Relocating anywhere can be stressful, let alone relocating to another state. You can however, reduce the stress by organization and pre-planning. You will of course have to use interstate furniture removalists, so book one early to ensure you can get them to pick up your furniture on the day of your choice. When deciding on which one to choose, you may want to consider one that allows back loading. Back loading is a term which is used when you do not use a full truck; just have your furniture placed in a truck which is already going that way. As you are not actually renting the truck, the cost can be far less than if you were. Although you should be able dictate the day your furniture is collected, it will be the removal company which will advise you as to when the truck can reach your new address by. It is important that you meet the truck at the agreed time as otherwise; they can charge you additional costs for waiting. If you keep them waiting too long, they may even deposit your furniture in a local storage warehouse where it will stay until you arrange for it to be picked up and pay for the time it was in storage.
As you will have organized your truck in good time, you will have a couple of weeks with which to organize yourself for the move so, pack up what you can, as you can. For example, once you have mowed the lawn for the last time, pack up the mower rather than leaving it for the last moment. Try to use up any frozen food you may have as, 24 hours before the move, you will need to defrost the freezer and the fridge. Don’t forget to let the utility company know what day you are moving and likewise, ensure your new utility companies are also aware of what day you intend to take up residence in your new home.
You may want to consider not driving your car to your new home as it is quite some miles and no end of mechanical problems could cause you delays, making you miss your rendezvous time with the removal truck. If you do decide not to drive your car, the removal company should be able to recommend a reliable car transportation service.
Although it may be an expense you would rather not pay, insuring your belongings for the long journey may be a good idea. It isn’t usual for the removal company to insure your belongings, just their truck but, some may offer insurance as an optional extra. If they don’t offer an option for insurance, ask them if they can recommend an insurer as they will have had other clients which would have used insurance. Either way, as it is going to be quite some miles that your furniture travels, insuring it against damage or loss is advisable. Broken or lost furniture would not be a good start to your new life in a new home.