additionally, make their travel experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible during the car trip.

long distance movingTips 52-54: Plants

Dealing with your houseplants is another important aspect of your move. Well before Moving day, you should plan what to do with your beautiful plants.

Keep in mind that professional movers won’t transport your plants due to legal restrictions, and it’s not advisable to move them in your car, as the long journey may harm them.

Consider giving your houseplants to friends and neighbors whom you trust to care for them. Alternatively, think about donating some of your plants to places like churches, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, or libraries, where they can continue to thrive and bring joy to others.

Tips 55-57: Address

Changing your postal address is a necessity when moving to a new state. However, this change won’t happen automatically; you need to take the initiative to update your address with the United States Postal Service (USPS).

To ensure that you receive all your important mail, remember to make the address change with USPS approximately two weeks before your Moving day. This proactive step will help prevent any mail from getting lost during the transition.

You have four options for changing your address before moving out of state:

  • you can do it in person at the nearest post office
  • complete the process online through the official USPS website
  • make the change over the phone
  • send a request by mail.

Tips 58-60: Utilities

When you’re moving to a new state, remember to address your home utilities. Arriving at your new place without power or running water would be less than ideal.

Get in touch with your current utility providers and schedule the disconnection of services a couple of days after you move out. This timing ensures that you’re not billed for services you no longer need.

In your destination state, reach out to utility companies and schedule the reconnection of essential services such as

  • electricity,
  • water
  • phone
  • Internet in your name.

Plan to have these utilities reinstated about two days before you arrive, so you can settle into your new home comfortably.

Tips 61-63: Doctor

As part of your moving preparations, don’t overlook your family’s healthcare needs. Before moving day from Myrtle Beach, set up an appointment with your current family physician.

Keep in mind that long distance moving means finding a new doctor in your new city or town. To ensure a smooth transition, obtain copies of all your medical records as well as those of your family members. These records will be essential in registering with a new healthcare provider in your new state.

Don’t hesitate to ask your current doctor if they can recommend a reliable healthcare professional in the state you’re moving to. They can also offer valuable advice on how to go about finding the right healthcare provider to meet your specific medical needs. Prioritizing your family’s health during the long distance moving is crucial for a successful move.

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