There are many reasons to make a long distance mover; perhaps you have been transferred by your employer or perhaps you simply want to start a new life in a new locale. Whatever the reason there are a few things that everyone should take into account.
A person who knows they are going to be involved in long distance moving will generally know about this some months in advance of the actual date. Because of this, many think that there is plenty of time to get things organized so there is no need to get excited and do anything just yet. This way of thinking is fatal, you need to take full advantage of all the time you have so that everything can be perfectly arranged and organized well in advance. Long distance moving is something that must be completely organized; it is far different than moving to the other side of town.
Organization: Right from the start create a file which will contain all the various documents that will crop up along the way. There will be many things that have to be done; everything from advising the post office of your new address to soliciting estimates. If you keep everything in one place you will know where to retrieve it when you need it.
Your new place: You may already know a little about your new city but a little is never enough if you are going to be living there. Use the internet to research the city; find out where all the places are that you will eventually need. If you have children you will need to find schools for them, you will need to find out where the shopping centers are in relation to your new home, the same goes for restaurants, the library, a fitness center, etc. if you study what is available on the internet and you still have questions the Chamber of Commerce is a great resource. Get their contact info from the internet and open a dialogue with them.
De-junk: There will never be a better time to dispose of all the unwanted things around your home. Take the time to sort through everything, decide what you want to take with you and what you can get rid of. If you are moving from Michigan to Florida you will not need your snow blower. The more you take the more your move will cost; have a garage sale, give it to charity or simply dispose of those things that are no longer of any use or value.