How To Prepare For A Long Distance Move

Are you about to embark on a long distance move? Don’t stress, Man and Vans are here to make your move as seamless as possible. We’ve put together some top tips to bear in mind if you’re about to embark on a long adventure! Find out more below.


Confirm The Date Of Your Move


Once you’ve put in an offer on your new home and sold your current home, you’ve now got to pick a moving date! Find a reliable removals company and confirm your moving date.  Start preparing yourself for the move, organisation is KEY.


Create A Schedule


Establish a timeline. Make sure all tasks are completed prior to your move.


It’s Time To Declutter


Before moving it is always a good idea to declutter. Be ruthless. Throw away all the things that you don’t use. The more you tidy out now, the less you have to go throw when you get to your new house.


Pack Wisely

Pack your belongings in order of room and label the boxes clearly. Labelling boxes make it easier for the movers to know where to take the boxes when you arrive.


Make Sure You Have The Right Packing Equipment


Make sure you have enough boxes and packing material. Fun fact: Did you know that Man and Vans can assist you with all of your packing materials and we can even help you pack up your belongings!


Plan Your Transportation Method


Many movers do not allow you to drive in the moving vehicle with them. Therefore, it is always a good idea to plan your means of transportation before the move. If you are moving with pets, it is a good idea to transport them in a car and settle them in as soon as possible.

Pack Snacks For The Drive!


The drive might be long, so pack snacks and if you are travelling with children, pack some toys to keep the kids entertained.


Be Friendly To Your Movers


When your movers arrive, show them around! Remember they are here to help.




You’ve arrived at your new home. It’s time to settle down. Try and unpack as methodically as you can. Try to recycle old cardboard boxes.


Man and Vans are here to help you make your move as easy and simple as possible. If you’re looking for a reliable removals company, we are here to help. From helping you pack your belongings to unpacking every last item. We’ve got you!


For more information about Man and Vans or to book your move contact us today via our online form. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 020 7193 5486.


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