Moving across the country can be overwhelming and stressful for all of your family members. As an experienced New Jersey long-distance moving company, SeaCure Moving & Storage wants to help reduce your stress by offering some helpful tips. 

Utilize Professional Packing Services From Reputable Companies

Professional packing services can make the relocation less stressful for you. Not only do they save you time, but they can also ensure your belongings are packed securely for safe transport no matter how far away you move. Choosing a reputable moving company is essential for a seamless relocation. 

You can learn about a moving company's reputation by reading their online reviews. In addition, browsing their website can provide you with information about their priorities and if they've won any awards or designations for their moving services or customer satisfaction. 

Give Your Children Space to Feel Their Emotions and Process the Move

Moving can be difficult for children, regardless of their age. Not only are they leaving their friends behind, but they have to adjust to a whole new environment. If you can, tell your children about the move a few months in advance. 

Informing them about the move in advance gives them time to process their emotions. You can help them by encouraging your children to tell you how they feel and explaining to them what your new home will be like. 

Acclimate Your Pets to the Moving Process Slowly to Reduce Stress

Cats and dogs become skittish when they are stressed. Keeping them safe and calm is essential to prevent them from accidentally escaping while you load the moving truck. The best way to prevent your pets from escaping and reduce their stress is by slowly acclimating them to the process.

A few weeks before the move, start packing your boxes. When you bring the boxes in, let them sniff and watch for a few minutes. Then, place them in a separate room where they feel safe. Leave a few toys, their bed, and some food and water with them. When you pack, place them in the room. On moving day, keep them in this same room. Once the truck is packed, you can bring them out with their comfort items. 

Transfer Your House Plants to a New Container a Few Days in Advance

Experts recommend not bringing your houseplants with you when moving long distances. However, if you cannot avoid this, it is essential to reduce their stress. One way to do this is by transferring them to a travel-safe, plastic container a few days before moving. Plants take a few days to get acclimated to a new environment. 

On moving day, transport them in your own vehicle instead of the moving truck. Moving trucks can quickly become hotter than a plant's ideal temperature and limit their access to sunlight, causing further stress. 

Hire the Experienced Long-Distance Movers at SeaCure Moving & Storage

Since 1981, SeaCure Moving & Storage has provided comprehensive long-distance moving services. Our forty years of experience make our New Jersey long-distance movers the leading choice. To make your move as stress-free as possible, we offer the following customizable services: 

  • Full-Service Packing
  • Custom Crating and Storage
  • Specialty Shipping for Pianos, Vehicles, and More

We are an agent of Bekins Van Lines, allowing us to handle even the most complicated nationwide relocations. Call us today to learn more about our full-service long-distance moving solutions.