Did you just land a big account, get a great new job, or receive a job transfer in another state?
Making the move on your own can be a stressful and daunting task — especially when you have a larger home, a family, or pets.
That is why most people hire interstate moving companies.
Read on to learn a few tips to help you make this move easy and stress-free.
- Make lists and notes
One of the first things you should do is write everything down.
Make lists to tell people where specific items go — like couches, beds, dressers, etc.
Take note of all the steps you need to complete to be ready to move.
If you have questions or instructions for the removalists, write it down.
- Packing and labelling
If you decide to pack on your own, ensure you have all the packing materials you need before you
Pack things that are similar, or go in the same room in the same boxes.
Label everything — by room and what is in the box.
You can also leave or give detailed instructions to your removalist on what needs to be packed and where it is to go in the new home — if you need or want.
- Declutter, sort, and organise
Moving is the perfect time to declutter and get better organised.
As you are preparing to move, take the time to go through everything you have to find trash,
donations, storage items, and things you no longer want or need.
Most removalist companies can and will remove trash, stop at storage or take it to their facility, and pack for you.
When you get to the new home, take your time to sort through things again and organise as you put things away — this will give you a good head start as you settle into your new home.
- Notify relevant authorities
Before, during and after the move, there are certain people and authorities you must notify.
Call the utility companies to schedule them to switch off the utilities in the old place and turn them on in the new home, as soon as you can to get it out of the way.
Don’t forget to alert friends, family, doctors, and others who need to know your new address.
- Hire a professional removalist
When you are ready to move, shop around to find a great removalist.
Determine what services of theirs you will be using, and create a budget by getting estimates.
Tell the removalists how many rooms you have now, and how many you will have in the new
home plus how big the homes are.
When you are ready to make a big interstate move due to a new job, a relocation, or any other reason you should hire a professional removalist.
Interstate moving companies can make your move stress-free and as easy as you want it to be.
Do not forget to make lists of things you need to do, pack, or tell your removalists — this will ensure everyone is on the same page and everything goes smoothly.