Careful Preparation Will Reduce Stress and Risk When Moving Interstate

There are many reasons why people choose to move interstate. Some of these could be for new career opportunities, others for a change in lifestyle while many will move closer to family. Moving interstate will cause you some stress, although it will also be exciting. The amount of anxiety you experience can be reduced by engaging the right moving company to help you. A specialist interstate removalist company understands many of the emotional issues you may be experiencing. As well as the packing, transporting and unpacking your furniture they can also give you some very useful tips on how to prepare for your move.

As the time to move draws nearer the anxiety of moving is often caused by a lack of preparation. If it is your first long distance move, it is understandable that you may not think of everything. By engaging a reputable interstate furniture removalist you will find that they will have a very detailed moving house checklist to start the process. Not only does this checklist encourage you to have an inventory of all your belongings, but it will also give you templates and a timeline of when to do other important tasks. Just thinking about who you will need to advise is a good step forward and developing your task list is a key preparation tool. These tasks may include advising:


  • your utility suppliers such as electricity, gas, telephone and internet companies
  • your post office for mail redirection
  • your insurance companies for house, contents, car, medical and life insurance.


Choosing the right interstate movers however is not an easy process. You may look to friends and family and their networks to obtain recommendations. You may do an internet search. However, the first point is to make certain that your removalists are accredited with a move interstate national organisation. From them you can obtain independent information that will help you choose a company that meets all your requirements.

An important part of your checklist is to determine exactly what you need. For example you may need assistance finding a new home, temporary accommodation, schools for your children or just getting to know the area that you will live in. In addition to moving furniture some removalists have relocation services. These services will save you time, money and stress by helping you settle into your new location more easily. You might also need to store some of your belongings if your new home is not yet ready to move into. Again, safe and secure storage facilities are offered by the larger companies. If you have a number of vehicles such as boats, motorcycles as well as cars, these can easily be transported along with your personal belongings and furniture. Don’t forget your pets, they too may need transportation.

When choosing an interstate removalist, ask them for a complete package to meet all your needs. Moving your belongings interstate is a costly exercise and does involve risk and stress. By working closely with your chosen removals company and preparing for all the issues that might arise you will reduce the chances of things going wrong considerably. Your move will be that much easier.