Becoming A Business Owner: Entrepreneurship 101

Becoming A Business Owner: Entrepreneurship 101

Moving Long Distance When You Don't Have A Place To Stay

by Penny Ferguson

It can happen. Maybe you're going to college in another state, or maybe you've acquired a job several towns over. You may find it impossible to find a place to stay until you're actually where you will be moving. So, what do you do with your things? 

Use a Professional Moving Company

It's often tempting to bring items over with you in your car, especially if you have a larger car like an SUV. But, that just means that you're going to be moving your items from your car to temporary housing and often moving it again after that.

The more frequently your items are moved and transported, the more likely it is that they will be broken and lost. Further, having a car packed to the brim with things makes your car a target.

A professional moving company will be able to bring your property directly from your old town to your new town and will be able to prevent security and property damage issues throughout. 

Consider Putting Your Items Into Storage

You have two options. You can put your items into storage in your current town and have it shipped over after you find a place, or you can have your movers take your items to a storage unit in your new town.

Usually, it's best to engage with a long distance moving company that maintains its own storage. They'll be able to store your items in a third location until you're ready for them.

Pack for Long-Term Storage

If you aren't sure where you're going to be living, pack as though your items are going to be stored for some time. That means making sure to thoroughly wrap any fragile items and protecting your items from humidity and the environment with plastic wrap. You won't need to worry about your items if your move takes longer than you expected.

Get Rid of Anything Unnecessary

Consider which items you can stand to get rid of and which items you can purchase again in your new town. It's often best to move only your essentials, such as your furniture and your sentimental items, rather than trying to move everything. 

Always Get Extra Insurance

When you're dealing with a long-term move, you should seriously consider getting the insurance that the moving company offers. Anything can happen during longer moves or longer stays in storage.

If you have a complicated move ahead, don't worry. Your moving company can help. Before you make any decisions, contact a long distance moving company in your area to find out whether they have options for you.


About Me

Becoming A Business Owner: Entrepreneurship 101

Launching my own business was the biggest undertaking I've ever done. It was a long process of research, development, market analysis, and statistical evaluations. I was so overwhelmed by all of the details that I wasn't sure what to think. Once I got through all of the finer points, I decided that it was time to create a resource for others who wanted to do the same thing. My goal was to build a single resource that aspiring business owners could use to get started. I hope that the consolidated information here helps you to feel more empowered as you venture out into becoming an entrepreneur.