Planning an out-of-state move requires a lot of consideration and preparation. Most major moves take around five or more weeks to plan and execute, depending on how far you are going and how much you are moving. To help you organize and get your move started, North Dallas Moving and Storage (NDMS) is a full-service Grand Prairie moving company that can help create a detailed plan, pack, and deliver your items to your new location. Even if you are relocating within the state, we have plenty of helpful tips for moving from Grand Prairie to Dallas, Texas.



Planning Your Move

Being far from your next location makes it a little more challenging to stay organized. Taking time to prepare all the essentials at least one month in advance of your move date will help set you up for success and get settled in your new home quicker. 


Choosing a Moving Company

The first step is to find the best moving company that suits your needs. Reserving your movers in advance of a big move will ensure you will be moved out of your current home on time. 

It’s not uncommon for the timing of the homes for relocations to not line up exactly. Hiring a moving company with storage options is a great way to ensure your move stays on track and your items are secured until you are ready for them. NDMS is proud to offer climate-controlled storage in Grand Prairie Texas to ease the process for you.

Full-service movers are a fantastic option for people who need the job handled for them from start to finish. Full-service moving companies like NDMS offer guaranteed pricing upfront so there are no unforeseen expenses at the end of your move and you can stay on track with your moving expenses.



Notifying utility companies of your end date at your current address is important to make sure you won’t be billed for services you are no longer using. Having arrangements for your utilities to be set up at your next home will save you time once you arrive. If you’re renting, be sure to review your lease agreement and give proper notice to avoid unexpected deductions from your deposit. 

The planning phase might include registering children at their new schools and buttoning up any outstanding work that needs to be completed on your current home before moving out. During this time you can set up changes of address and registrations. The earlier you complete your planning phase, the smoother the move will go.


Packing Up

Packing your home is a process that sometimes goes quickly and sometimes takes a while, depending on the circumstances. If you choose a full-service moving company, they may come to your house to determine how much time packing will take. Professional movers work efficiently and can get the job done in a matter of hours, while it would probably take more time for you to pack up yourself. 



Most people wind up purging unneeded items when making a major move. Part of the packing-up phase involves a fair amount of decluttering and inventory-taking. During this time, you may sell, donate, or throw away the things you don’t plan on moving. Allocate a couple of weeks for this process so you don’t scramble at the last minute to find buyers. With those unwanted items out of the way, packing becomes a lot smoother. 

During this time, you can decide if any items need long or short-term storage and make plans accordingly. You can create lists and take photos so you have an idea of where everything is once you get to your new home. 



How long it takes you and your truck of belongings to get to your new home depends on how far out of state you are going. Your trucks may arrive there within a day, or they could take up to a week for a cross-country move. If you plan on flying, NDMS offers vehicle transportation for your cars. We also provide online tracking so you can stay up-to-date about when your moving truck will arrive at your new home.

Relocation doesn’t have to be stressful. NDMS will walk you through every step of your out-of-state move, so you can trust that your belongings are in safe hands. Reach out for your moving cost estimate today!


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