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Long Distance Move Checklist: Pre-Move Planning

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Welcome to Empire Movers & Storage, where we understand the complexities of relocating. We’ve meticulously curated a comprehensive long-distance move checklist moving across state lines or internationally our checklist is designed to simplify your moving process, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your new beginning. Let us help you make your next move your best move, with expert advice and support from start to finish.



  • How to Prepare for a Long Distance Move 
  • Long Distance Move Checklist
  • When the Dust Has Settled

1. How to Prepare for a Long Distance Move

Choose the Right Moving & Storage Company

The foundation of a successful long-distance move is selecting a reliable moving company. Discovering how to prepare for a long distance move can significantly reduce the stress associated with relocating across the country. Empire Movers & Storage NYC offers extensive experience in long-distance relocations, providing peace of mind with professional and personalized services. Our team ensures your belongings are handled with care, offering transparent pricing and tailored moving solutions. Start your journey by choosing a partner you can trust.

Take Inventory

Taking stock of what you’ll be moving is essential. This inventory will not only help you determine what to take and what to leave behind but will also be invaluable for insurance purposes.

Declutter, Donate or Store

A long-distance move is an excellent opportunity to declutter. Sorting through your belongings and deciding what to keep, sell, or donate can significantly reduce moving costs and simplify your move. Or, if there are items you can’t live without but have no room for them in your new home, we can protect them for you in our temperature-controlled, video security storage units.

Gather Your Moving Supplies

Premium packing materials are crucial for protecting your belongings during a long-distance move. We provide high-quality, durable moving supplies tailored to the needs of your move. From specialized boxes to bubble wrap and packing tape, we’ve got everything you need to pack like a pro.

Utilities & Address Change

Before you move, it’s important to set up utilities at your new home and update your address. We’ve included this item in our long distance move checklist as it is commonly overlooked. On, you can arrange your Change of Address in advance. 
Empire Movers & Storage is not just a moving company; we’re your moving partner. Our aim is to provide a moving experience that is stress-free from start to finish. With our expertise and your moving checklist in hand, you’re set for a successful long-distance move
Customize our long distance move checklist to make it your own, ensuring a personalized approach to your big move.
Whether you’re moving locally or internationally, we’ll handle the move’s complexities, so you can focus on your exciting adventure ahead, knowing we’re here to support you every step. Contact us today for a free quote.


2. Long Distance Move Checklist – Expert Packing Tips

Packing for a move, whether it’s across town or to another country, can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of your relocation journey. At Empire Movers & Storage, we understand the challenges that come with efficiently packing your belongings to ensure they arrive safely at your new home. With years of experience and a commitment to making your move as smooth as possible, we’ve put together 3 tips designed to help you pack smartly, and make unpacking in your new space a breeze.

Label Everything

Use a detailed labeling system for your boxes, including the room they belong in and a brief description of the contents. For fragile items, make sure to label the boxes as such. This not only helps with the organization but also ensures that you and your movers know how to handle each box.

Prepare an Essentials Box

Prepare an essentials box for the first night in your new home. This should include toiletries, a change of clothes, chargers, medications, and any immediate necessities. Having easy access to these items can significantly reduce stress upon arrival, especially after a long journey.

 Invest in Premium Packing Materials

Utilize sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and high-quality tape to protect your items during the move. For international moves, consider using vacuum-sealed bags to save space and protect against moisture. Empire Movers & Storage offers a range of top-tier packing supplies tailored to your moving needs.


3. When the Dust Has Settled

The dust from the move has settled and the process of acclimating to your new surroundings starts. We’ve put together a guide to walk you through settling in after a local or long distance move. This detailed guide reviews everything from healthcare to transportation, mail forwarding, and utilities setup. 



As you embark on your moving journey, remember that a successful relocation starts with thorough planning and organization. By following our long distance move checklist, you’re not just preparing for a move; you’re setting the stage for a smooth and stress-free transition into your new home. At Empire Movers & Storage, we understand the challenges and nuances of relocating, whether it’s across the state or around the globe. Our goal is to provide you with the expertise, support, and resources necessary to navigate this significant change with ease. With our comprehensive packing tips and strategies, along with our dedicated team by your side, you can look forward to a moving experience that’s as exciting as the new chapter you’re about to begin

Ready to take the next step in your moving journey? Our team of moving experts is here to guide you through every aspect of your long distance move, offering tailored solutions that meet your unique needs. Don’t let the complexities of moving overwhelm you; let us help you make this process as seamless and efficient as possible.  Contact us today to book your free quote. 



Long Distance Move Checklist: Pre-Move Planning

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