Your Interstate Move: Packing Up Your House and Your Life

Posted on 21 December, 2017 in Moving Home , Interstate Removals

When most people think of moving, one of the things they dread the most is an interstate move. There are so many additional things you have to worry about on top of all of your usual moving tasks. However, an interstate move doesn't have to be a drawn out process. If you plan and organize well, this move can be almost hassle free. Here are some tips to help make your interstate move much simpler. 

Tips to Make Your Interstate Move Go Smoothly

Moving interstate may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some steps you can take that can streamline things: 

  • Plan for the move. Once you finalise that you're going to be making an interstate move, you have to begin planning for this process. A well-done plan will be the key to this move going as smoothly as possible. Create a timeline, so you know exactly what to do each week before the move. 
  • Make checklists of everything you need to do by the date of the move. You can do some things early, so there is less to do once moving gets underway. You should also decide if you're going to move by yourself or hire a removalist company early in the planning process so you can begin to get quotes. 
  • Organize all relevant documents. When you begin packing, you want to have all of your important documents in one location. This could be a lock box, or just a special designated folder. If it's important, make sure you put it in your essentials box, so you have it on hand. These documents should include birth certificates, social security cards, tax records, health files, and school transcripts or records.
  • Tie up loose ends. It's easy to forget things in the chaos that comes with any move, and you should double check you tied up all of your loose ends. Make sure you have notified your utility company and either arranged for it to be shut off or transferred.
  • Get transcripts from your child's current school and contact the new school. This will enable you to get your child enrolled as soon as you get to your new location. 
  • Notify your physician. Talk to your physician's office and get copies of all of your medical records, or arrange for the office to transfer them to your new doctor's office. 
  • Make arrangements to switch addresses. As you complete your interstate move, you'll have to change your car licensing and voter registration over. If you have any current bills, you will also have to switch them to your new address. 
  • Check your insurance. Your insurance is also another big thing you can't forget. Many insurances vary by territory, and you want to make sure that your current insurance covers where you're moving to. If it doesn't cover that area, you'll have to switch to a new insurance plan as soon as you complete your move.
  • Pack and label everything. This is another crucial step to having success with your interstate move. You want to be able to find everything relatively easy once you have arrived at your new home. Clearly labeling and packing your items into groups will be a big help in this step. Keep your kitchen items together, your bathroom things together, and so on. 
  • Consider a removalist company. Wth everything that you have going on, a removalist company can be invaluable for your interstate move. Their drivers will most likely know the area you're moving to so they can pick the quickest and safest routes, and they can also assist you with packing and unpacking your possessions. This will take a lot of the stress and worry out of your moving experience.

An interstate move doesn't have to be something to dread. If you plan and organise yourself, it can be a hassle free process. If you're worried about it being too much for you, consider using a removalist company. You will get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the removalist company will handle your possessions correctly, and you can concentrate on other matters. 

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