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Moving interstate is a task that will need time and careful planning if you want to make it easy for you and your family. It takes more effort than short distance moves and if you have to move soon and you’re looking for tips on how to do it, you’ve come to the right place.
Do you have enough time for planning?
Moving short distances is exhausting enough and moving your whole life to another state is no different. In fact, it’s much harder and more strenuous because of all the planning and executing involved. If you know you’re moving in a few months’ time, give yourself three to four months for planning. Use it to make a detailed to-do list, find affordable online moving quotes, and hire a reliable long distance mover whom you know you can trust with your belongings.
Is it an intrastate or interstate move?
Intrastate is moving just within the same state, while interstate means moving to an entirely different state. Crossing borders requires a mover who specializes in transporting household stuff on long distance trips. It’s more costly than, for example, moving to another suburb. But if you search for a mover as early as possible, you can give yourself enough time to compare rates and make sure that you’re hiring the right people to do the job for you.
What’s your budget?
Before you even start planning, the first thing that you need to determine is how much you can spend on the move. It’s expensive and more time-consuming, but it will help you better if you hire a long distance mover to do the job for you. Plus, it will give you a sense of security knowing your stuff is in good hands and will get to the destination in one piece. With experienced hands getting the job done, you can move on to more important matters like looking for a new home to move into, sorting out school for the kids, or preparing for the job that you’ll be in.
How are you going to move into your new home?
After sorting out how you’ll get your stuff from point A to point B, you’ll need to figure out how you’re going to get yourself and the family to your new place. Driving is the best way because it’s a cheaper option, but it will take more time to get to your final destination. While driving the long distance will give you extra space to pack more stuff in, there are additional expenses such as gas, hotels, and food, that will be incurred during the trip. Flying won’t take as much time and is the most convenient, but take your time to weigh your options so that you can decide what’s best for you and the family.
Moving interstate is manageable as long as you know how you’re going to do it. With the tips above, this task should be a breeze and will be over before you even know it.