Once you commit to moving cross country, you adopt an endless list of new responsibilities. You have a lot of planning to do and planning is soon to become a daily reminder of the journey to come. The following guide will explain everything you need to know about preparing for your cross-country move.
Interstate moving companies are regulated differently than local movers considering the extra distance and risk covered by an out-of-state move. The following guide details the most important rules and regulations you need to note before your next interstate move.
If you’ve moved more than once, you probably have a few tried-and-true methods for packing up your items. Because we’ve helped families move across the country, we have a few packing tips for moving to share that will help make the process much easier! Whether you’re a first-time mover or a seasoned pro, follow our moving/packing tips to protect your belongings as they travel to your new home.
Boxes come in all shapes and sizes, including some designed to make moving specific items easier (like wardrobe boxes, lamp boxes, TV boxes and dish pack boxes). We recommend choosing a moving kit that includes an assortment of boxes to accommodate the various items in your home.
These large sheets of plain paper are perfect for rolling and wrapping your items to protect them during the move. And here’s a pro tip—line your boxes with crushed packing paper to provide extra cushioning for the contents.
Choose from three different blanket styles to protect your items from scratches and dust while you’re moving. And when the move is over, you’ll be surprised how many uses you’ll find for them around the house (as a picnic blanket or pet blanket, in your car emergency kit, and more).
For items that won’t pack easily in a moving box (or just don’t fit), stretch wrap will do the job. Use it to bundle large items together (like bedrails) or to keep small items in place in their container.
This one is pretty self-explanatory—tape up your moving boxes well to avoid a fallout!
in packing paper, foam wrap, or Bubble Wrap® for much-needed protection. Pot holders and dish towels can also double as extra cushioning.
from lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws and other gas-powered equipment.
Jewelry, medications, daily toiletries and important documents are items we recommend that you keep with you during the move.
Remove feet or legs from furniture, take lampshades off of the base, etc. This makes it much easier to load your items into the moving container.
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