If you are planning on a long distance move than you should reconsider packing everything up and doing yourself at the cost of time and possibly your health. Instead, contacting long distance movers is a move worth considering. At the risk of damaging your items, or perhaps your back while attempting to organize and carry everything yourself, a moving company can help reduce or even remove the stress this may create so you can focus on things like financial and family matters related to the move. Instead of using cardboard boxes that may be flimsy enough to allow things to break, professional movers can use heavy duty portable moving pods to ensure what you own is secure.
A number of moving containers will help reduce anxiety that comes with a long distance move. Rather than listing to the rattle of, for example, glassware in an old box in the back of a car, a mover should provide not only the materials necessary to hold the items but packing material as well. Different materials like blankets, bubble wrap or even crumpled up paper will help to pad and secure things in place. Even though an undertaking like a long distance move never seems to be 100 percent foolproof, a secure container will at least give you the peace of mind that everything is as safe as it can be.
Pods of various shapes and sizes are available to fit whatever specific needs you may have. Some may have to fit on the back of a truck while others are small enough that they can be pulled along by the vehicle you may be driving. There are some that are even large enough that people in different countries have been converting and combining them to create homes for themselves. So, one could not only use one to ship items from one potential home to another but to make a new living space itself. So consider a professional long distance moving company if you would rather leave it in the hands of trained individuals so you can put more time and effort into other aspects of your move.