Checklist for Moving Out of StatePosted on: Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
NOR-CAL’s Guide to Moving Out of State
Moving out of state can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and planning, it can be a smooth and stress-free process. At NOR-CAL Moving Services, we have helped countless families and individuals move across the country and have compiled a comprehensive moving out of state checklist to ensure that you have everything covered.
- Choose the right movers: The first step in any move is choosing the right movers. Research and compare different moving companies and make sure to select one with good reviews, a solid reputation, and proper licensing.
- Declutter: Moving is the perfect opportunity to declutter and get rid of any items you no longer need. This not only makes packing easier, but it also saves on moving costs.
- Create an inventory: Create an inventory of all the items you plan to move. This will make it easier to keep track of everything during the move and ensure that nothing is left behind.
- Notify utility companies: Contact your utility companies to arrange for disconnection of services on your moving out date and connection at your new home.
- Update your address: Update your address with the post office, credit card companies, and any other organizations that need to know your new address.
- Arrange for transportation: Decide on the method of transportation for your belongings. Will you be driving a rental truck, or will the movers be handling it all for you?
- Pack smart: Start packing well in advance and label boxes clearly. Pack heavier items in smaller boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.
- Plan for pets and plants: If you have pets or plants, make arrangements for their transportation and care during the move.
- Research your new neighborhood: Research your new neighborhood and find out about the local amenities, schools, and any other information that will be useful to you when you arrive.
- Prepare for the move day: On move day, make sure to have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand, as well as any necessary documents and valuables.
At NOR-CAL Moving Services, our team of experienced movers is here to help make your move as stress-free as possible. We provide comprehensive moving services, including packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, and transportation. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can make your move a success.