Any move, whether it is down the street or across the country, is a difficult and stressful situation. That being said, hiring a professional long-distance moving company and having a solid plan of action will do wonders in lessening your stress and making sure that everything runs smoothly over the course of your move. With this in mind, we at Isaac’s Moving and Storage have compiled this checklist for moving out of state:
1) Get Rid Of Unnecessary Items
It is very easy to collect a lot of things if you have lived in a home for a long time. Moving creates the ideal opportunity for you to critically assess each item you own and then decide whether it is worth keeping or whether it could be donated or sold.
2) Do Some Research
In addition to hiring an affordable moving company, you might also need to hire packing services or storage services to ensure your valuable items are well taken care of. Moving between states can take a few days and the safety of your possessions is invaluable in this time.
3) Empty The Fridge
Ensure that you are eating all your perishable food and using all the items that can go off. A fridge needs to be empty to be moved, and anything that is not used on the moving day will have to be thrown away.
4) Get Your Room Sizes
Take all the measurements you may need in your new home. Things like floor space allow you to preplan how you are going to arrange your furniture, and taking measurements of doors and hallways will also aid in figuring out if your furniture can be carried in or if it needs to be dismantled and reassembled.
5) Do Your Admin Work
Possibly the most tedious part of moving is the administration that comes with changing your address. Ensure that all important parties like banks, post offices, your job’s HR department, and utility companies are aware of your move and can forward all your important documents to your new address. Additionally, you want to make sure that you have the day off from work to be able to oversee the packing and loading of your furniture and make all your final checks in person before leaving it in the hands of your moving company.
6) Gather Your Records
Although most records are now electronic, make sure you have copies of relevant medical or educational records required for your new state.
Isaac’s Moving and Storage
For over 30 years, Isaac’s Moving and Storage has been the go-to long distance and cross country moving company in the Boston, Philadelphia, Houston and San Diego area, to ensure that your out of state move goes as seamlessly as possible. For more information, contact us today.