We often take extensive preparations for making a long distance move. It takes days, sometimes weeks even months of careful planning and subsequent execution of a row of tasks to complete a successful move. However, seldom we think about the aftermath of a long distance move. Do we know the brand new environment we’re moving to? Do we have the pitch-perfect knowledge about the weather and terrain of the other end of our proposed long distance move? Do we know the home/office/space thoroughly? If there is the single ‘YES’ answer for all the above questions – you’re going to have a wonderful post-moving experience! Otherwise? Well, you may have to spend a couple of sleepless nights due to the leakage of gas/water lines and the slippage of water through roof/wall due to the poor condition of your moving destination. You may also end up in breaking some of your valuable stuff as the terrain you had to drive through was quite rough. The locals may also turn against you because you know nothing about them and have already done something disrespectful according to their terms! There could be numerous other problems which might destroy your happiness after a successful drive all through the way. So, as it says – the real winner ends it perfectly and you’ll have to do it too when you’re looking for a swift and enjoyable moving experience.
First of all, you’ll have to choose your mover carefully – who is highly professional and has nationwide coverage. From these movers, you can have invaluable moving tips which would help you to settle down once your move to a new place. For instance, moving companies with long-term experience and nationwide coverage could provide you with valuable insights about the weather, culture and terrain of the place you want to move. They would help you to get prepared for these issues and eventually reduce the risk of being a complete weirdo in your new home/office. They would also search for the ‘secrets’ of your new place before you put all your material possessions in the ‘perfect’ places – i.e. finding out the damaged utility lines and super annoying roof-holes (trust me, this particular service with your roof would be really useful during rainy season/winter).
Secondly, widen your scope of thinking before you move. Don’t just get worried with the ‘moving’ part; rather try to have a holistic view on the overall endeavor. When taking notes about the new place, not only just jot down the name of the probable new school for your kid but also try to follow and understand the inherent culture of that place. This way, you could easily mingle with your new neighbors which may ultimately turn into a superb blessing. After all, some of us always have this one or two neighbor(s) who came to our aid during the period of distress – i.e. desperately looking for some tools to set up the furniture and lost yours during the move.
Finally, always be confident and patient – before, during and after the move. As we know, problems are only created for the revelation of solutions. All you need is to keep calm, think patiently and put everything in order!