Are you getting ready to make a long-distance move in the Atlanta area? It doesn’t matter whether you are moving a family home or a small apartment, there’s still a lot of things about moving that can cause unwanted stress.

A professional Atlanta long-distance moving company can take on the effort involved, thereby helping you avoid tension, anxiety, and sleepless nights. Of course, there are also ways you can reduce the stress on your family, pets, and even plants. 

Lowering the Long-Distance Moving Stress on Yourself

A big problem with any long-distance move is the amount of stress it can cause in you and your family. Reduce the amount of stress you feel by hiring professional long-distance movers. The right team can deal with problems head on and make some decisions in the moment, taking the weight off your shoulders.

Of course, you’ll want to research different moving providers to find a reliable company that eliminates hassle rather than creating more of it. A brief internet search will reveal dozens of moving companies in your local area. You can narrow down the list with a little research into each one. Be sure to look out for:

  • Online Reviews & Ratings
  • Professional Certifications
  • Awards Received

If you have a house full of belongings to move, you might also want to take advantage of the professional packing services available through most movers. Their packing team can make life easier by doing the time-consuming work of properly packing and boxing your items. 

Ease the Long-Distance Moving Stress on Your Children

Moving is hard on children. Most young ones are moving for the first time and heading to an entirely new town or state where they won’t know anyone. It’s a situation that creates tons of stress and anxiety. You can do a few things to reduce the upset caused by a long-distance move and just living in a new area. 

  • Talk about the move well in advance to give your children a chance to prepare mentally and emotionally.
  • Help them say goodbye to their home and city, such as visiting favorite spots in the neighborhood or making goodbye notes for friends.
  • Take breaks with your children when the stress of moving or packing starts to get overwhelming.
  • Research the new city with your children so they can know what to expect after the move.
  • Try to maintain family routines as much as possible, like board game night or regular Sunday outings.
  • Encourage your children to participate in unpacking their items and finding places for things in their new rooms.

How to Lower Long-Distance Moving Stress on Your Pets

A long-distance move can also be hard on pets who don’t really know what’s happening. Even after you complete a move, your pets will need time to acclimate to a new home. We’ve put together some tips to reduce the stress of a move on your pets too:

  • Give your pets time getting used to being in their crates again. Start by keeping them in the crate for minutes at a time and increase slowly.
  • Take your pets on several short road trips so they can get used to being in the car if you plan on driving them to a new home.
  • Start packing up the home early and do it slowly so pets don’t get frightened by the sudden change in activity.
  • If you hire a moving company to pack for you, keep the pets in a room with the door closed or take them to a friend’s place.
  • Create a room in their new home where the pets can spend a few days de-stressing. You can put everything they need in there from litter boxes to beds.
  • Keep pets leashed or in carriers at all times during the move, as they can bolt out of fear, and you might not find them again.

How to Reduce Long-Distance Moving Stress on Your Plants

Are you a plant parent? When you plan to relocate with all of your houseplants there are also a few things to keep in mind. Plants can be sensitive to changes in environment. Plus, you’ll have to move them yourself as most moving companies don’t provide transport of any kind of flora or fauna. Here are some suggestions to make moving plants long-distance as easy as possible on them:

  • Transplant your plants from ceramic pots into sturdy plastic pots to minimize the risk of breaking during the trip.
  • Take the time to wrap plants and their pots in plastic wrap or bubble wrap for an added layer of protection.
  • Give your plants plenty of water the day before you move. They should be okay without watering for four to five days.
  • Keep the temperature inside your vehicle stable and try to keep it from getting too hot or cold.
  • It may be a better idea to take cuttings from your plants and replant those in the new home. You can give your plants to neighbors, friends, or sell them.

Learn More About Long-Distance Moving with ALS Van Lines

Improving your move is also part of what we do at Air-Land-Sea Van Line Services. Allow our Atlanta long-distance movers to destress your relocation. We offer a range of long-distance moving services to streamline the process of packing and transporting your goods, like:

  • Full-Service Packing
  • Fragile Item Packing
  • Short- or Long-Term Storage
  • Custom-Crating Services 
  • Wrapping & Furniture Protection

Get started with a smooth and efficient long-distance move by giving us a call today. Or you can fill out our online form with your contact information. We’ll set up a complimentary consultation with a moving specialist at your convenience.