The Only Interstate Moving Guide You’ll Ever Need.

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Planning an interstate move? You’re not alone. Every year, 7.1 million Americans move to another state in the U.S. A big move might seem stressful when moving to a new state. But it doesn’t have to be.

At Nelson Westerberg, we’re leaders in interstate moving and have earned great customer reviews. Check out our moving tips to take the stress out of your move.

Moving to Another State Checklist

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1. Visit Your New Location.

Relocating to another state for business or personal reasons? Check out your new destination properly. Familiarizing yourself with your local area will make moving easier.

Want to know how to move to another state alone? Get off the beaten track. Find out how the locals really live — discover the places they eat, the neighborhoods they love, and the general vibe of the community. You’ll make new friends in no time.

2. Get an Estimate From a Moving Company.

Budgeting for interstate moves can be expensive. But how much does moving really cost ? To prepare for this big event, make sure to budget properly and factor in all costs when planning your move.

Your main cost will be for the move itself: how much it costs to move your household goods from Point A to Point B.

Consider paying for extra moving services to support your move. Sometime hiring professional movers does not cost much more than truck rental companies. Established long distance interstate moving companies like Nelson Westerberg will always offer additional options to assist you. Some of our most popular options include:

  • Storage and Warehousing- Need temporary storage, cold storage, or mini storage options? Or, do you have a large vehicle or boat that needs to be kept safe? We offer all of this and more with our storage and warehousing solutions.
  • Expedited Shipments- Do you have cargo that needs to get there quickly? We offer expedited services for both large  and small shipments to keep your move worry-free.

3. Pack Up Your Stuff.

It’s important to start packing your belongings ahead of time. Use the right packing materials and boxes to prevent your valuables from breaking during transportation.

If you don’t want the hassle of packing your own things, we can take care of it!  We specialize in packing and unpacking services for interstate moves in addition to other white glove services. All guaranteed to save you time and hassle.

If you don’t want the hassle of packing your own things, we can take care of it! We specialize in packing and unpacking services for interstate moves in addition to other white glove services. All guaranteed to save you time and hassle.

Our team of packing veterans will come to you, armed with all of the materials to securely organize all of your items for transport. Upon arrival, packers will unpack your entire shipment, assemble furniture, hang pictures on the wall, and even haul away trash.

4. Sign the Bill of Lading.

On moving day, you’ll need to sign the Bill of Lading. This important document serves as the contract between the moving company and the customer. It establishes the terms and conditions of the move and can also act as a receipt that can be used to track the customer’s shipment.

Moving Checklist

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Read on for more tips to help ease your next relocation:

1. Insurance

You may want to purchase additional insurance for your move. Federal law requires that interstate movers provide all customers with released value insurance, which insures an entire shipment at a flat rate of .60/pound, regardless of value. However, if you’re moving more expensive items or equipment, you might want to consider purchasing a plan that offers more coverage, like full value protection.

2. Change Your Address and Your Locks

Notify friends and family of your new address. You’ll have to tell utility providers, too. We suggest that you do this two weeks before your move to avoid an interruption in service.

Also, schedule a time after you move in to change the locks at your new location. This important step will give you peace of mind at your new address.

3. Forward You and Update Records

If you don’t want the hassle of having to change your address with multiple companies, USPS offers a mail forwarding service. We suggest submitting a change-of-address request one week before you move.

You’ll also be responsible for updating personal information, like your driver’s license and voter registration card.

Crossing State Lines…And More

As a nationwide mover, and one of the best interstate moving companies out there, we have all the interstate relocation systems and technologies in place to help you stay organized.

Our dedicated partners, including Atlas Van Lines, ensure that every step of the moving process is seamless from start to finish. With locations in Texas, California, Illinois, Georgia, and New Jersey, we have the network in place to support all of your long distance moving needs.

We offer excellent customer service from point of contact to final delivery. When you book with us, you’re guaranteed one point of contact, so that you’ll have one specific advisor by your side to support your move each step of the way. And, all of our vehicles are certified and regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You can even search our safety records online.

We’ve helped with local moves, cross country moves, and even international moves. We’ll move your residence or give you help with relocating your company.


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