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How to Make the Most Out of Your Long-Distance Move

Whether it be relocating for a new job or just a fresh start, a long-distance move requires forethought, planning and preparation.  One of the most overlooked aspects of a long-distance move is the relocation of you and your family.  As the premier movers in Castlegar, we would like to share the following tips on how to make the most out of your journey when moving long distances.

Plan your Route

A successful long-distance move is all about proper planning and sticking to that plan.  Your cross-country road trip needs to be a part of this plan.  Use Google Maps or another road app to plan the most direct and fastest route to your new home. When planning the details of your journey, be sure to include the following information in your itinerary:

  • The hotels that you will be staying at.
  • Where the nearest gas stations are.
  • Extra time to accommodate rush hour traffic, bathroom stops etc.

Stick to the Budget

Long-distance moves can be costly.  The best way to keep the costs at a minimum is to set a moving budget.  When setting this budget, be sure to include the total cost of your cross country road trip.  Some of the expenses that you are going to want to include are:

  • Gasoline for the trip.
  • Miscellaneous costs such as any unforeseen vehicle repairs.
  • Food costs including meals, snacks and treats.
  • Lodging costs.

Reserve

When creating your itinerary, it is a good idea to reserve the hotels that you want for each night of your road trip.  There is nothing more frustrating than arriving at your destination for the night only to find out that this hotel is full.  The last thing that you are going to want to do after a long day’s drive is to go around trying to find new lodging.  Plan ahead.

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A great way to save money on your excursion is to book lodging with a kitchenette.  This will allow you to prepare your own meals and save money on eating out.

It’s all About the Journey

Try to keep in mind that part of the fun of a long-distance move is the adventure – it is all about the journey.  If you have the time and patience, try to incorporate a mini holiday into your trip.  You may never see that part of the province or country again, so why not make a few slight detours and see some of the spectacular wonders that make Canada such a special place to call home.

These tips should make the long-distance moving process easier and allow you to enjoy your time on the road. If you would like other tips on how to make the road trip more enjoyable or are interested in our long-distance moving services, please contact us today.  We would love to be a part of your next move.