If only moving to another state could be easier, less stressful and more convenient right? Moving from one state to another will bring along factors that you might be overlooking and would perhaps catch you off guard once the moving day arrives. Take a look at these four aspects which you should take control of in order to rule long distance moves.
1. Budget Estimates
Suddenly having to move to another state by means of job relocation without a corporate relocation package or long-distance job searching can bring along some expenses that you haven’t had contemplated in your current life savings like a new housing, utilities, food, transportation, local taxes, insurance, etc. However, it can be very heartwarming to plan ahead by doing some research to know what you should expect to pay for expenses similar to what you’re currently spending on. Before making the commitment take time to think through realistically what it will cost you financially, personally and professionally.
2. Getting Scammed
There are a lot of scammers out there who will probably (no doubt) just want to take advantage of your low knowledge about all that implicates moving out. This includes even your apartment hunting:
- If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit your future living place yet, do not send any personal information to the agent and we recommend you to have a friend or family member with you when you visit the property.
- Be alert of deals that are too good to turn down or by alleged apartment agent that ask for a previous deposit through a money transfer network before showing you the property in person.
If you don’t have time to travel between your home and another state to see the property, another suggestion can be Craigslist.org; it is a great way to find independent landlords and include several photos or videos showing you every aspect of the house.
3. How Many is Much?
This has come to your thoughts when it’s about time to figure out how you would be carrying your belongings properly and safe through a long trip. Here you might be involved in a problematic situation if you don’t take action and realize an inventory of your possessions in order to figure out which moving option would be the best for you; if you’re relocating from Colorado to Pennsylvania you will likely want to hire a moving company experienced in long distance moves. It is very important to do a recap of any item owned and take with you only items that are worth taking (and by ‘worth taking’ we don’t mean those treasured items such as your antique bookcase). Remember that if you don’t create a list of your most indispensable belongings at least 2 weeks before leaving you will turn your long distance move into chaos.
Hope this can help you see long distance moves like piece of cake! Remember it’s all about making the best out of it and be positive on what comes next. Neighbors Moving & Storage is here to help you out! We are a company in Miami that provides a full moving service and have experience in moving across state lines.