Whether moving to a college dorm or moving a family to the new residence, planning will take much of the stress and hassle away from an interstate move.
Also think about the logistics of a move – transportation to be used, time and money spent for the move, and how you want to pack. If you have the budget, you may want to book professional moving services to make the move less daunting. Develop a general plan and stick with it as much as possible, so you don’t get overwhelmed by details. The master plan will allow flexibility in the details as long as you have the main guidelines in place.
To save money by doing your packing, contact interstate moving companies for used cartons at no charge. Also, contact recycling facilities and newspaper offices for packing materials. Many people combine doing their packing for the “stuff,” and let the movers pack the furniture.
If not using your vehicle, then you will need to do research on which rental company has the vehicle option to fit your needs and budget.
If using a moving company, have questions ready to ask.
Will you be shipping your vehicle across the country, or driving? Strangely enough, once you factor in meals and hotel expenses, driving your vehicle may turn out to be more expensive than shipping the vehicle and taking a train or plane to your destination.
Prepare a first night box or bag that will travel with you. Include anything that will help you get by for the first day or two of “roughing it.” such things as
An organized move can be a fun adventure and a treasured family memory for years to come, so plan what you can, and enjoy the rest.