So you have finally made the life changing decision to pack all your belongings and go past the border. There is no joy in saying this, but the easiest part about the entire process is fixing your mind up about leaving. The hard part comes when you have to sit down and make a plan of how you are going to handle and do the moving. That is what this guide hopes to bring some much needed light and educate you on long distance moving, the necessary questions you need to get the moving company to answer and how to ensure the entire moving process happens without a hitch.
Before you begin any part of the moving process, sit down and come up with a plan on how you are going to organize it. Ask yourself how much money you can spend on moving and if there is any item that you can move in your car instead of giving everything to the moving company.
Look for reputed movers. Certain movers do not provide interstate moving and it might be necessary for you to look for an trusted international moving company who specializes in international household shipping as they are more likely to accept and are more experienced in long distance moving.
Make an inventory of the items that are necessary for you. Keep in mind that the moving process will be quite an expensive process and it is best for your wallet if you try and minimize taking unnecessary items with you. You can sell the items that you decide to discard and make some money on the side or if you are feeling extremely generous you can donate them to charity.
Ask your moving company any doubts that you might have such as the estimated time of arrival if they will sub contract the moving process to another company during the procedure. Check the reputation of the company before deciding on it. They should be registered with the authorities and should display up to date documentation. Make use of the internet to research on the company. There are many people who post reviews of their experience on forums which can give you valuable insight. As mentioned above, moving is quite a costly procedure which means you might have to try and cut down costs wherever possible using methods like using recycled materials. A good idea is to make a list and include all your cost associated with moving as this can give you an approximate idea on how much you will have to spend.