Moving to a property which is very far away from your current one (for example, moving to a house in a different state) can be a complex and lengthy process. Fortunately, there are things you can do to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Read on to learn more.
Use a moving company that specialises in interstate removals
If you only need to move your possessions to a house that's located a few miles away, then you can get away with carrying out the moving process yourself or using a non-specialised moving company, as there is very little that can go wrong during a 15 or 20-minute road journey. However, this is not the case for long-distance house moves.
Due to the length of time it will take to transport your belongings from your current home to your new one, there is a good chance that any items which are improperly-packed, or that are loaded onto the moving van in a haphazard manner, will sustain damage at some point during the journey.
As such, it is crucial not to select a moving company at random, but to instead opt for one that specialises in interstate removals. A removals team who routinely handles long-distance house moves will be far better equipped to protect your belongings.
Their experience and their protective moving equipment (such as straps, wheeled dolly carts and thick moving blankets) will enable them to ensure that your most fragile belongings are properly packed, securely tied down and evenly distributed within the van's storage container so that there will be almost no risk of them being broken during the lengthy drive to your new home.
Take a box filled with essentials in your own car
One of the ways that interstate removals companies ensure that their customers' belongings arrive at their new properties safely is by driving very slowly and cautiously. This, however, does mean that it may take quite a while for your belongings to be delivered to your new home.
As such, it is sensible to pack a box filled with your must-have daily items and to take this with you in your own car when the time comes to go to the new house.
The contents of this box will depend on your personal preferences and requirements but may include things like a kettle, coffee, tea, toilet tissue, some basic clothing items for you and your family members, your portable gadgets (such as laptops and tablets), toothpaste and a toothbrush, shower gel and a collection of non-perishable snacks.
This box will spare you the hassle of having to rush around, looking for an open supermarket in your new location, when all you will want to do is rest and recover after the long journey. Contact an interstate removals service for more information and assistance.