At LA Moving Star we are masters of not only local but also long-distance moving wherever your relocation may take you.

Our tips feature insights from movers with decades of long-distance moving experience.

Find information and 18 tips you may ever need for your long-distance move. It would walk you through all possible tips starting from the process of finding and pricing a long-distance move quote from a trusted expert and all the way to some tips for packing efficiently and in order, and finally, some extra tips to make your long-distance travel day hassle-free.

Hundred of thousands of Americans move across the United States each year for many reasons, among which the most popular are: work, family or lifestyle changes. The next 5 minutes you spend reading our long-distance travel guide with 18 key tips that will help set you up for a hassle-free experience at every stage of the process.

  1. Start planning early: Start planning your move right after you know there’s a high probability that you’re going to be moving. That would significantly help you to have plenty of time to research and compare long-distance moving companies, get quotes, and double even triple-check that everything is in order before the big day.
  2. Get organized: Ensure what exactly you are planning to move by making up a list of all the items you need to move and creating an inventory of all your belongings. This will help you keep track of what needs to be packed and moved, and it will also help the movers know what they’re dealing with when they arrive.
  3. Research moving companies: Do your research on different long-distance moving companies prior to making your final decision on which one to use. Read reviews online, ask for referrals from friends or family, and make sure the company is licensed and insured.
  4. Get quotes: Get quotes from at least three different long-distance moving companies so that you can compare prices and services offered. Make sure to ask about any additional fees or charges that may not be included in the quote.
  5. Pack smartly: Pack your items carefully using quality packing materials such as boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, tape, etc., so that your belongings are protected during transit. Label each box with its contents so that it’s easier for the movers to unload them at your new home.
  6. Prepare for travel: If you’re driving a car or truck with your belongings, make sure it’s in good working condition before leaving for your new home. Also plan out where you’ll stay along the way if necessary and make sure you have enough food and supplies for the journey ahead of time.
  7. Stay in touch: Keep in contact with the movers throughout the process so that they can keep you updated on their progress so that they would let you know in case if there are any delays or issues along the way.
  8. Take care of yourself: Moving can be stressful especially that’s related with the long-distance move, so make sure to take care of yourself during this entire relocation process by eating healthy meals, getting enough rest, exercising regularly, etc., so that you stay healthy throughout this transition period.
  9. Unpack quickly: Once you arrive at your new home, unpack as quickly as possible so that you can start settling in and getting comfortable in your new space.
  10. Get to know the area: Take some time to explore your new neighborhood and get to know the area so that you can start feeling at home in your new surroundings.
  11. Make connections: Reach out to friends, family, and neighbors in the area so that you can start building a network of people who can assist you navigate and making it even more seamless to your new home.
  12. Set up utilities: Make sure all of your utilities are set up before moving day so that everything is ready for when you arrive at your new home. That would help to prevent all possible interuptions before, during and after your lond-distance relocation has been completed.
  13. Update address information: Make sure to update all of your address information with banks, credit card companies, employers, etc., so that all of your mail and bills will be sent to the correct address. Especially update it with USPS, you can simply do that through the portal at www.usps.com.
  14. Transfer medical records: If necessary, transfer any medical records or prescriptions from one doctor or pharmacy to another in order to ensure a smooth transition for any ongoing treatments or medications you may need.
  15. Donate unwanted items: Before packing up for the move, go through all of your belongings and donate any items that you no longer need or want so that they don’t take up unnecessary space during transit.
  16. Take pictures: Take pictures of each room before packing it up so that it’s easier for movers to put everything back together once they arrive at your new home.
  17. Stay positive: Long-distance moving can be overwhelming and stressful at times, but try to stay positive throughout the process and remember why you’re making this move in the first place!
  18. Celebrate: Once everything is settled into place at your new home for your long-distance move, take some time to celebrate this big accomplishment with friends and family!

Better Move Starts here with LA Moving Star, which can easily help you to navigate through the entire process of the long-distance move. If you have any concerns or questions, just call us now at 213-866-9988 or visit our website at www.lamovingstar.com for more details and in order to get your free moving quote that requires 0 obligations.

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Jay LoganJay Logan
21:39 24 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did a fantastic job and were very careful with all the furniture and boxes.
Elvira GendlerElvira Gendler
02:22 21 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did an amazing job. Such a professional team. Moved me and my husband in a super friendly and smooth way. We moved 3-4 times but this is was the best experience I have ever had. Thank you guys!!!! Impressive!!!!
Zhiyuan XuZhiyuan Xu
18:57 19 Oct 23
Alex and Sergei is very responsible and helpful
Brandon ShahnianiBrandon Shahniani
18:40 18 Oct 23
HOLY MOLY! Where do I even begin. First of all, in the last 6 years, I've moved probably 3-4 times. I've hired through task rabbit, asked for recs through friends, and have even hired those amazing parking lot patrons you see at every Home Depot. Long story short, it's always been a nightmare. Half of my things end up broken, my walls get scuffed, I end up needing to help lift things and spend hours afterwards cleaning up what the movers messed up. When planning my current move, I knew I had some really tricky pieces that were going to be an absolute beast to move to my new condo. I decided to dish out a couple extra bucks and work with an actual moving company this time after my best friend Lauren raved about LA Moving Star for months.When I tell you I'm astonished. First of all, the price was very reasonable and the movers that showed up were actual professionals. I would call them moving artists to say the least. They strategically have so many tricks up their sleeves in getting massive items through very cramped and small spaces. Everything was wrapped beautifully and not a single thing was damaged. Not only that but they were SO efficient. They were hustling, moving fast, and getting it all done in a timely manner. Usually when companies charge by the hour, I tend to notice workers taking their sweet time in certain areas... But this company values integrity and you can tell. They actually care about their customers and it's SO apparent. My specific movers were Alex, Max, and Serg and the 3 boys were spectacular. This move was definitely not an easy one and they even had to completely disassemble and rebuild my three massive closet pieces by hand.I cannot reccomend this company enough and will be reffering everybody I know to use them. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Víctor MendezVíctor Mendez
20:44 14 Oct 23
Guys did an amazing job. Moved my heavy furniture. I’d like to recommend them. Thank you Andrew and Mike!
Otiniel RibeiroOtiniel Ribeiro
18:34 12 Oct 23
Extremely professional and customer service second to none. Highly recommend!
Andres Holguin-FloresAndres Holguin-Flores
00:53 12 Oct 23
Two great workers helped with moving my entire apartment. It was a big move with a fridge, desk, tv and bed. Fast, friendly, and would absolutely hire again. They handled the move up a flight of stairs as well
Sar HossepianSar Hossepian
23:22 11 Oct 23
Androo Ara and mike are the best you can get to move your stuff 5 star from me
Mark Stephen FructuosoMark Stephen Fructuoso
19:43 11 Oct 23
Alex and Serg were extremely professional, quick, and efficient with my move. Would definitely recommend this company for friends and family!
Al RosalesAl Rosales
23:57 08 Oct 23
Alex, Peter, and Serg were excellent. They did the move in a timely matter and were all very nice. Not disappointed at all.
brianmaxkimbrianmaxkim
22:00 06 Oct 23
Max and Serge have been very helpful for my move out. Both are very strong, quick, and concise. Absolutely a great moving experience and I highly recommend! A++++