The Dos And Don'ts Of An Interstate Move

Most people admit that planning and executing an interstate move can be pretty challenging. The secret to a seamless move is creating a list of dos and don'ts to prevent moving oversights. This extract details the dos and don'ts of interstate moves to ensure an easy time relocating to another state. 

The Dos

Hire an interstate removalist.

Most people forego interstate removal services in favour of DIY moves. However, a removalist brings in the much-needed technical expertise to overcome the various interstate removal hurdles. For example, the professional informs you about prohibited items in your new state. For instance, you could be restricted from carrying some pets, household plants or pest-infested objects. Interstate removalists also offer various logistics options to ensure cost savings and flexibility. For instance, when moving thousands of kilometres away, the removalist could ship essential items via air freight and use the rail network or sea transport to ship the rest of the items. 

Consider decluttering your household.

Do you really need to move your old furniture, damaged appliances, project car or ATV to your new residence? Decluttering helps save the moving costs since you have a lower volume of items. Moreover, it is an easy way to lower removal fees. 

Inspect your new property before moving in.

Check the property's orientation to establish how it affects the moving process. For instance, the property could have a narrow entrance that prevents the removalist from carrying bulky furniture into the house. In this case, they could be compelled to dismantle the furniture before moving it inside the house. Besides, assess the orientation of the rooms and create a map to ensure the removalist puts each item in its designated room. After all, you could be disappointed if you found out the removalist confused the master and guest bedrooms. 

The Don'ts 

Do not forget insurance coverage.

Removals insurance protects clients from financial loss if the removalist accidentally or knowingly damages or loses some of their items. Examine the conditions of the policy to establish whether it covers all your items and if the cover applies when you cross state boundaries. Consider insurance add-ons if you intend to move items not covered by the policy. Complement the insurance with your home insurance coverage. 

Do not interrupt the move.

Sometimes, homeowners are tempted to pack some of their items or assist the removalist in loading and offloading them. However, letting the removalist work independently is in your best interests. Remember, the removalist does not bear liability if you damage some of your items during packing or offloading. Besides, you risk injuries since you do not have safety gear or training to lift heavy items safely. 

For more information, contact a local interstate removal service