Interstate removals can be very tricky: especially because there is so much involved. You need to make your relocation plans early enough if you want to avoid any disappointments.

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The two Major issues that people face during an interstate removal are;

  • Distance

The longer the distance, the longer it takes to reach your final destination, and the harder it is to keep track of your belongings. You need to be on high alert from the beginning to the end to ensure a stress-free interstate move.

  • Cost

Interstate moves can sometimes be too expensive, depending on your service provider. You need to hire the best and the most reliable removal service provider who will not exaggerate the charges for any reason. Additionally, you need to set some money aside just in case of an emergency.

Below are tips you can use to avoid any unnecessary stress during your interstate move;

  1. Decide whether to DIY or Hire Professional Removal Services

First, you need to decide how you want to move. DIY sounds cheaper but has a high chance of messing your move. It is always wise to hire a professional to do all the hard work for you. But the choice is yours.

  1. Create a Detailed moving Checklist

With all the activities involved during an interstate move, it is so easy to forget some things, and this can cause a huge mess. You need to create a detailed list of all the things you need to do and arrange them according to priority. You can also divide the tasks among your family members to make your work easier and speed up the process.

  1. Find a Professional Interstate Removal Service Provider

The kind of service provider you hire will determine the nature of your experience moving interstate. Find a mover who has been in the business long enough to know all there is to know about interstate removals.

Take your time to research and find out more about a service provider before you enter into any agreements with them. You can do so by visiting their website and social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The more info you have, the better.

  1. Remember to Tip Your Service Provider

You will be surprised by the things a tip can do to make your move less stressful. Tipping is a way to show appreciation and can motivate your mover to go out of their way to prevent any obstacles that might come your way. It is not mandatory, but it’s a necessary move.

  1. Do Your Packing on Time

Packing takes time so, avoid doing it at the last minute. Look for boxes early enough and label them according to the different categories of your belongings for easier unpacking. The two most important things you need to do here are;

  • Help Your Kids Pack

Your kids might not get everything right, even if they can do their own packing. Take your time and guide them through their packing process to avoid any unnecessary messes that can slow you down.

  • Identify what to pack in the Removalist Truck and what not to

You do not need to include all your belongings in the removalist truck. Some things are dangerous to transport whereas others are too sensitive and need your special handling. Separate everything you need to transport personally and what to leave behind from the rest of the belongings. Examples of such goods include;

  • Hazardous Materials

Do not carry any risky materials, whether you are DIY or using a professional interstate mover. That is the law.

For your own good, avoid any materials that are corrosive, explosive, or flammable ie. Car batteries, motor oil, paints, pesticides, fuels, pool chemicals, etc.

  • Personal Documents

By all means, do not include any of your Important documents in the removalist truck. You will have a lot of trouble locating them inside the mess, or worse, lose them. Put them aside for you to carry them along by yourself. Examples of such documents are passports, sale agreements, birth certificates, and more.

  • Perishable Goods

Any perishable goods should be left behind or donated to your friends or neighbors. You do not want to imagine the loss in case they rot and spill on your furniture or any other belongings.

  • Medications

That goes without saying; all medication should be with you at all times. Imagine what happens when you include your inhaler in the truck then later get an asthma attack. Such are scenarios you need to avoid.

  • Sentimental Goods

Do not include anything you hold dear or have sentimental value in the removalist truck. You will not be able to bear the pain in case anything happens to them.

  • Things to use on the First Night

You do not want to waste any time looking for your pajamas, towel, underwear, etc. after a long day of travel. Pack everything you need on arrival in one place and carry it with you on the last day of your interstate move.


Now you know the smartest moves to apply during your interstate move. Follow them to the latter, and you will not be disappointed.