This Article is About
three steps
protecting your belongings
gathering materials
unwanted items
common bond
moving company
great distance
human beings
time and money
long distance
Three Steps To Take When Moving Long Distance In Los Angeles
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Three Steps to Take When Moving Long Distance In Los Angeles

Every long distance move is unique, but they all share the common bond of being an epic, stress-inducing experience, which tests our mettle as human beings. Our entire lives are uprooted, and transitioned a great distance to some new land that may even be in a whole new country. Language barriers, social barriers, economic barriers, many obstacles will present themselves during a long distance move, and that’s why it’s important to simplify the moving process.

Often that is done with the assistance of a long distance moving company, as they specialize in such transitions, but even with a good moving company it’s a good idea to handle certain things yourself. Here are three steps to take as you prepare for your next long distance move:

1. Know exactly what you will be moving. This is crucial during the estimate phase, as your rate for long distance moves will be based on how much stuff you have. If you can clearly describe exactly what will be going with you, the moving company will be able to provide you with an accurate quote price; however, if you don’t know exactly what will be going, or it’s subject to change, your price is subject to change accordingly. Knowing what you want to bring will also make it easier to discard the unnecessary or unwanted items, and it will make it much easier to gather supplies as you prepare to pack. By discarding unwanted items and gathering materials yourself, you will save yourself from having to pay the moving company to do it. Knowing what your moving saves you time and money, so start figuring that out and compiling a list now.

2. Handle as much packing as possible on your own. You will save yourself a bundle of money by handling the packing yourself, as a long distance moving company will charge for that service. It’s important to remember though, that proper packing is essential for protecting your belongings throughout your journey. It’s imperative to understand exactly how to fill space, how to wrap, and how to load items. Make sure that all items are wrapped in packing paper or packing materials before they are loaded into a box or onto a truck. Once wrapped, small items should be carefully placed into boxes so that the space in between can be filled by additional packing materials. Once your box is packed, you should be able to gently shake it and not feel or see any movement from the items inside. When loading items onto the truck, the concept is similar, fill all space so that the items cannot move. If needed, use extra packing materials and extra boxes to prevent your items from shifting during the move. Should you feel that your packing skills are not up to snuff, practice a few times until you've got it down, that way you don’t risk damaging your belongings.

3. Set aside all valuables, electronics, and sensitive documents/ information. All of these items are important, and thus need to be accounted for throughout the move. Create a box or set of boxes specifically for your valuables and necessary everyday items. From laptops to jewelry, phones to passports, these are the items that you simply cannot afford to lose. If you pack these items with the rest of your household goods, you risk items getting lost in the mix, which can lead to some very uncomfortable moments during the unpacking process. Have all documents, ID’s, and similar materials packed into folders to keep things neat and organized, and then have the folders placed into a box with your other valuable. All jewelry should be wrapped in packing materials and carefully placed into boxes, as should all electronics. Keep these valuables close at hand, even in the same vehicle as you, through the course of the move so that there is no confusion.

These three steps will prepare you for your next long distance move. To streamline the process even further, do some research and then hire a great long distance moving company. Companies that specialize in long distance moves will have the tools and training to protect your belongings and efficiently move them anywhere in the world. Good luck with your move.

Street Talk

This is good stuff

  about 9 years ago
You May Also Like
Three Steps to Get Your Ex Back After A Breakup
If you have recently broken up with someone you might be wondering if there is a way for you to get them back. Breakups are very difficult to handle and can be devastating to both parties. It is natural for you to want to get back together with someone you…
By: Charles Garnett in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Dec 01, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Winning Back Your Ex Boyfriend - Useful Tips
If you've always wished that there was a handbook that could guide you through the process of winning back your ex-boyfriend, you're in luck. You probably recognize that not all the advice out there is going to lead you in the right direction, and with all of your friends telling…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Oct 15, 2012  
  Likes: 1

How to Develop Self Awareness – Shaping Your Reality
The common saying is that we are all products of our environment. Well, I would like to challenge that theory. I believe that every person has the mental capacity to make their environment a product of them. When this happens, I call it shaping your reality. So just what do…
By: J.Jones in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jun 03, 2013  
  Likes: 1

The Secret Law Of Attraction - It's Not A Secret Anymore!
In this article we will look at the secret law of attraction and how it has become recently available to the masses for use and application to change lives. We will look at how you can learn to use this same process in your life to make amazing life changes…
By: Nik Edser in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Jan 06, 2012  
  Likes: 0

The Law Of Attraction - Where to Start
It seems to me that more and more people are starting to learn about The Law of Attraction. If you are looking to improve your life in any way then learning about this will be a fun and exciting journey for you. Although it is not easy at first, I'm…
By: Johnny Watson in  Self Improvement  >  Attraction   Aug 03, 2013  
  Likes: 0

The Best Anti - depression Medicine
​The best anti-depression medicine today cannot be bought at any pharmacy or subscribed by any doctor. As life throws me for a loop and tests me abilities to cope, I often go into a trance like state and start thinking the worst scenarios that could happen at any given moment.…
By: Darlene2 in  Pets  >  Dogs   Sep 26, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Why Develop Yourself?
Today many people talk about personal development. There are a lot of training companies offering self improvement programs. Big corporation invest in training programs for their employees' self development. Many people invest themselves in coaching sessions and books. There are also a lot of websites and blogs talking about these…
By: Ancuta Neagu in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   May 06, 2011  
  Likes: 1

I Want Him to Want Me
Damn! I want him to want me. I want him to want me more and again. How can I get him to want me more? Are you asking yourself these questions over and over again? It's driving you crazy isn't it? I know it is. That's how being in love…
By: Saytue Saye1 in  Relationships   Aug 12, 2011  
  Likes: 2

Climate-controlled Storage, The Only Way To Store Your Belongings
Deciding how to go about storing your belongings during a move is one of the first and most important steps you will take. Unfortunately, some people fail to recognize the importance of proper storage during a move. Mobile storage units are an option for very short term storage, but climate…
By: Caroline2 in  Business   Jun 14, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Elementary Science Fair Project Ideas Vs Parent
Not once, ever will any parent find a reason that it is acceptable for them to go beyond helping find elementary science fair project ideas for thier child and cross over into doing the projecgt for them. Having the kid standing next to you while you do it does not…
By: Sue Gnagy Fegan in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Mar 05, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Vimtag HD Vt361 Wireless Monitoring Security System
Homeowners want to do everything possible in order to protect their homes. The Vimtag HD VT361 is a security camera that lets you stay home virtually even when you not actually home. Wi-Fi Connectivity This Vimtag security camera has a 100% Wi-Fi connectivity. With the use of this camera, you…
By: Aiden Daniel in  Business  >  Small Business   Jun 07, 2016  
  Likes: 0

The Importance Of Classical Curriculum
Classical curriculum is something that doesn't get talked about that much anymore because of how important that Common Core has become when you're looking at the curriculums that people are using in the classroom. The issue is, there are actually a lot of reasons why people end up using classical…
By: Steven Wilson in  Business  >  Small Business   Jun 06, 2016  
  Likes: 0

CNC Machining Services to Save on Project Cost
CNC machining services reduce production time. The computer controlled production eliminates the risk of human errors. Manufacturers are able to save on raw materials and also reduce wastage. As a result, all projects end up being profitable. Automation is fast taking over manual work. Since machining requires a lot of…
By: Donald Ernest in  Business  >  Small Business   Jun 01, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Setting Up Shop And Other Problems: New Age Businesses
Starting a business on your own is something that most people consider these days because there is a market for almost everything. However, setting up a business is probably not as simple as it seems to us. There are many factors starting from logistics to administration of HR down to…
By: Eliza Smuel in  Business  >  Small Business   Jun 01, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Air Conditioner Manufacturers & Suppliers
The split air conditioner is an electronic device that lowers the air temperature, through the process of refrigeration or compressor. it works by the combination of two units the cooling unit(indoor unit) and the compressor unit(outdoor unit), a line is connected to the device , the cooling units sits inside…
By: ranjit1 in  Business  >  Small Business   Jun 01, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1865    Report this Article