For some moves, you just need to throw everything you own in the back of a van and hit the road. A long-distance move, on the other hand, requires a lot more planning. The long distance moving tips below will help you remember everything you need to do ahead of time in order to have a successful move.

1. Make a plan as soon as you know you’re moving
2. Stay on schedule
3. Get multiple in-home moving estimates
4. Hire a reputable moving company
5. Update important documents like your license
6. Purchase moving insurance
7. Make an inventory list
8. Figure out where everything will go in your new home
9. Take some time to majorly downsize
10. Prioritize the items you need to keep with you