The age old question of ‘which coast is best’ causes many people to move cross country, from east to west and vice versa. While moving cross country is an exciting feat to undertake, it is also a stressful one. Long distance moving to the other side of the country can be challenging. We here at OnDemand Storage hope to help you. Below is a list of a few questions that you should consider, before you decide how you to manage the move.
Questions to Consider Before a Cross Country Move
- How much do you own and intend to keep?
- Will you need a storage company?
- How much are you willing to spend on your cross country move for convenience?
- What other factors will you need to account for you in your cross country move?
Below we, a Boston moving company, work to answer these questions above.
How much do you own and intend to keep?
Moving cross country is a time and resource intensive process. If you are a college student moving into a dorm, or you simply do not have many possessions, the smartest and most cost efficient method of moving cross country is to mail of your items ahead of time. That way, by the time you arrive to your new place of residence, all of your possessions are there and you only spend money on shipping costs.
If you are moving into a new home, apartment, condo, etc., you may need more than simply shipping your items. If you don’t have much and are comfortable with driving cross country, then a U-Haul truck may suffice. Otherwise, it would be smart to hire a moving company to help with your move. But, what type of moving company?
Will you need a storage company?
Many times during a cross country move, or any move for that matter, the time of departure from your previous place of residence does not match up with move-in day to your new place. Or maybe you want to explore the beauty that America has to offer as you make your way cross country, and need to keep your items stored in the meantime. If either of these sound like your situation, it may be necessary to hire a storage company. That way, all of your possessions are safe and secure in a place to be accessed again in the near future, when you are ready to move in.
How much are you willing to spend on your cross country move for convenience?
Moving cross country can be a very expensive task. Regardless of your cross country moving method, you will likely need to spend a pretty penny in order to ensure safe transport of yourself and your belongings. If you are willing to spend the extra money, it may be wise to utilize a full service moving and storage company. If that sounds like your situation, then look no further! Check out our blog that discusses why OnDemand Storage is the Best Moving and Storage Service in Boston. And while you are there, we advise that you also take a look at our website and contact us for a moving quote!
Regardless of your decision to work with us or not, we still want to help! We know that you will continue to keep costs in mind for your cross country move. In some cases, hiring movers, renting a storage unit and purchasing plane tickets is necessary, but it is the most expensive method of moving. If you are up for the drive yourself, it may be wise to travel with your possessions, or even transport them yourself!
What other factors will you need to account for you in your cross country move?
There are so many other factors that you will likely need to account for in your cross country move. If you are planning to handle the move on your own and are driving cross country, it is a good idea to have your vehicle/mode of transportation checked or even serviced. This is a long and arduous drive. The likelihood of encountering issues along the way is high. You want to mitigate those possibilities as much as possible.
Weather is a big factor. If you have all of your belongings stored in a storage compartment on the roof of your vehicle, or in the bed of a truck, it is smart to invest in some weather proof gear as you will likely come across rain or even snow along the way. We don’t want all of your possessions to be ruined!
As the premier Boston storage and moving company, we hope that you choose to work with us whether you are moving to the East coast, or away.
For tips on preparing for your cross country move, check out our blog post here!