Answered by Staff WriterMay 14, 2013
Moving from Kansas to New Jersey is a venture for sure. However, with a little research and planning, the 1,400 mile trip can be a smooth move for you and your family.
If there is a gap between your old lease and new lease and you need to lodge locally, you will seemingly have to rent storage space to hold your belongings until the day you leave. The cost of a storage unit is going to greatly depend on how many household items you have to store. The fewer the items, the less expensive the storage unit. And if you are only storing your items for one month, it is likely you will not have to pay too much for the short time you reserve the unit.
Like storage, the cost of a moving company will also vary. With different types of moving services, from do-it-yourself to full-service, you will be charged less or more. If you choose to pack your belongings, load them onto truck, unload them into storage and then load them back into truck in Kansas, and then transport them and unload them in New Jersey, it will cost you much less than hiring a full-service company that will take care of all of the noted labor and travel. Local moving companies in Overland Park will be glad to give you prices on the cost of storing and moving your items to New Jersey. Simply contact them and ask questions so you can avoid common moving mistakes that can be costly.
Since Kansas is so far from New Jersey, the long-distance move is going to require a lot of work including having medical and school records transferred and old utilities shut off and new utilities turned on. Make a moving checklist to keep your chores in order and check them off as you go. The first item on your check list is to click the link above and begin calling the local businesses. There is no time like the present to start your future.