Not only will you be living in a new house, you’ll be living in a whole new environment. The climate will be different, your job will be different and the schools your children go to will be different. It’s a big adjustment and it all starts with choosing a moving company that can handle the entire move. Smaller companies tend to not be able to handle moving all your things across the country. Choose a company that is experienced in what they do and have handled big moves before. This way you can use a company with reputable references so you can feel confident about moving everything you own thousands of miles.
Before you make the big move, don’t leave any loose ends stray. Settle utility and phone company bills, inform the schools of your plans as well as your medical services so that they can anticipate your new surgery requesting your medical records. Redirect your mail to the new house a week ahead of the move so that nothing important gets left at the old house. Check out the costs of transferring your car registration and insurances to the new state, and get to know the neighbourhood thoroughly.
Moving interstate is a little more of a challenge than moving a few suburbs away, but it’s easily done with a lot of organisation and support. The promise of adventure for your family is ahead of you and making sure you promote the move as an adventure can really help children settle to the idea. Stay positive, stay open to communication and stay positive; you’re starting over for your family – that’s exciting!