For moves originating and ending in different states. Price is based on our interstate tariff (WWM2016), per US Federal regulations for shipments, loose-loaded on a moving van or trailer. Price is generally determined by shipment weight, travel distance, and other services provided. Worldwide Moving Systems is an independent mover, so your move will be in our care from start to finish.
Choose Worldwide to get your items to your new destination safely with routine moves to hot spots like Florida and Texas you will be assured that your items are handled by experienced professionals. We will make sure that your long-distance move is a well-thought-out process and we will take into consideration all logistical details from access to your properties and E.T.A to delivery.
Significant long-distance shipment may require crate and freight shipment.
We can ship your goods to any state in the country (including AK and HI) even if we don’t drive there! Using the “crate and freight” system, we partner with highly reputable freight forwarders to coordinate transportation and delivery services.
First, your goods are wrapped and safely loaded into large wooden crates right at your home. For these “origin services,” you will work directly with our company and personnel. The crates are sealed and returned to one of our facilities for processing. We weigh each crate and find the actual net weight of your goods.
Major Tips for your long-distance move
Eight weeks before the move
1. CHOOSE WORLDWIDE MOVING SYSTEMS
If you plan on moving a lot of your belongings with you, finding a good moving company should be at the top of your list. Shipping your belongings out early, so they arrive at your destination on time, will make your move a lot less stressful. There are many moving companies across the country that offer different services to meet your needs.
We will know the intricacies of an interstate move, such as the weight regulations of highways and federal regulations of moving from one state to another.
2. Create a realistic moving budget plan and stick to it
Creating a budget for yourself will take away from spending money on unnecessary expenses. Moving is not cheap, and the price will increase with the distance traveled. It’s best to know how much you can spend on the move and plan accordingly. Putting 10 percent of the final total aside will help cover any surprises or hidden fees.
Create a moving budget spreadsheet to conveniently share your budget. Spreadsheets are the easiest way to stay organized.
3. Research new schools and notify the current school
If you’re moving with children, search for the best school district for your family. There are several websites that rate the effectiveness of the school’s education based on standardized tests as well as the percentage of students who attend college. Don’t forget to check the websites that allow students and parents to rate the culture of the district — just because a school looks good on paper doesn’t mean it’ll be a good fit.
Once you decide on a location, notify the current school to obtain copies of educational records. The current school will contact the new one for enrollment protocol and record-transfer procedures.
4. Layout a plan of action for packing and collecting documents
- Clean up your old place and get rid of things you won’t need at your new place
- Purge unwanted clothing and items through a garage sale or donations
- Make an inventory of everything you own for insurance purposes
- Start packing up things you don’t plan to use, such as out-of-season clothing and photos, or consider our packing service to pack everything for you.
- Collect official records from doctors and other healthcare providers
- Order packing supplies or collect free boxes from us.
Four weeks before you move
1. Change your mailing address before you move
You’ll want to change your address with the USPS before you leave, so your financial records and important documents aren’t being delivered to your old address.
- Immediately start forwarding your mail if no one is at your new address
- You can rent a PO Box in your new location
- Regular mail forwarding costs $1, and premium costs $20 per month
2. Secure your living arrangement
You should never move without having a home to go to first. If you can’t visit the state to secure your living arrangements, do so online and over the phone. It’s very important you thoroughly research the cost of living, the safety, and culture of the neighborhood as well as realistic, unstaged photos of the area.
Renting for a short time works the best in these situations. You don’t want to commit to a long-term contract living in a place that you may not like over time. Your landlord should send you a lease to sign 4 to 5 weeks before your move-in day.
3. Contact utility companies about the transfer of service
Contact your service providers early, and let them know you want to transfer your utilities to a new address. Schedule a date, preferably the day after you move in, for installation or activation.
Having internet, cable, and a security system will greatly help you ease into your new environment.
Two weeks before the move
1. Confirm all moving services that you will be using
Call up the moving company representative or rental truck company to confirm reservation details, like a pick-up time. If you are shipping your car, prepare it for transport.
2. Finish packing the essentials
With the high costs of moving, it’s best to save money by packing items you know are essential to you. You should have already started packing, but now is time to finish.
When packing, remember to:
- Label boxes by room instead of listing what is inside
- Create a photographic inventory
- Measure your larger items
- Clean out the fridge
- Not pack important documents and identification cards moved in
3. Get ready for moving day
You will need cash and essentials for moving day. You will need cash to tip your moving crew and to pay for any food you order.
When you move everything into your new house, you might need a little time to unwind before you start unpacking. Therefore, having 24 hours worth of essential items in an overnight bag is beneficial.
Contact us at Worldwide Moving to discuss your move. We have staff available to answer your questions and look forward to giving your a free estimate. Ask about our virtual survey options to have your estimate quick and easy over the phone.