Moving to another state can be just as exhilarating as moving overseas. Even within the same country, states can differ so much in their way of life and the weather they experience. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that moving interstate is a lot more expensive than moving a few suburbs away.

Here are five things you need to know before you move your belongings interstate, to keep your budget on track.

1. Sort your belongings – donate/sell, keep, throw away

By going through and decluttering your home, you’ll make the whole moving process easier on yourself. The less you have to move, the less you’ll have to pay in moving costs. You won’t be packing as much so you won’t spend as much on packing materials either. Making some extra money if you have anything to sell also helps with moving costs.

2. Find the right moving company

The cheapest moving company is rarely the most reputable. Interstate removals aren’t ever going to be ‘cheap’; it’s about finding removalists that provide the most value for money. You might get a cheaper quote, but these are the companies that usually end up piling on expensive extras and treat your belongings poorly. They often don’t have insurance or deliver your items on time either, so you’ll be likely to spend more in the end.

On the other hand, reputable movers charge a price that’s fair, have insurance, and get your belongings to you on time and in good condition. Doing your research will save you time and money in the long run.

3. Don’t dismiss the extras these reputable movers offer

‘Budget’ doesn’t mean you can’t spend money on any extras. A lot of reputable companies that perform interstate moves offer extras to make the move easier on you, saving you some money and time.

Sometimes these companies also offer vehicle transportation which can often be cheaper than driving your vehicle yourself, allowing you to take a flight instead. Maybe you can’t afford to take too many days off work, so you take advantage of their packing service. They can usually source packing materials for you, much cheaper than you could get them for yourself.

4. Make sure to pack smart and make the most of your space

Unless the interstate moving company you’ve hired is also doing the packing for you, you’ll need to pack carefully and smartly to make the most of your packaging.

Using bags, suitcases, and anything else that can you can store smaller items inside is a smart way to save on packing costs, as well as putting lighter belongings on top of the heavier ones when packing boxes.

5. Line everything up so your new home is ready for move-in day

If your belongings get to your new location before it’s ready for you to move into, you’ll have to organise storage and accommodation at the last minute. This is extremely costly and can be easily avoided with some careful planning.

Call Removalists On the Run for your interstate move!

Removalists On the Run has helped countless people and families move from one state to another with ease. We provide fair quotes with no hidden costs and offer extra services to make your move even easier.

Call us now to get your quote, and see why we’re the experts in moving people interstate.

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