Are you planning to move out of state? If so, you’ll likely have to hire professional movers to help make the job easier. Read on to learn a few tips from All Points Moving & Storage when it comes to moving to a new state.
Tips to Keep in Mind for Interstate Moves
1. Do Your Research
Moving to a new state is a lot more complicated than a local move. To cut down on costs and ensure a smooth transition, hiring an experienced and reputable moving company with experience in long distance moves is critical. Find a company that has great reviews and will give a free, detailed quote on your specific situation and can offer reliable insurance options. Getting a quote as soon as possible will allow you to make a budget early on in the process and keep an eye out for creeping moving costs that can add up if you’re not paying attention.
2. Start Packing
When moving long distances, packing is trickier. Securing your belongings so they don’t get damaged in transit is key. This means ensuring that you have ample packing supplies so you can carefully wrap and box breakable items. Plastic, sealable bins and newspaper are great options for delicate items. Consider hiring professional movers to minimize the risk of damage due to improper packing. And if you begin this process by taking an inventory of the items in your home, you can prioritize essential items and decide which things don’t need to make the move. Getting rid of unused or impractical items will save on moving costs and make setting up your new home a lot easier. Finding boxes for free by asking around at local businesses or friends and family can also cut down on packing costs. Most people are more than happy to get rid of unwanted cardboard waste!
3. Get Organized
When moving to a new state, there’s a lot more planning involved. Don’t forget to get a copy of all medical records before you go so you can make a seamless transition. This is a great time for reviewing your services and utilities so you can cut any you find that you haven’t been using. When you decide which services to keep, remember to call them and inform them of your new address. In the case of utilities, you may need to schedule a service installation in your new home from your old provider or open an account with a new one in your new state. Remember that sometimes the same utilities can have different prices between states, so take the chance to shop around and make sure you’re getting the best value. Finally, remember to update your address with any government agencies like the IRS or USPS. For a small fee, USPS can also have your mail forwarded to your new address for up to one year in case you forget to update anyone.
At All Points Moving & Storage, we understand the stress and complications that come with an interstate move. Call us today at 866-421-9490 to discuss your options for letting us make your transition easier.