Moving to a new apartment is one thing, but moving long distance to another state is entirely another. Preparing for a long distance or interstate move is not the same thing as preparing for a local move. With our professional guidance, and carefully organized long distance moving checklist, you can be better prepared for your move and minimize some costly mistakes. The better prepared you are, the greater the chance to avoid stress and lower moving expenses.
- Know your moving day: keeping the date of your move in mind will help to plan the entire move, set deadlines and avoid a stressful, last-minute rush.
- Get and stay organized: an organized move is a successful move! Keep important documents and information to yourself. Prepare your list of items to pack and what still needs to get done before moving day.
- Get rid of unnecessary things: thinking over this particular task is extra necessary for long distance moving. The fewer items you have to transport, the easier. Before you start packing, take a look around your house and consider to what items you can say goodbye to. Inventory your entire home and go through your items one by one. Be ruthless when deciding what to take and what to leave behind: donate, recycle, and if you hesitate – toss.
- Pack: the time you’ve downsized, start packing. Keep any items you still use every day on the surface of the chaos to easily find them. Label each box with the contents. Before the packing task, make sure you have enough soft packing paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, and of course – enough cardboard boxes of various sizes. For more great packing hacks, check out our last blog.
- Think about Children: moving from one state to another with children is a special type of challenge that you as a parent should be ready to cope with. Although these relocation challenges will depend primarily on the exact age of your child or children. Changes are stressful, but your most fundamental task is to ensure their safety before, during and right after the cross-country move.
- Think about how to move pets: taking into consideration the fact that interstate movers are not allowed to transport pets, your urgent task is to find the best way to move your pet to the new-state home. The best way to approach the pet transportation issue is to take your animal friend in the car with you.
- Set up utilities: before moving contact your utility company and confirm that they will be able to set these up before or shortly after you arrive. Remember to shut off the utilities after you move out, too.
- Decide about the car: moving a car from one state to another is a serious issue to think about, so think about what’s best for you, for your personal vehicle, and for your budget.
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