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Do You Need to Move to a Different State? You'll Need a Team You Can Actually Trust

Published by Chris Townsend

Do You Need to Move to a Different State? You'll Need a Team You Can Actually Trust

Do You Need to Move to a Different State? You'll Need a Team You Can Actually Trust

Interstate moves can be expensive and stressful, especially if resources like time and money are limited. But there is one word of advice we can give you after decades of helping people moving from state to state: it’s easier and cheaper when you organize everything beforehand.

When you work with us to plan your move from one state to another, you will get a team of professionals that are organized, reputable, and trustworthy. We have a thorough system put in place to ensure that each move goes smoothly and that we've factored in every piece of the puzzle.

Here's what you need to know when moving from one state to another.

Make an Inventory of the Things You Will Take with You

In order to get realistic cost and time estimates, you have to know how much stuff you actually need to move. Whether you are moving a 3 bedroom house or just a few 1-person belongings, sorting your things is an important thing to start the whole process on the right foot. For example, when moving from NYC to Florida, you would want to avoid taking your bulky cold weather clothes with you.

Even if it's still a while until you start packing, we recommend you make a written list of what you know you’ll take with you. Selling what you don’t need is also a great idea, and will get you some extra bucks for the move.

Contact Moving Companies and Get Free Quotes

Once you know exactly what you need, you can start researching for the right company for your interstate move. Get free quotes from the local companies in your area. Make sure you give them all the details of the move, from the exact locations, dates of the move, the need for packaging services, auto transport, etc.

We will give you a free estimate of the costs so that you can prepare in advance.

Do the Paperwork Needed for the Move

Moving from state to state means changing the legal system and administration, so you will have quite a lot of paperwork to sort out. Besides your personal and professional paperwork, the movers you will work with should also be able to provide the proper documentation.

The details of your move should clearly be written in your order for service paper, bill of lading, inventory, and liability information. These papers assure you that the moving company knows exactly what they are hired to do and that all the conditions of their service are known to you.

Do the Packing

Packing is almost always more complicated than you initially think. In order for your personal belongings to arrive at their destination in good shape, you need to use the proper packaging materials and techniques for them. This can mean more than just cardboard boxes and huge garbage bags.

If you want this step to be handled with maximum care, we can take care of this task for you. The way your things are packed can also affect the insurance in case something happens to your goods, so don't hesitate to discuss these aspects with us.

Keep in Touch with Your Moving Company Until You Get There

Sometimes, being permanently available is not possible for moving companies, especially for smaller, local companies. But it’s important to settle the major details of the pick-up, arrival, and anything that might arise on the way.

Whether you are establishing yourself in a different part of the country or in a neighboring state, moving from state to state is a big move. Leaving it to the professionals will take a big burden from your shoulders, and give you the chance to focus on how to make your new life comfortable from the very first month there.

Our moving company, Three Movers, has a long history of keeping its customers happy. We focus on each move and always find the optimal way of making it fast and incident-free. Contact us for a free quote!

On a lighter note, we also want to mention that it’s important to make a good first contact with the new community you’re about to be part of. So get yourself out there, be friendly, and enjoy the attractions of your new home state.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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