Checklist For Interstate Moving
You need to take inventory of everything which is going to be moved. It’s a good idea to have these sheets organized per room. If possible, do them in the computer and add fields with description and category. It will be easy to print, for instance, only the list of white appliances or the list of all electronics and gadgets.
You need to choose a moving company to help you, so don’t leave this to the last minute. Start doing research and asking for quotes at least two months before the move. If you decide you can move everything by yourself or using some of your friends, you can skip this step.
Get Rid of Unneeded Items
Don’t move things you don’t need anymore. donate them to charity or organize a garage sale to get rid of them before you move.
If you hire a moving company, they are probably going to supply you packing materials. If not, you are going to need to but them.
Protect Your Valuables
If you have jewellery and other valuables, you may want to transfer them to a secure deposit box, so that they don’t get stolen during the move.
Arrange for Storage
If you are going to need storage on arrival, book it in advance. You don’t want to risk to have all your stuff in the street and not find a suitable storage space.
In case of interstate moving you need to remember to cancel all services, to contact utility companies and to make new contracts for your new residence.
Eat from the Pantry
It doesn’t make sense to move foods, therefore it’s best to eat your supplies before you leave. You can always buy new ones at destination. Don’t pay for what’s not needed. food transportation is not needed unless you move to the South Pole to live with the penguins.
Plan Your Itinerary and Travel Schedule
When the moving day comes, you should spend your day at home with the movers, making sure they load everything as per your instructions. You may also want to pack your car and have it shipped to your destination. If you have pets, they need to be prepared for the journey with vaccines, boxes, food, water and all the rest.
Last but not least, sleep well the night before moving. You need to be alert and careful so that everything goes smoothly, without unwanted events.