Your house is empty, and the moving truck is full; the only thing left to do is hit the road. While most of the time, while traveling on the road, nothing major will happen, but you can never be too careful. You never know when you could get hit with bad luck that will hinder your travels. It is always best to assess all variables when you begin your long-distance trips. We will talk about some of the scenarios that could cause some grief for you while traveling and what you can do to help ease the situation.
Preparing for High Gas Prices
Currently, gas prices are at all-time highs that can drain your wallet, especially if you decide to drive your moving truck yourself. It is best to budget for this a few months in advance so as not to drain your entire account when traveling. A nifty thing you can look into is downloading a gas app onto your smartphone that will keep you updated on the lowest gas prices when driving.
How to Deal with Unexpected Damages
For this situation, we need to return to the beginning of your packing. When packing fragile items like your dishes and kitchenware, use specific dish boxes that are designed to offer extra protection for your items.
Always take advantage of bubble wrap and packing paper; these items offer extra protection. You can always call for help from your local professional moving company as well, like Alex Moving and Storage. Professional packers and movers are trained for these scenarios and will get your belongings properly packed. If the moving company you chose offers a reimbursement option for damages, then consider purchasing that option.
Prepare for Unexpected Delays
There is a slight chance that you could arrive at your new home before your moving truck if you choose to use a professional moving company. A few variables could lead to this, like severe weather or unexpected road delays. This can be an aggravating experience, but there are steps you can take to ease the situation.
For starters, you should invest in a good air mattress. This will save you from spending unnecessary money on a hotel room until the truck arrives. Always keep a change of clothes with you for at least three days, so you don’t have to stay in the same clothes until the rest of your wardrobe gets delivered. Lastly, ensure that you bring a few kitchen necessities with you. A few pots, pans, and utensils will allow you to at least prepare meals, saving you from having to order out every meal.
Preparing for Any Emergencies
The longer you are traveling on the road, the higher the chances of something negative happening while driving, a minor accident, or a blown tire, for example. Keeping an emergency roadside kit in your car is always a terrific idea. It would help if you also traveled with a portable charging option for your phone to ensure a longer battery life in case of an emergency. Next, look into roadside service providers like OnStar or AAA that can assist you if you find yourself stranded. Lastly, always download your GPS routes the night before. That way, if you lose a signal, you can still travel with your directions safely.
Schedule Us for Your Next Long-Distance Move
If you have a move in your near future that you would like assistance with, call Alex Moving and Storage. Our residential movers will be glad to help you with whatever packing and moving help you would like. We offer a long list of services that will eliminate all the stress that comes with moving. Our long-distance movers are highly trained to ensure that your move goes smoothly. Call us today to get your free long-distance move estimate.
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