Long-distance moves can be stressful for everybody involved. Whether you're relocating for a new job or giving your kids a new opportunity, finding ways to reduce the whole family's stress can make the process go smoother. Here are some tips from a trusted Portland long-distance moving company.

Utilize Professional Services

Hiring a reputable moving company can give you peace of mind during your relocation. Finding trusted movers is as easy as a simple search for movers in your area. You can then look over their website to see if they have won any awards for their service. 

While you are on the company's website, you should look at the services they offer. Choosing a company that offers professional packing services will save you time and hassle and ensure your belongings are secure during transport. 

Involve Your Children

According to Moving.org, one of the best ways to reduce your children's stress as they worry about a move is finding ways for them to be involved. You could bring them along on your house hunt, if possible. But, it can also be as simple as letting them choose the paint color for their new room and having them pick the first activity you all do as a family. 

Keep Your Pets Comfortable

Pets can also be easily overwhelmed during the moving process. The ASPCA recommends finding ways to keep your pets as comfortable as possible, especially when you load up the moving trucks. To prevent your pets from accidentally getting out, you should either leave them at a trusted family member or friend's house. However, experts recommend keeping them in a separate room with a few of their favorite toys if they have anxiety issues. 

Transfer Your Plants

Plants can take a while to recover from the stress caused by a move. So if you want to bring them with you, you need to keep them in a suitable environment. Most plants require temperatures between 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 95 degrees Fahrenheit to survive. Being exposed to temperatures above or below that range for more than an hour could kill them. If possible, experts recommend keeping your plants in your vehicle so you can more easily control the temperature.

Hire Prestige Moving and Storage

Prestige Moving and Storage is an agent of Allied Van Lines, meaning we have the resources and equipment needed to make any relocation as seamless as possible, no matter the distance. Our Portland long-distance movers offer a range of services to take the complication out of your upcoming relocation, including:

  •  Full-Service Packing and Unpacking
  • Custom Crating of Antiques and Fine Art
  • Debris Removal
  • Short & Long-Term Storage Solutions
  • High-Quality Packing Supplies
  • Padded Blankets and Wrapping for Furniture
  • Vehicle Shipping

Call us today to learn more about our comprehensive moving services, or fill out our online form to receive a free moving quote.