How to move furniture out of state

We all know that interstate moving is tedious, stressful and time-consuming but moving out of state is a whole new ball game. If you were scared about your furniture getting damaged while moving from one location to another in the same state, imagine how you would feel while moving to an entirely different one. Of all things to move, furniture is the most “delicate”, anything can happen during the move and if you are moving on your own, i.e. with no help from a moving company that has insurance, you would have to bear the cost of the damage. Utmost care has to be taken when moving furniture to another state. Just in case, you would rather have all the stress handled for you by a competent moving company and you stay in Escondido, C.A, you can contact them at If you want to do it yourself however, here are some steps to take:

  1. Plan properly: Like everything in life, moving with a plan or set goal in mind is advisable. This way you have everything- or mostly everything in control, you can anticipate your next move and save time. Map out the routes to take, how best to pack your property.
  2. Take an inventory of your furnitures: You should list your furnitures and take note of the ones that you wouldn’t mind giving out (to reduce the load), the ones that can be dismantled and reassembled, the very delicate ones that have to be handled with utmost care etc. Doing this would give you a sense of what you would be working with eventually.
  3. Prepare for the road: You would need to rent a truck and or a portable moving container. The moving container is a great way to move all your things at once; you don’t have to do it halfway. They can serve as additional space for when the truck is full and the good part is they can be easily attached to the truck or even delivered by the moving company. As for the truck, renting one from a reliable and well known rental company is the way to go. This way, you can rest assured that if anything happens to the truck, there would be insurance to cover your losses.
  4. Prepare your furniture: It would be quite sad to see that your favorite piece of furniture has been scuffed or scratched during the moving process. To prevent this, you can get stretch wraps- they are plastic wraps that can be wrapped around furnitures to act as protective padding and keep them safe during moving.

Also, furniture items life bed frames, shelving units, dressers that can be dismantled should be broken down. This would make them easier to transport and save space in the truck.

As an extra preventive measure against damage, you can also use cardboard boxes to keep the corners of your furniture from getting damaged or causing injuries. All you need do is tape the corner with a cardboard and you are good to go.

  1. Loading the truck: It is important to arrange your furnitures in a way that you would conserve space and move all of them at a go. To do this, you should put large pieces of furniture first and stack the light and small ones on them. You arranging, you should work from front to back and bottom to top.

With these tips, you find that moving your furnitures out of state is something you can handle all on your own. No need to be scared. You’ve got this!

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