Moving any size home or distance can cause stress and anxiety. But when it's a interstate move, the concerns seem to increase. What most people find is that staying organized and creating a plan of action helps reduce your moving stress significantly and who doesn’t want that? We've put together some great ways to organize your interstate move to make it as simple as possible:
Make a checklist.
Decide what items in your home you’ll take with you, donate or get rid of. This checklist will also help make sure you have everything when unpacking in your new home.
Before you spend time getting moving estimates, think about the types of moving services you need and what your budget is then start contacting moving companies. When researching moving companies make sure to ask yourself some of these important questions: What is their hourly rate? Are they insured? Do they offer Free moving boxes? Using the internet has also made research easier! Try looking up your company on Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, and Angie’s List to read reviews from other clients. This will give you a good idea of what the companies values are and if your interested in getting a quote.
Start getting moving estimates.
Once you've decided on companies that meet your standards, begin requesting estimates. If possible make sure to set up an on-site estimate this way you get a accurate price ball-park for your move. If the estimates don't line up with your budget, make sure to speak directly with a representative; companies like Hedberg Moving Solutions can often offer options that lower the cost of your move.
Quality boxes can often be purchased from your moving company; make sure to ask about Hedberg Moving Solution’s Free Box Promotion. Start by packing items that you don't use regularly, such as out-of-season clothes, decorations, books, etc. Some tips to keep you more organized are to clearly mark each box with the room it should go into and the items enclosed. Designate one room to hold all your packed boxes until move day. If possible pick a room closest to your front door this will save time when the movers are running boxes to the truck and ultimately save you money.
Some things you don't want to load into the moving truck are items like daily hygiene products, medications, and the family pet. These items need to make the trip in your personal vehicle. Chances are you'll need these things before you make it to your new home in a different state.
Relocating a long distance can be stressful, but there's no doubt that starting out with an organized interstate move can make it much more enjoyable and exciting! If you have questions about your move or want to know how Hedberg Moving Solutions can help, give us a call at 763-434-6683.