Making the decision to tackle a long distance move has life changing effects. If you’re moving away from family or from an area that you have really enjoyed and loved spending time in, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. Being well prepared for an out of state move will lessen the emotional burden and make it easier to focus on following these steps when you are moving. RE Movers AZ wants to help you in this transition. We offer reliable moving services so that you can trust in our professional movers to pack, disassemble and reassemble your belongings without any damages. Follow these steps to make this emotional transition easier for everyone involved.
Organizing your time will keep you in check and ensure that nothing in the preparation process is missed or overlooked. Look at when your move out date is and plan ahead for when you need to find a place to live in your new location, when to start getting moving quotes, when to hire a moving company, when to start packing, and when to actually put everything into motion and drive away from your old home. Creating a calendar will allow you to see what needs to be done and when and having this organization will help you save time and money.
Moving out of state can be a budget breaker, but when you take the time to write everything down, you can have a better expectation of what everything will cost. Take into consideration moving supplies such as boxes, tape, packing peanuts, or bubble wrap. Get a few moving quotes from moving companies and compare all of them. Think about the gas it will take to drive, food stops along the way, or if you are shipping and flying, think about shipping and plane ticket costs. There can be a lot of hidden or unthought of costs, so when preparing a budget, think about actually going through the process and write down all of the little things that come up.
This may be the most important tip of them all; save yourself some trouble and hire a moving company. If you are packing up an entire house, rather than trying to bribe friends and family to carry bookshelves, furniture, mattresses, and many other heavy items, hiring a moving company will save you days of potential aches and pains. Read reviews and get moving quotes from all moving services you are interested in and see what benefits they offer such as disassembly and reassembly of items. A moving company you know that you can trust will also save you from worrying about the safety of your belongings on the trip to your new home.
Many moving companies typically generate moving quotes around the size and weight of your belongings. You can save some money by paring down what you actually need to take with you. The old couch in the basement that you haven’t sat on in years could maybe stay behind. If you have a lot of bookshelves with books that you haven’t read in years, consider looking through them and maybe donating some that you could do without. This will not only save you money, but help you in the unpacking process as well.
The dreaded step on your itinerary is actually packing up those boxes. Start with spare rooms that you don’t use on a daily basis and then start packing items that you don’t use daily. There will always be those awkward kitchen appliances that don’t seem to fit in any of the boxes that you purchased, but a moving company will definitely appreciate all items being boxed up somehow. With larger times, enquire as to whether or not the moving company will pack them up for you. As the move out date is getting closer and closer, be sure to keep out all necessary items such as toiletries and some kitchen utensils that you can’t do without.
A long distance move can be a stressful and emotional time and it is definitely time consuming, but getting started early with lists and budgets, you can be confident that you and your belongings will make the trip safely and without damages. The professional movers at RE Movers want to make the transition as easy as possible. Contact us today for a free moving quote.