What to Expect When Moving Out of State

You’re ready to move to a state that resonates with you. One that feels like home. One that calls your name.

There are some states that everyone is moving to, but that doesn’t matter to you.

You know where you belong. Now comes the hard part: the actual moving process.

Let’s take a look at some things to expect when moving out of state and how you can make it easier on yourself.

Requesting A Quote

When you request a quote from different moving companies, you’ll want to make sure you have all the details of your move.

Have the exact dates, the address and the amount of furniture and belongings that need to be moved.

Slim Down Your Inventory

You want your move to go as smoothly as possible when moving out of state.

One thing that’s common during the early stages of moving is to notice that you have a lot of stuff lying around.

In the sense that you don’t want it. You don’t need it. You just have it because you haven’t thrown it out yet.

When you’re preparing to move out of state, throw stuff away, give it away, donate it, release it from your life with love. This can be a very cleansing experience.

Ask Your Movers The Right Questions

There are a few key questions you need to make sure to ask whenever moving out of state. These include asking:

  • If there is a chance they’ll subcontract your move to another moving company
  • The approximate arrival time and if they’ll contact you if the time/date changes
  • About the availability of storage services at your destination, if needed

You’ll want to know about the potential for subcontracting because this means your belongings will be separated between two or more moving vehicles. This can lead to your belongings arriving at very different times.

Red Flags To Watch Out For

Now that we’ve talked a little about what to do, let’s look at what not to do. If a moving company doesn’t readily offer the following information for you either in person, email or on their website, you may want to consider another mover:

  • Contact information of the driver/s and mover/s of your belongings
  • Physical address and contact information of the moving business itself
  • Motor vehicle insurance with liability coverage
  • Workmen’s Compensation in the event that a worker is injured while moving your things
  • Current registration which must be renewed every two years
  • An identification number used to track reviews and whether or not their inspections are up-to-date
  • Access to reviews, testimonials, comments from previous users
  • Federal Mover Carrier identification number.

When in doubt, Yelp or Google Reviews can be an excellent source to make this decision.

Support In Moving Out Of State

Few people actually enjoy moving. You’re likely not an exception.

When it comes to moving, we all want it to be as simple as possible.

If you’re ready to move out of state and want help to make it smooth-sailing, check us out at Meyer Movers.