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August 17, 2021

Take the Stress Out of Long Distance Moving

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

If you are considering a cross-country move, then you might be feeling each psyched and stressed at the same time! A long-distance move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City certainly needs a large amount of preparation and work. Thankfully, there are paths that you could reduce your stress, and make the move simpler for yourself, as well as your family.

The following are 7 suggestions to bear in mind:

1. Plan!

This is basically the most important aspect in a successful move - specifically a long-distance move. You've got to be well-organized to make sure that all of your beloved belongings make it to the final destination, that you arrive at your new home at the proper time, and that you have the methods to hit the ground running after the move has been completed.

2. Downsize

Trying to transfer all of your current things to your new house could add a great deal of stress to your move. Additionally, it may add a great deal of pointless expenses.

As opposed to trying to take all things together with you, take an inventory of all the stuff you possess that happen to be rarely used. (A good general guideline is: if you've not used it in a year, then you do not actually need it.) You could try to sell these things ahead of the move, or merely give them away, either to family and friends or to a respectable nonprofit.

3. Keep Your Most Valuable Items Close to You

Through the actual move, it's a good idea to pack your most dear, treasured, and crucial things in a separate bag or container, and keep them nearby at hand in your car or truck, rather than the moving van. These things could include valuable electronic gadgets, fragile heirlooms that were passed on over the generations, or simply necessary personal items, such as toothbrushes or hair brushes. Your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will provide you with a list of things that ought to be moved along with you rather than on the moving van. Give consideration to this list.

4. Make Travel Plans Significantly ahead of time

Attempting to cobble together travel arrangements at the last second could be a recipe for catastrophe. Whether it's plane tickets, hotel reservations, or arranging with a moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, always endeavor to nail down all the logistics of your move no less than a month beforehand. That will result in significantly less stress upon you once the big day comes.

5. Make Sure Your Mover is Insured and Licensed

Moving cons are a regrettable reality in the current dog-eat-dog market. Stay away from the danger of employing a questionable moving firm by questioning about the moving company's license in advance. You can investigate on the standing of an interstate mover on the FMCSA's website by keying in their U.S. DOT number.

All reputable moving companies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City should be able to present you with the appropriate documentation.

6. Document the Status of Every Item Before Heading Out

Occasionally, incidents do happen mid-move. Hence, it is wise to make a list of your property, and record every one's present condition pre-move. (Some individuals take pics of every item as well.) You'll possess solid proof that the mover was at fault if his/her disregard or recklessness brought on harm to your personal belongings.

7. Shop Around

It certainly is recommended that you obtain estimates from multiple moving companies and review rates. Not only that but dig into the company's history among prior clients also. Some fact checking and cost researching can guide you to make the best decision for your big move.

At Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we offer reliable, high quality service at fair rates. We understand a long-distance move can be a serious headache, and we are here to help make it simpler. Touch base with us right now to get more information.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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