Moving across long distances is a challenge for everyone involved. Making sure your family is ready and registering your kids for their new school is only half the equation; the other half is ensuring that the move itself goes smoothly. One way to do that is by working with Dallas long-distance movers who can work logistical miracles. 



Without question, the best way to ensure a long-distance move goes smoothly is to be prepared. However, moving everything you own from one place to another, and possibly across state lines, can be painfully complicated. How can you prepare?

Decide What to Keep and What to Toss

Moving time is a great opportunity to declutter your home. Closets full of old clothes that no one has worn in ages are a fantastic place to start. One way to do this is the hanger trick–whenever you wear something, simply reverse the hanger after you put it back. After a year, any clothes that don’t have their hangers reversed should be headed for donation. After clothes, it is wise to look at your larger belongings. 

Do you still need the piano even though it hasn’t been played in years? Selling it could save money on moving costs. Is your old desk worth the cost to move it? Maybe that money could be put towards a new desk in your new home. 

Consider having a garage sale or listing items on Facebook Marketplace. This is an effective strategy to save money on a long-distance move because it makes the move easier, and it can also help you earn some extra cash to help with expenses. 

Take Inventory

As part of the decluttering process, make an inventory of all the items in your home. It doesn’t need to be detailed down to the last t-shirt, but your list should be as comprehensive as possible. When putting pen to paper, it may become clear which of your belongings should be sold or given away.

Don’t forget to check attics, cabinets in garages, and storage sheds. There is nothing worse than moving far away and realizing family heirlooms were left in a forgotten corner of your home. 

Making a list of everything in your home will also help the moving company estimators do their job. If you ensure that your list and the estimator’s list match, it will save everyone time on moving day and help you avoid unexpected costs. 

Work With a Reputable Mover

When it comes to a stress-free relocation, knowing how to find a good long-distance moving company is half the battle. The key is finding a company that doesn’t hide any of its fees. 

After reading reviews and deciding on one or two top moving companies, it’s time to make some phone calls. Professional movers should be able to provide much of the information that you need with one call. Things such as licensing and insurance should be at the top of your list of questions. 

Next, it’s time to have the moving company send out an estimator. Be wary of any company that skips this step. A qualified estimator should arrive at your home and take a full inventory of everything to be moved. With this knowledge, they should be able to provide a full quote containing all costs involved. 

Getting a full cost estimate is critical to ensuring there are no surprises on moving day. Extra charges for heavy items or hefty fees for additional hours can be avoided by ensuring you receive a single ‘all-in’ price quote. 

Choose NDMS as Your Moving Company

North Dallas Moving and Storage has been successfully helping customers move across long distances for more than fifty years. Our estimators will provide you with a full, zero-hidden fee moving cost quote, no matter where you may be moving to.

You can count on North Dallas Moving and Storage for a full-service moving solution. We offer meticulous planning, expert packing and unpacking, and dedicated customer service. Entrust your move to NDMS, and our expertise will help ensure a seamless transition to your new home!


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