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Moving Out of State: Tips for a Smooth Transition

Are you moving out of state? If so, you're in for an adventure! Moving to a new state can be exciting, but it can also be stressful. There are many things to do to make a move go smoothly, and if you do not prepare, it can be a disaster. Family Moving and Storage will provide some tips for moving out of state. We'll help you pack less, plan ahead, and get the assistance you need when moving. You can do a few things to help make the transition smoother, though. Here are some tips:

Give Yourself Enough Time to Prepare 

The moving process can take a lot of time, so be sure to start early. Preparing will give you enough time to pack everything up and ensure that everything is in order. You want to have everything in order and give yourself time to organize the important things first. It will make a worlds difference when you get to where you are going. 

One way to save packing time is by downsizing your belongings. Only bring the essentials with you when moving out of state. You will be thankful you didn't bring all the extra stuff you haven't used in years. You will feel so much better if you leave the extra stuff behind because you will realize you do not need it, and you most likely won't miss it because you never used it anyway. 

Create a Moving Checklist

Moving is a huge task, and it can be helpful to create a moving checklist. A checklist will help you stay organized and ensure that you don't forget anything important. You can download the moving out of state assistance checklist from the internet or make your own. Include tasks like packing, organizing your moving truck, setting up utilities in your new home before you arrive, and many other things. There is a lot to do when you are moving, and it is much more manageable with assistance!

Label Your Boxes Clearly

When packing, be sure to label each box with what room it belongs in and any other important information. Labeling boxes will help make the moving process much smoother. If you pack one room at a time, it will be easier to stay organized and unpack later. Labeled boxes will also help your movers place the boxes correctly when it arrives in your new home. 

Make sure you have all your essential documents

  • driver's license
  • social security card
  • birth certificate
  • bank statements
  • pet's health records

We tend to forget about our essential documents because we keep them safe most of the time. When it comes time to move, you should keep them somewhere close to you so they do not get lost in transition. Kepping your most important items on hand is something you should always do when you move, or travel. You do not want them to end up in the wrong hands. If you get a box or bag to keep them in, that way you can grab it when it comes time to move you will already be a step ahead when it comes time to begin packing and you know nothing will get lost. 

Start Packing Early

Don't leave packing until the last minute. Start packing a few weeks or even months before you move so that you have plenty of time to do it correctly. You can start packing, then get back to it if you are busy or find yourself trying to pack to many rooms at the sametime. You might find it helpful to stick to one area and hold a focus point so that nothing gets lost. Stay organized and try to pack what you need first! 

Pack light, it's tempting to bring everything with you when moving, but this isn't feasible when moving out of state. You will want to replace some of your household items, anyway. So why bring the kitchenware that has been around for way too many years now. Family Moving and Storage has the perfect crew you have been looking for when moving out of state assistance. You just let us know where we're going and how we can help. 

Packing light may seem impossible, but it is possible to pack less. Start by packing the items you know you will not need in the next few weeks, including off-season clothes, holiday decorations, or anything else that will not be used anytime soon. The less you bring, the less you will have to unpack when you get there.

Pack a Suitcase with Essentials

When you first arrive in your new home, you will not have time to unpack all of your boxes. Pack a suitcase with essentials like clothes, toiletries, and a few dishes. An essentials bag will make the transition much easier, and you won't have to worry about finding everything when you are unpacking. Having a bag with all your essentials will take some of the stress off. You might have to look at boxes for a few days or sleep on an airbed, but it will be worth having your toothbrush handy and a glass to drink out of. 

We Offer Moving Out of State Assistance 

Moving is a huge task and can be very overwhelming. If you can afford it, hire professional movers to take care of everything for you. Movers will save you time, rather than taking more than one trip and doing everything yourself. Family Moving and Storage has the crew for you! Contact us today at 321-372-1005 for all your moving needs! 

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