Taking too much stuff

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Make sure not to take too much things with you – especially those you have no use for.

Most of the long distance movers will charge you based on the weight and quantity of your belongings. So if you wish to save some of your moving budget, be sure to rid yourself of all unnecessary items. You might want to focus on those you no longer use or have need of.

Re-gifting, donating to charity, or selling these belongings is an excellent way to minimizing the freight you’ll need to transport in the moving process. Avoiding moving items like this will drastically reduce the costs and time needed to embark on your New Jersey journey.

Packing items improperly

This is one of the most common mistakes people make when they move long distance. Poor packing is always responsible for the majority of broken or damaged items people end up with when they reach their final destination. The only way to avoid this is to get the right packing materials and to take your time to pack properly, knowing that the items will travel long distance, and sometimes in very rough terrains.

Not booking ahead of time

The longer the distance you are crossing for your relocation, the earlier you should start planning. When it comes to moving to New Jersey from a different state or even country, advanced planning is necessary. And part of that process is to book your packers, movers, plane tickets, hotels etc. as soon as possible. This way, you avoid unwanted complications during the relocation.

Traveling Long-Distances Without Necessities

While most moving mistakes result in a headache, property damage/loss, or all around confusion, they can result in becoming stranded, hungry or ill and be the most detrimental. A solid checklist for when it’s time to hit the highway is as followed:

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A good nights sleep can solve a good deal of issues and prepare you for the task ahead.

  • Make sure you have enough cash on hand. You may have experienced an occasional, unexplained debit or credit card decline. You don’t want this to happen in the middle-of-nowhere.
  • Make sure the vehicle you’re traveling in is in good order to make a long-distance trek across the country.
  • If you or your loved ones require medication, whether it be for emergencies or on a regular basis, check two, three or more times to ensure you bring it!
  • Almost nothing besides a restless pet roaming around the cab of your vehicle could be more disheveling or dangerous on the road.
  • While your children are likely to fall asleep in an air-conditioned backseat, you can too! Make sure the burden of long-distance driving is shared between two responsible parties.
  • If you’re going to drive for a long period, check into a hotel to ensure you don’t become impaired by sleep deprivation.
  • Believe it or not, booking a flight might be the same price as driving long distances, or cheaper, in some circumstances.