At UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Atlanta, we help facilitate moves across town and across the country through our network of franchisees and moving partners.

But moving across the country is no joke and requires some planning and preparation. Here are 5 essential tips for your long distance move.

  1. Hire the best long distance moving solution

We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we’ve got connections everywhere to help facilitate your long distance move to or from Atlanta. It’s easy to get quotes from various cross-country movers but the thing is that you don’t need just any mover, you need absolutely the best long distance moving company out there.

  1. Take an Inventory of Your Belongings

One of the best ways to prepare for a long distance move is to know exactly what items you’re moving so that you can prepare a good plan of action. Taking an inventory of your belongings and essential items you’ll need is an excellent place to start with any long distance move.

  1. Decide What to With Your Furniture… and Car

The cheapest way to do a long distance move is to NOT take any furniture pieces with you. You’ll soon realize that that is a super-simple yet effective tactic. Another consideration for long distance moves is what you’ll do with your vehicle. Your new place may be close enough to drive to but you can also look into options to ship your vehicle as well.

  1. Get Rid of Unwanted Items

The cost of a long distance move will depend on the number of items to be moved between the two homes, as well as their total weight… which means the lighter, the less expensive. In other words, yes, Marie Kondo, it’s time to question whether or not these items bring you joy and ditch the things that don’t.

  1. Get hold of packing supplies, including free moving boxes

The packing task is critical to the success of any residential move. So, the best way to prepare for a long distance move is to make sure the packing process goes as smoothly as possible. Some companies sell boxes, including many UNITS Moving & Portable Storage franchises.

Looking for help with your long distance move to Atlanta? Contact UNITS Moving & Portable Storage of Atlanta today.

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