If you are planning an Interstate move for 2022 or think you may be relocated for a new job to another state, you’ll want to plan ahead. As with any move, proper planning is how a stress-free move gets accomplished.
But when you throw in some of the variables that all of us have been dealing with, such as living through a pandemic, and other challenges that have faced numerous industries, the more prepared you can be when moving to another state the better off you will be. And you will be able to set expectations right upfront for you and your family.
Here are a few tips from our Interstate moving experts if you’re planning to move in 2022.
Find an Interstate moving company with a great reputation
This year, it will be critically important that you use Interstate moving companies with great reputations. Not only that, but you should work with a moving company that belongs to a national network. For example, Humboldt serves as a long-distance moving company with a long history of being affiliated with United Van Lines. That’s important because when you work with a national brand, you have the benefit of having a large network behind them. That network includes moving crews, storage with movers in various locations, and a seamless Interstate moving experience. In short, your move and your household goods will be under the same network for the entire move.
Leave as much time for planning as possible
It’s no secret that in 2021, our country experienced all kinds of delays when it came to shipping various products as well as other shipments. You have no doubt seen it on the news and have received various explanations. The bottom line is that if you are moving to another state, you’re going to need as much time as you can get. Getting a head start on your planning helps you get your household goods when you need them and also improves your chances of getting the moving date of your choosing.
When it comes to local moving, your household items may never leave the truck from one house the next. However, on an Interstate move, your goods could be placed in storage for a brief time to allow the next crew at destination the ability to bring your goods to your new house. Planning far in advance helps you tighten those dates up.
Review everything that has to do with money
If you are moving to another state one of the first things you’ll want to do is research the cost of living. In 2021, The US economy went through some major shifts for a whole host of reasons. You will want to look at real estate prices as well as values, costs associated with commuting to a new job as well as what it will take to maintain your overall lifestyle. If you have automobiles to relocate, take a look at gas prices and decide whether shipping your automobile to another state might be cost-effective.
Talk to your employer about employee relocation policies and what they will and will not pay for. And if you are seeking a tax deduction for moving, know that tax laws have changed so it’s best to have that conversation with your CPA or tax advisor.
If you’re looking for a long-distance moving company with a great reputation and over 100 years of experience, we’d love the chance to speak with you about your upcoming move.