Moving To A Different State? Follow These 4 Tips

10 November 2017
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Moving to a new state is quite different to a local move. With more planning involved and potential restrictions, you'll want to be as prepared as possible to avoid surprises. These tips will help you plan your out-of-state move.

Purge Your Belongings

Chances are that you are holding on to a ton of stuff that you don't want to take with you to your new home. All of this stuff not only will be a hassle to pack and unpack, but it will cost you money to move. Many movers charge per pound for out-of-state moves, so getting rid of those unnecessary items by purging could be worth it.

Know What Items You Cannot Take

Believe it or not, but there can be restrictions on what you take with you across state lines when it comes to plants. If you own some house plants you were hoping to take with you to your new home, do some research on them to find out if they will be a problem. The concern is that the plants could spread diseases to other plants in the area.

In addition, there can be restrictions on transporting firearms, ammo, flammable materials, and exotic animals.

Use Up Your Perishables

Packing up your refrigerator and freezer into a cooler will most likely not be an option for an out-of-state move. It is likely that the food will go bad and not make it. That is why you want to plan your meals leading up to the move to use those perishable items. You will finally get around to eating those meals in the freezer, which will save money and not be wasteful.

Create a Basic Inventory

As you start packing everything away in boxes, you'll want to create a basic inventory of what you will be taking with you. You will want to number boxes so that you have an accurate count of how many you have, and make a list of items too large to fit into boxes. You can check these things off as they go on and off the moving truck, which will help ensure that nothing was left behind when you finally get to your new home.

These are just a few tips for getting ready for a move to a whole new state. For more ideas about what you should be doing and for professional assistance, contact moving companies in your area.