Moving a long distance can be nerve-wracking. You are leaving behind the streets, shops, restaurants, and people you are familiar with. It can also be an exciting time, as you get ready to explore a new city. Here are a few tips to help prepare you for a long-distance move:

●        Purge As Much As Possible

Any time you are preparing to move, the first thing you should do is start to purge. We all have items in our home we do not really use or wear. There is no point in moving these items, just to allow them to sit in your new home. Take the time to go through your cabinets, drawers, and closets and donate or discard any items that are broken, don't fit properly, are missing pieces, or that you simply do not use.

●        Begin Packing Early On

Packing can be time-consuming and tedious. Instead of leaving everything to be packed in the last few days you are at your existing house, begin packing early. If you are moving in the summer, consider packing up your winter clothes, holiday decorations, and other items you will not be using. On the flip side, if you are moving in the winter, pack your summer gear. This reduces the amount of items you are packing right before you move.

●        Thoroughly Research Interstate Movers

The final tip for preparing for a long-distance move is to thoroughly research interstate movers. Movers who are allowed to move you out of state are referred to as interstate movers. Those who can only move within a state are referred to as intrastate movers.


While you may be busy planning and preparing for your move, taking the time to research moving companies can pay off. Always get estimates from at least three different companies, read online reviews, and get references from companies you are considering working with. This will help you find an affordable and quality mover for your move.


When you are preparing for a long distance move, be sure to contact Ed's Moving and Storage for an estimate. We are based out of Tacoma, WA, but we can help coordinate long-distance moves for those all over the country. We can help you with all of your moving needs, including packing, loading, transporting, and even storing your belongings. Contact us today to get an estimate for your upcoming move.