When you’ve been in the moving and storage business for as long as we have, you learn a thing or two about what to expect when moving. We’ve helped our customers with all types of moves, from local to long distance; residential to commercial; we’ve seen it all. People often struggle with long distance moves and that’s usually because moving out of state is something they’ve never done before. Luckily we’ve done it plenty of times and we have a few tips to help you get through it with ease.
What to Expect When Moving Out of State
- If you’re preparing for to move out of state, it’s important to do everything you can to familiarize yourself with your new home before you move. If you have a close friend or relative that’s familiar with the area, ask them about the best schools, places to shop, attractions and anything else you might want to know about your new home. If not, then use online tools like Google maps and Zillow.com to do as much research as you can.
- The biggest cost factors associated with long distance moving are transportation and time. Proper planning and downsizing before you move will not only make the process go more smoothly, but it will also save you money.
- Instead of moving all of your belongings from state to state, part with as many of your belongings as you can by selling, donating or recycling. Ordering items like furniture and decorations online and having them shipped to your new home is often much more time and cost efficient then moving all of your items long distance.
- People who are moving across the country often find themselves subletting an apartment or entering into some kind of temporary arrangement while looking for the perfect new home. If this is your plan, you may want to consider putting some of your items in storage so that you won’t have to move them time and time again. Luckily, most moving companies offer long and short term storage options for long distance moves. This is a perfect option for anyone who thinks it may take them a while to get settled in their new home state.
- Lastly, we can’t overstate how important planning every detail out is. You will find yourself much more relaxed and prepared when you’ve taken the time to plan out each part of your long distance move. Use a day planner or Google Calendar to plan out the weeks leading up to your move. Make sure you have all of your appointments, last minute projects and even goodbyes scheduled out.
Long distance moving doesn’t have to be hard or stressful. If you take the time to properly plan, consider your costs and do your research, you’ll have no problems. For more moving advice, make sure you check out our blog page.