When moving from Los Angeles to New York or anywhere along the east coast, be sure and entrust your valuables to a specialized long distance mover. There are literally hundreds of movers along the coasts but only a few specialize in coast-to-coast moves. The needs are different with a coast-to-coast move. Efficiency, safety, reliability and quality service are essential in such a move.
Moving is a big step, lets break down the process for you. Everyone knows what to do the week before the move, but here are some suggestions as to what to do in advance of your big day. Six to eight weeks before the move, you need to consider what you are taking with you. Sketch the floor plan of your new apartment or home and consider which furniture will fit and what will not. New York apartment are usually much smaller than California apartments. Once you have determined what will and will not fit, consider having a moving sale. A moving sale is a great way to make a little extra cash. You can also give belongings away to family and friends or donate to charity. There are people struggling in these tough economic times, and donating is the perfect way to help others and gain a tax advantage yourself.
This is also the perfect time to solidify your moving company. Make sure you have a written quote and all the information you will need. You will need to know about stairs, elevators, truck access and parking, pick up and delivery dates. You will need to know if you are planning on using storage, if you need car transportation, packing services and supplies, and unpacking services and debris removal to name a few. If you pack yourself, you will need packing supplies, boxes, tape, markers and cushiony material to protect your belongings for the long haul.
Four to Five weeks out it is time to start with address change information. Send letters to family and friends informing them of your new address. Fill out a change of address form at the local post office. Notify utility companies, insurance companies, bank, and financial institutes.
Three weeks out finalize your details with your long distance moving company. Lock down your date; give notice to any storage units you may have, dispose of combustibles and flammable items as such are illegal for moving companies to move. Time is short and your long distance moving company can help you finalize all the details for the big event ahead! It is an exciting and busy time.
A good long distance mover will keep you informed of the whereabouts of your belongings. They will let you know an estimated time of arrival