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Create your interstate moving checklist before moving to Chicago

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The one thing that is more scary and stressful than a local or small move is an interstate move. Moving out of your state is one of the biggest changes you can face in your life. There is so much more to think about. There is also a lot of things that you will need to plan out. You have to think both of the move and what comes after the move itself. Create your interstate moving checklist before moving to Chicago to make things as easy as possible both for you and your family. This short article will tell you how. After you’re done, call New Leaf Moving Group Florida to handle your move with care. You can trust us.

Make an inventory list as part of your interstate moving checklist

You will want to take inventory of all the things you want to move when moving to Chicago from Florida. Start with the big things and then work your way to the details. You should make a list for each room or section of your house. This means that areas like your yard and such should also be on the list unless you don’t plan on taking them with you. You can either take inventory and make a list on a sheet of paper, in a notebook, or in Excel if you would like to do it on a PC. Using Excel to make lists could actually be a better choice. In fact, with its many tools, you can edit your list with ease, update it, and print it. 

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This means you can also give the list to your movers and keep a copy, too.

Declutter before you take inventory

Before you make the list, you want to get rid of items you don’t want to keep. Long distance movers Florida also have packing and storage services. If you plan on using those as well, you definitely want to think about the stuff you want to bring. Donate them to charity. You can host a garage sale and earn some cash. Also, throw away things that are broken to decrease the load of your interstate move. This will help reduce the moving load and can also help your mind when you move. On top of all that, there are many more reasons to declutter.

  • You can reduce stress and anxiety.
  • This will also improve your sleep.
  • Boost your productivity and creativity.
  • Find lost things.
  • Keep things clean.
  • Makes taking the inventory far more simple.

Choose your movers and do some searching

Choosing a moving company is crucial and it should not be done at the very last minute. Start researching on time. Check for the company’s reviews online, look it up on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration database to check for a license, or ask your friends, family, and coworkers if they know any reputable movers in Florida. Once you’re done searching and asking, pick a few companies you want the most, and ask for free moving estimates. Keep in mind that it’s okay to pay a little more and hire a company that you know is good. It will pay off with professional care and efficiency. Of course, you want to save as much money as you possibly can but think of the fees that could pop up with the poor handling of your inventory.

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Choosing reputable movers should be on your interstate moving checklist.

A few more things to consider for your interstate moving checklist

There are a few more things you want to do before your interstate move. Most moving companies Palm Beach County has at your disposal have moving services that can be of use. Think of your relocation and think of the services you might need to use. If you don’t want to pack all by yourself, you can ask for packing services. Have some really expensive, fragile, or large items that you just don’t want to risk moving? Storage services are a great solution for you. You might even have a piano you need to move to Chicago, in which case, piano movers are the service for you. Some moving companies will even offer special services for moving art collections and such. There is a service for all of your needs, and all you have to do is look for it.

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You won’t have to feel so down before the move after making your own checklist.

Do what you can, leave nothing for the last minute

Another very crucial part of your checklist should be you. When the movers load your inventory and are all set for transit, you should be there as well. Be there on the day when the movers reach the final destination: your new Chicago home. This is to make sure that everything is in place and that everything goes well. Be there to check for damage of any kind and keep track of anything and everything: write it all down in a list. There are, however, a few more things you can do by yourself:

  • Empty your pantry before the move, as most movers do not allow the transport of food.
  • Update or cancel all active services.
  • Protect your valuables and important documents: keep them in a safe spot, or bring them with you.
  • Make sure to ask about special items, such as chemistry sets, cleaning fluids, all sorts of cans and packages under pressure. You may not be able to move those in a truck or container.
  • If you’re moving with your family, make sure the others have a place to stay and relax before moving in.
  • Check for any moving services Boynton Beach movers have for maximum efficiency. 

Be positive and be ready

Once you create your interstate moving checklist before moving to Chicago, you will be ready and won’t have to worry as much. Moving is in no way an easy task, but that does not mean you can’t make it easier for yourself. The best thing you can do is hire New Leaf Moving Group to relocate you and work with us for the fast and easy relocation you deserve!

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