4 Interstate Moving Mistakes to Avoid
Moving away from Hallandale Beach is a major life change, especially if you’re moving out of state. Whether it’s for a job, to be closer to family, or for other personal reasons, interstate moving gets complicated very quickly. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the logistic issues, packing and planning, and general stress that comes with an out of state move. To simplify your interstate moving experience, you need to avoid these common — and expensive — mistakes.
Common Mistakes During an Interstate Move
Most people don’t relocate very often, and interstate moving might be something you go through only once or twice in a lifetime. Because there’s little room for extensive experience, unless your job requires you to move every few years, people commonly make mistakes that cost them money and time. Here are some of the most common ones that we’ve seen.
1) Not planning and organizing in advance.
Moving to a different state isn’t something you can do overnight. You need ample time to prepare. As professional interstate movers, we generally recommend that people start at least two to three months in advance. You need to make arrangements with a moving company ahead of time, as well as giving yourself enough leeway to pack your belongings without rushing.
2) Not planning the right time to move.
Interstate moving companies experience surge times, where we’re busier. This can affect both our availability for you, and the price that you’ll end up paying. Summer is busier than winter, and weekends and holidays are also very busy. Believe it or not, the beginning and end of the month is also a time when a lot of people choose to relocate. If you can arrange to move at an “off” time, you can save some money.
3) Not asking for a visual estimate.
You should never trust a price quote that’s given to you via email or over the phone. Interstate movers really need to look at your belongings in person before we can calculate a reasonable price. You should also make sure to talk to the representative to make sure you’re on the same page regarding what the quote actually includes. Different companies provide different services, some of which might cost extra.
4) Not researching local moving companies or getting multiple price quotes.
There are quite a few moving companies in the area surrounding Hallandale Beach. Do your due diligence, and don’t just pick a company at random. Resources like the BBB can be helpful for evaluating moving companies, although the best way to find interstate movers is to ask friends and family for a recommendation. Also, it’s a good idea to get multiple quotes.
At Orange Movers, we’ve helped many businesses and residents move away to other states. To find out more, or arrange a visual inspection and quote, call us any time.