Packing, Moving and Storage

4 Things To Do Before You Move To Another City

So you've finally landed your dream job but it's in another city? While the move can be a tad intimidating, it's also probably one of the most exciting things you could do – especially because you get to do what you've wanted for a long time. Packing up and moving interstate requires careful consideration. Make sure you choose a good interstate removalist and plan these things before you move to another city.

Check About Insurance Needed For The Move  

While most interstate removalists have insurance, you should make sure you check to see what is covered and what isn't. The more you own, the more valuable your items are, so you'll want to ensure that your items are adequately covered during the move. Since not everything is guaranteed, you may need to consider taking some form of insurance when moving interstate for your own peace of mind. It's always prudent to speak to your removalists about insurance to avoid any unpleasant surprises later.

Make An Inventory List Of Delicate Items

One of the worst things about interstate moves is the fact that delicate items could easily get damaged. To avoid this, make an inventory list of all your delicate items, so that you can ensure they are packed and placed more carefully in the removalist's truck. All delicate items may need extra boxes and packaging, so it's always good to have a checklist ready for better preparation. The best way to ensure your removalist is extra careful is to mark delicate item boxes as fragile.

Create And Share A Moving Plan With Your Removalist

Poor communication with your removalist can make the interstate move even more stressful than otherwise. Make things easier for yourself by creating and sharing a moving plan with your removalist. This moving plan should include the layout of your new home, how delicate items should be treated, listing down any specific directions needed to the new address, sharing any specific parking/entry requirements and much more. Eliminating potential hassles through a well-prepared moving plan can make things easier for both you and the removalist.

Keep An Emergency Bag With You During The Move

During an interstate move, anything can happen. The truck can break down, an accident could shut down the road or the weather could delay your move. All these issues could leave you unprepared, so it's important to pack an emergency bag with things you will need immediately in case something goes wrong. Your emergency bag should contain a change of clothes and underwear, food, a towel and some water.

Moving to another city doesn't have to be too hard with the right preparation.