Whether you are relocating because of a new job, or due to a romance gone badly, the reason is not as important as the actual move itself. There is a lot that goes into moving, whether you are just going across town or out of the state. A long distance trek across different states can be a daunting task, not to mention the expense that could be incurred. Many employers will offer a relocation package
to employees, especially if this is a job transfer. Let’s take a look at what is involved in this major undertaking.
Get Rid of Much of Possible
You may be wondering if your bedside tables will even survive the trip. You might consider throwing out clothes that have been in your closet for two years or more. A long distance move could be the reason you need to clear the clutter, once and for all. What may have worked in the existing home may not quite work for the new place. You could have a garage sale to get rid of some of the things you don’t really have to take with you.
The Remaining Inventory
It is important to stay organized so you can put the remaining inventory into their perspective places. It will give you a better idea of the number of boxes and the size of boxes that you will need to pack. You will be better able to pinpoint any missing items as you unpack at the new destination.
Setting a Budget
It has been estimated that a modest relocation to another state could cost approximately $8,000, but it is appropriate to set a budget before conducting a research and prior to soliciting various quotes from different moving companies. Most movers will offer a discount, if you are moving during the off season, which is from October to April. It won’t do any harm to ask. You can reduce the cost by packing yourself and then hiring the professional movers to lift the heavy stuff into their truck. If the relocation is to assume a new job, then your employer may take care of the entire costs. If that doesn’t happen, you are allowed to deduct some of the costs as a tax write off.
Professional movers know how to pack in such a way as to ensure everything fits neatly. Most movers will offer a rate per packed box. So, if you are doing the packing, be sure to pack neatly to fit as much as possible in one box. Be cautious with valuables, though.
Let packing and moving be a fun activity. Include your children in the experience. Don’t try to cram the packing into a day or two before the move. Plan in advance and get it done over a few weeks or months so that you are not overwhelmed.
The Next Phase
Once things are in place, it is time to call the moving company to pack the truck. This is something you don’t have to be involved in as a work crew will be there to assist. Just make sure you have enough time to reach the destination ahead of the truck because there begins the unpacking phase. Have enough people at the new location to help with unloading and unpacking.
For help with preparing for a cross country move, contact the expert movers in Denver at Eden’s Moving
. You will have access to everything necessary to make your long distance move smoother. You can also call today at 877-887-.8248 for a free estimate.