Moving to a new home? It’s a stressful time, but there are ways you can make the transition easier for yourself and your family. If a long-distance move is in your future, here are some things to keep in mind.

Kids? Get Them Used to the Idea

Moves can be especially difficult for children. Start talking about all the great features of the new city or town as soon as possible. It’s not always possible, but if you can, pay a visit to the new place to show them parks, and activities, and maybe even visit the new school and meet their teachers.

Timing is Everything

If you have kids, don’t make the move during the school year. If it’s possible to avoid disrupting the school year, you’ll make it a lot easier for kids to transition to a place. Instead of being the new kid, they’ll be entering school when every child is experiencing their first day in a new grade or school.

Downsize: Bring Less Stuff

Liberty Movers has completed thousands of residential relocations, and we’re sometimes amazed by what we see. Some people haul belongings they haven’t touched in a decade. Do you really want to set up your new house with your high school jeans and 1990s breadmaker in tow?

Moving is the perfect excuse to downsize by donating, giving away, or tossing items you no longer need. The less “stuff” you bring along, the easier it will be to set up your new home.

Chart out where your existing furniture will go in your new home. If it won’t fit or isn’t the right style, it doesn’t make the cut!

Pack for the New House

When labeling boxes, label them for where they will go in the new house rather than where the items were in your existing home.

Speaking of packing: Hire professionals. Liberty Movers offers full-service or partial packing services, along with custom crating and other services that help you enjoy a hassle-free relocation.

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Since 1920, Liberty Movers has provided relocation advice and reliable moving services. Call the highly reviewed movers from Liberty Movers today to speak with a member of our team or fill out our online form now to schedule a free consultation and accurate cost estimate.