Protect Your Belongings For a Long-Distance Move

When it comes to long distance moves, there's a lot of planning that takes place long before the moving truck pulls up. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help to protect your belongings as they're transported many, many miles to your new home.

Protect Electronics

If there's any chance that the temperatures inside the moving truck will go below freezing, you'll need to take a few extra steps to prepare the electronics in the truck for the move. If you allow electronics to hit freezing temperatures, the intricate parts inside can break, and the result is – the electronic will no longer work.

Before loading electronics, wrap them up well to protect them from the dropping temperatures. You'll have lots of towels and blankets to move, so why not use the blankets and towels to wrap up your electronics? A layer or two of warmth could be enough to protect it, but if you know that the temperatures are going to be very, very cold for an extended time, you'll want to pick up a few packs of hand-warmers – the ones that last 12 hours before cooling off. Just before you load the items into the truck, crack the packs to activate the heat and slide it in the box or under the blankets that you have covering the items.

Plant Protection

Houseplants can be challenging to transport – especially if you're driving through changing temperatures. Not only do you have to worry about the rough ride knocking the plants over, but you also have to worry about the dropping temperatures damaging them. You can protect your plants in a similar way as you did the electronics. The only difference is that the plants will need to have boxes over them – then, the boxes are wrapped in blankets to hold the warmth inside.

Tip: Do not water your plants for a couple of days leading up to the move. If the plants are holding too much water, you'll also have to worry about the plants falling over and coating the surrounding boxes with wet dirt. Your plants will survive an extra day or two without water.

Talk with the long distance movers near you to learn more about what you can do to protect the delicate items that you're transporting to your new home. They will provide you with all of the information that you'll need to get through the move without taking a loss when your items are damaged.