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Checklist for Planning an Out of State Move

Planning a move out of state can take twice as long to plan as a local move would. Not only do you have to plan a move long distance, but you also have to plan for setting up a residence in another state. This type of move usually takes longer to plan because you are coordinating everything from a distance, which can be a difficult task! Relocating to another state requires a different level of organization in terms of planning a budget as well.

An out of state move will be more costly. Your movers have to move your household belongings from one state to another. You may feel overwhelmed by relocating out of state, so it is highly recommended to start organizing your move at least six months to one year ahead of time.

SOME HELPFUL TIPS FOR MOVING OUT OF STATE:

  • Find reliable interstate movers
    Research moving companies by reading reviews and checking moving scam websites such as movingscam.com before you hire a professional mover. Your moving company should always send out a sales consultant for an on-site visit to discuss all your moving requirements. You should also check if your professional mover is fully equipped for an out of state move and if they offer storage facility services for any items you may need to have stored. You’ll need an experienced interstate moving company that will offer you the advice and moving consultation of what to expect.
  • Changing utilities for your new residence
    You will need to arrange for all utilities ahead of time and also to have your current utilities turned off when you leave your home.
  • Preparing for moving day
    Start packing early and arrange ahead of time for any items you may need to have stored. Keep all the moving information and any other important documentation in one file so you can access it. If you are taking a flight to your new home, keep these important documents with you for security reasons.
  • Prepare for unexpected costs 
    When relocating to a new state you will be charged by weight, volume, and amount of your items. It is recommended to get three different quotes from professional moving companies in order to choose the company who best fits your budget and personal needs.

Remember to allow as much time as possible when scheduling your out of state move to avoid any scheduling conflicts with your mover and to secure the moving dates that you want.

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