If you will be packing up and moving soon, you likely have a lot on your mind. You'll need to get packing supplies, box up all of your belongings, and find a local mover who can help you with the process. Things can get even more complicated, though, if your move will take you into an entirely different state. If a long-distance move is in your future, here are some important tips to keep in mind.
Get Rid of What You Can
Long-distance movers can use a variety of different methods to come up with your final bill, but one of the most popular is the total weight of your trailer. The more stuff you move, the heavier the haul will be and the more expensive your final total will be. Even if the movers aren't calculating by weight, it's still fairly obvious that the more stuff you have, the longer it's going to take you to get everything moved, and this will lead to a higher moving cost one way or another.
Moving to a different state is the perfect opportunity to finally take inventory of what's actually important to you. Do you really need all of those clothes? Do your kids need all of those toys that they haven't touched in years? You probably have numerous old decorations and knick-knacks in your basement or attic that you don't have any use for anymore. Get rid of as much as you can before the movers show up, and your final moving cost will likely be lower.
.There's Secure and Then There's "Out of State" Secure
If you were just moving down the street, you probably wouldn't be super concerned about making sure every last box is as secure as possible. It's not likely the moving truck is going to run into any huge potholes if you know the route they will be traveling on is pretty smooth and clear of issues. This sentiment changes quickly though when you consider a long-distance move. You don't know what your moving truck might encounter between your current city and your next. It's important in this situation to make sure every item in every box is as secure as possible. Use newspaper or bubble wrap to fill up any empty space in your boxes and provide extra cushioning in the event that something goes sideways.
Contact a mover today for more information or to schedule a move.