One of the most stressful yet exciting life events is a big move. The further the move, the more stressful it can be. Whether your move is taking you to a new job, closer to family, or just a change of scenery, planning an intrastate move can be a lot of work. To help you face this challenge head-on, we’ve compiled 10 tips that can make a move across the country easier.
The key to staying stress-free during a long-distance move is organization. Write down everything that needs to get done (and when), so you can stay on task. Your to-do list will be unique to your move but should include details such as transportation arrangements, utilities, and anything you need ready before you arrive.
Arranging travel plans in advance is crucial. Map your route ahead of time to know where you can make stops along the way. If you’re flying, schedule your flight and hotel rooms as soon as possible to get the best prices. Having these travel plans taken care of can relieve some of the stress.
The cost of your long-distance move depends on distance, amount and weight of items, and timeline. Ask for itemized quotes, so you see what services you are receiving.
Some cross-country movers might include services you don’t want or need, which only costs you more. Only pay for the long-distance moving services you need with Doorage.
When moving across the country, only take what you need. Full-service moving companies like Doorage provide junk removal services that lighten the load you have to move and save you the cost of moving those items.
Document the condition of your items before the big move. Take pictures and videos of your items, especially anything fragile. This way, if something happens to them in transit, you can prove what condition they were in when you packed them.
You never know what could come up when you’re moving across the country, which is why you should keep valuables on you. This includes important documents like passports, marriage and birth certificate, jewelry, or small heirlooms. You want easy access to these items, and this minimizes the damage risk.
With everything you’re dealing with regarding your cross-country move, packing might not be the first thing on your to-do list. That’s why full-service moving companies offer moving services like packing. At Doorage, not only are we interstate moving experts, but you can let us handle the stress of packing.
In case you need to contact the driver of your truck for any reason, have their contact information readily available. Just like you want to know all the pit stops along your route, or the name of the hotel you’re staying at, you want to have the driver’s contact information.
The stress of moving doesn’t end when you unlock your new front door. There’s still the matter of unpacking. To give you some relief after a long move, full-service moving companies like Doorage offer unpacking services. Your items are in safe and capable hands so you can get settled faster.
Once everything has arrived, make sure there is no damage to your items. Any damage should be documented immediately. You can even compare the photos and videos of your items before the move to their post-move condition.
These 10 tips should ensure a smooth and easy long-distance moving experience. With additional moving services, Doorage is the easy way to move across the country. Our experts provide upfront pricing, dedicated trucks, and direct routes. It’s long-distance moving reinvented.