Top 7 Things You Should Do Before Moving


Are you planning on moving cross country soon? If this is your first relocation, you should know that the task ahead of you is not as easy as it might seem. There are many things you should keep in mind while moving to another state. An inexperienced mover can all too easily get lost in the process. For that reason, we at Trico Long Distance Movers have put together the following list of some of the most important things you should do before you move.

Find the right moving company

Don’t trick yourself into thinking you don’t need professional cross country movers to help you. The right moving company will help you breeze through the relocation process. Do you know how to find the right moving company for yourself? Simply follow these steps:

  • Shop around. Don’t go for the first company you stumble upon. Make a list of your top picks based on companies’ reviews and your friends’ recommendations.
  • Ask for moving price estimates. Contact your chosen companies and ask them for an estimate. Rule out those that don’t fit your budget.
  • Choose the best one. Based on reviews, prices, and services, choose a company that fits your needs and requirements best. Give them a call and schedule your moving date.

Start preparing on time

Preparations for the moving day will likely take a little longer than you might expect. Create a detailed plan and dedicate each day in the upcoming weeks to various tasks. These tasks could include organizing your wardrobe, buying packing supplies, changing your official address, canceling your subscriptions, cleaning the house, and so on. Stick to the plan you’ve designed and you’re bound to get everything done on time.

Packing your belongings

Unless you hire your moving company to do the packing for you, this task is something you should prioritize. Packing takes a lot of time and energy, so make sure you approach it strategically. Get all the right packing materials and supplies, and keep your moving boxes clearly labeled. Do some research before you start on how to properly pack and protect different kinds of items.

Food and other perishables

During the days leading up to the relocation, you should make sure you eat all your perishable foods, or you might end up having to throw them away. Transporting these items long distance is not a good idea, as they are likely to get spoiled. Organizing a farewell party for your friends can be a great opportunity to get rid of all that food.

Think about your car

No matter where you are moving to, you will likely need your vehicle once you get there. Depending on how far away your new home is, it might not be the best idea to drive all the way there. You will already be stressed and tired from the moving process itself, and the last thing you want to do is sit behind the wheel in that state. So ask your moving company if they also provide car shipping services and arrange for your vehicle to be transported to your new home.

Think about your kids and pets

Young children and pets will likely be in the way on moving day. A house full of movers carrying furniture and other heavy items is not the safest environment for toddlers or dogs to be running around. So don’t forget to arrange for a babysitter or a pet-sitter on moving day. It will keep them away from danger and let movers do their job uninterrupted.

Gather all the moving info you need

Is your relocation date approaching? Then you should make sure you’re well prepared for the process ahead. In order to make this task easier for you, we’ve prepared the following list of moving FAQ that are bound to help you stay on top of things. Read on to learn more about moving services, their cost, or the moving process in general.

Why should I move with Trico Long Distance Movers?

We at Trico Long Distance Movers have been in the moving business for quite some time now. We have all the necessary skills and experience to make your relocation go without a hitch. On top of that, we also offer high-quality moving services at reasonable prices. Whatever it is that you need and wherever it is that you’re moving from and to, you can count on us to make it happen.

How much does it cost to move with Trico Long Distance Movers?

We base our moving prices on a number of different factors. For starters, the location of your old and new address (i.e. the distance between them) affects the overall price of the relocation. In addition to this, the number and type of goods you are transporting and the services you choose will affect the price as well. If you would like to find out how much moving with us costs, simply request a moving price estimate. You can do so by filling out the form on our website or giving us a call. One of our customer service representatives will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you might need.

Do you also offer cross country car shipping services?

Yes. With Trico Long Distance Movers, you can transport your car in a safe and time-efficient manner. Simply choose between door to door and terminal to terminal car shipping, and we’ll take care of the rest for you!

I can’t move into my new home right away. What should I do?

Don’t worry! Trico Long Distance Movers offer state-of-the-art storage units for your belongings. What’s more, our storage service is free of charge for the first thirty days! Feel free to give us a call and ask one of our client service agents for more information.

Are you ready to relocate? Then give Trico Long Distance Movers a call today! Our client support representatives will be more than happy to answer all your questions and provide you with a moving price estimate. Call us today to schedule the best available date! We are looking forward to helping you with your relocation.