If you aren’t moving locally within the same town or city, you will most likely need to hire professional help for relocation solutions. When hiring a moving company, you will need to find a company that specializes in state to state moves or long-distanced moves. When moving interstate, it may require a lot of preparation and planning during the pre-move stage of your long-distance move. Outside of hiring a professional company, you will need to consider making sure the following is also taken care of:
- Finalize your Budget: It’s highly recommended that you create a moving budget so you can keep track of your moving expenditures and expenses. Naturally, the cost of out-of-state movers should be your largest expense, but there are a number of other less obvious costs that can make the difference between a cost-effective and a pricey relocation.
- Take Inventory of your Belongings: Make time to inventory your home and make key judgments about which items you’ll take with you and which you’ll leave behind. The less stuff you move = less money to transport or store your items.
- Declutter your Items: To make money, sell your unwanted items online or at a yard sale. Consider giving functional items to friends or donating them to charity
- Gather Family Medical Records: Obtain yours and your family’s medical documents from your current doctor so that when you arrive in the new state, you can register with a general practitioner or specialist.
- Address Changes / Cancelations: A new house comes with a new address, so if you don’t want to miss crucial mail during your cross-country relocation, change your address with the USPS as soon as possible.
- Utilities Transfer: Your new home or apartment will have a separate set of services provided by various utility firms, as well as a new postal address. As a result, it’s time to schedule the disconnection of your current home services (a few days before to Moving Day) and make arrangements for the reconnection. Make sure you have phone service, water, gas, electricity, cable TV, and other utilities when you arrive at your new residence by contacting the appropriate utility companies ahead of time.