With Boise being one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, we have a lot of newcomers that might be from right down the road or might be coming from across state lines. Moving can be a stressful process all on its own, but add moving from one state to another and it becomes even more of a process! Here are some tips and tricks to remember when you are planning on moving across the state lines. You want to make sure that your valuables are in good hands when making a big move!

Where to Start

Before you begin packing, you need to have a plan so that everything goes smoothly. The first thing you should do is research the area you are moving to; this way you are not shocked when you first arrive at your new home. When it comes to packing, you need to purge anything that is not necessary or can easily be replaced. Don’t just sweat the small things, but also take a look at the big stuff. That couch that you’ve had for decades that needs to go? Now is the time to say goodbye. By focusing on the bulky items that are harder to move, it will help you out later. A few more things you should do before packing up the car and getting on the road are:

  • Make sure your outdoor furniture is mold and bug-FREE!
  • Make a list of what to keep and a list of what to throw away.
  • Get the proper packing materials.
  • Save, save, save! Moving across state lines can be worth it, but can also be expensive.
  • Pack your breakables and valuables with extra padding to ensure nothing breaks.

These are just a few things to remember at the beginning of your moving journey. Another thing to check into is a local moving company that can help take the stress off of you. That way when you arrive you have people there to help! Doing this will help make your move-in much easier and exciting.

When you get to your destination

Whether your drive to your new home is long or short, moving is still exhausting. With that being said, there is no better feeling than finally making it to your new home. Hopefully, you are excited–and probably a little nervous, too! Once you get there, make sure you give yourself enough time to get everything unloaded and unpacked. Don’t try to do it all in one night; moving takes time and energy so make sure you don’t wear yourself out too much and give yourself adequate time to get settled. Remember that it takes time for a new home to come together. There is no need to rush!

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