Whether you are moving across the country because of a job or for personal reasons, it can be a stressful process. To help make a move less stressful on your entire family, Dehaven's Transfer & Storage, Inc, an experienced Durham long-distance moving company, has put together a brief list of tips. 

Hire a Long-Distance Moving Company With Comprehensive Services

To reduce your stress during a move, hire a reputable moving company that offers comprehensive moving services. You can learn about a company's reputation by searching online for customer reviews and looking for any awards or professional designations they may have received. Comprehensive services, such as packing services, can reduce the amount of time and energy you spend on packing your belongings. 

Prepare Your Children in Advance for the Upcoming Move

To reduce your children's stress during a move, you should prepare them as far ahead as possible. Then, depending on their age and level of understanding, you can discuss why you are moving and what your new home will be like. Having this conversation with them as soon as you can allows them time to process what changes are happening and express their feelings along the way. 

Keep Your Pet's Routine as Uninterrupted as Possible

Dogs and cats thrive on routine. While a move will mess up their daily routine, there are ways you can help your pet's stress level:

  1. If they are not used to riding in the car or their crate, you should start to acclimate them to both a few months before moving.
  2. You should keep them in a separate room on moving day with a few toys, their bed, and some food and water.
  3. You should introduce them to their new environment slowly over a few days when you get to your new home. 

Transport Your Plants Yourself to Control the Temperature

You may not know that plants get stressed, but they do. If you don't want to sell your plants or gift them to family members or friends before moving, you need to transport your plants yourself to reduce their stress. Plants get stressed in temperatures above 90 degrees and below 30 degrees and in direct sunlight for extended periods. Moving your plants in your car allows you to control the temperature of their temporary environment and their exposure to sunlight. 

Hire DeHaven's Transfer & Storage to Make Your Move a Breeze

DeHaven's transfer and storage is an experienced moving and storage company. Our partnership with northAmerican Van Lines allows us to make even the most complicated nationwide moves easy and hassle-free. In addition, we have experienced Durham long-distance movers who offer comprehensive moving services, including full-service packing, unpacking, custom crating, vehicle shipping, and storage. 

Call us today to learn more about our long-distance moving services.