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If you need to move interstate because of work or family commitments or perhaps just for a change of scene, there are several things you need to consider before making your move. An interstate move involves more than moving between suburbs and is likely to be more complicated and require you to consider several factors before making the jump. This article discusses some moving interstate tips to help you with the process.
First of all you should choose the company that will help you with the move carefully. Because your furniture and possessions are being transported over long distances there is a higher risk of damage occurring in transit. Make sure that you package your fragile items carefully and secure furniture as much as possible. Check out reputable removal companies on the web and choose on with verified experience in interstate moves. In addition, some companies also offer transit protection insurance for an added level of security.
You should label your cartons and boxes clearly. In many cases your possessions will be transported with other people’s and avoiding mix-ups early will save a lot of hassle down the road. Each carton or box should be clearly labeled with your name and delivery location and, if possible, a job code or number from the removal company. Any fragile items should be clearly marked and an arrow should be drawn on boxes that contain items that must be kept upright.
Because of the distances involved, schedules can be subject to change when making an interstate move. For example, extreme weather events, breakdowns and road closures can all impact the duration of the journey. You should be prepared to be flexible about delivery times and the estimated amount of time your property will be transit.
Make sure that you leave your removals company as many contact numbers as possible, keep your mobile charged and nearby and, if possible, include a number of a friend or relative at the destination point. Some companies also use email to keep clients appraised of the location of their belongings and the estimated delivery time.
While an interstate move may be more stressful than other moves, ensuring that you find the right company to transport your possessions and maintaining an open line of communication with them throughout the moving process about the status of your move (from pickup to delivery) will help to ease your moving experience and result in the best outcome possible, even when unforeseen circumstances do arise.