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Three Tips for Moving to a New State

by Melinda Herrera

If you are planning on moving to a new state, the process may seem overwhelming and stressful. After all, the commute will be long for you and your family on the day of the move, and you likely won't have the help of friends and family who may not be able to travel with you. However, you can make the move to a new state much easier by considering the following three tips:

Try Not to Move in the Summer:

If you can help it, try not to plan your move to a new state in the summertime. This is because it is the most expensive time of the year to move, and moving to a new state is already expensive enough. On top of this, it's also a busy time of year to move because people are out of school, and not many people want to move near the holidays. This means that moving services are going to be busy. You may not be able to find the best movers possible to help you with your move. If you do have to move in the summer, be sure to look for discounts and hire movers way ahead of time to ensure that you hire a moving service that is reputable and reliable. 

Get Rid of Stuff:

When moving to a new state, it's more important than ever that you get rid of some of your stuff. Moving all of your stuff means you are going to have to use a larger truck, which means more money spent on both the truck and fuel costs. On top of this, the more stuff that you have, the more moving labor it is going to take to move it all, which also costs more money. Be sure that you spend some time donating items, making advertisements to sell items online, and throwing stuff away. It's vital that you do this well before your move date. 

Rent Portable Storage:

Having a portable storage unit in front of your house is going to be helpful because it allows you to pack in advance. Once the movers arrive on your move date, they won't have to go in and out of your home to pack up your belongings. On top of this, when you pack things up and put them in the storage unit, you can ensure that you and your family have space to move about in the house instead of having to leap over boxes for weeks or months before you actually move. 

When you consider these three tips for moving to a new state, you can make the transition much easier and much more affordable, as well. For more suggestions, talk to a moving company like We're Ready, LLC.