Don't let moving houses be a nightmare for you. The secret lies in how you prepare yourself for the move. Here are a few tips to help your interstate move be as smooth and stress-free as possible:
When to Start Making Moving Preparations
If you are planning to move interstate, start making preparations as soon as two to three months before your move date. Such preparations include:
- Making a list of the people on institutions you need to notify or clear with before your move (your boss, your landlord, your child's school, etc.).
- Ensuring you have secured a house in the state you are moving into, completed payments and gathered the necessary documents needed to allow you to work or live in the state you are moving into.
- Contacting an interstate removal company (ensure it is a company that has in the past helped several people move from your current state to your new state successfully)
What You Need to Know Before Contacting an Interstate Removal Company
What Services Do You Need?
Make a list of the services you might be looking for from an interstate removal company. These include things like, do you want the company to pack your belongings in boxes on your behalf? Do you want the company to set up your belongings in your new house? Do you want to supervise as this is ongoing?
When you contact the interstate removal company, let them inform you about the moving process so that you can confirm that their services are in line with your expectations.
Know that you might be required to make a booking. That is why it is important to call a few months before your moving date. Sometimes, moving vehicles/trucks may be engaged, meaning you have to wait. You don't want such kinds of inconveniences, make a booking call early.
Ask about backloading services; these help you save your hard-earned money. What the interstate moving company does is look for another person moving from the state you want to move into. They charge the other person for one trip and then charge you for the return trip; it can also be vice versa. You and the other person get to save some of your hard-earned money. Again, this is only possible if you contact the interstate company early and if another person is moving from the state you are moving into to your current state.
If you have additional questions, reach out to a local interstate removal service.