Moving Out of State? What You Need to Know

We have compiled a few tips and tricks that will help you move out of state with success

Are you moving out of state and unsure where to start? You’re not alone. Last year, 15 million households picked an out-of-state location for their new address, and because state-to-state moving is something we don’t do very often, where to start is a great question.

Good research and careful planning are the keys to making your smooth and efficient. We have compiled a few tips and tricks that will help you move out of state with success.

Timing is key when moving, especially out of state. Begin planning your move as early as you can. You’ll want to make sure you take care of as many things ahead of time as you can to make your move day as stress-free as possible. Create a checklist and timeline for your move. Check out our moving checklist that makes your move simple. Keep in mind that moving during the summertime peak season often comes at a higher price, so if you can wait, moving during the off season may save hundreds of dollars.

If you’re planning on hiring a moving company, do your research and get multiple estimates. As you compared moving company’s quotes, look at their social media ratings and reviews to make sure they match up with the image the company is projecting. Be careful about picking a mover based on the lowest price. Sometimes going with the cheapest option can become more challenging due to Rogue Mover scams or just poor-quality work. The good news is that social media reviews, and a check with the Better Business Bureau, will help you figure out if the quote and the mover are reliable.

Before you move, you need to make sure everything will fit inside your new home. Create or download a floorplan that way you can get rid of anything that does not fit. Downsizing will reduce the cost of your move and make packing/unpacking a much easier task. In state-to-state moving, every item you ship comes with a cost, so choose wisely.

Packing your general household items must be done securely and safely for a cross-country journey. If you have concerns about packing your items or just don’t want to pack, then let MiniMoves’ handle it! MiniMoves’ packers are trained professionals, so you can always rely on us to get the job done