Moving from the United States mainland to the Hawaiian Islands is more complicated than moving between mainland states. There are several extra considerations that must be taken into account, including the manner of transportation—at some point, your moving company must transport your belongings by ship or plane—and other various codes and regulations. The following tips will help ease your transition to your beautiful new island home and make the moving process a bit easier.
3 General Tips When Moving to Hawaii From the Mainland
1. Only Ship What You Need
The more you ship, the higher your costs for shipping containers that have to fly or sail to your new island home. Get advice and cost estimates from moving companies to find out the best way to pack and ship your household goods. Consider whether it’s more cost effective to buy a vehicle on the island or take the one you have.
2. Know the Pet Quarantine Rules
Hawaii requires incoming dogs, cats, and carnivorous animals to be quarantined. This process enables the state to maintain its rabies-free condition and to protect the health and safety of its human and animal residents. Knowing the rules and following them at least four months before moving can mean your pet’s quarantine is five days or less, instead of 20 or 120 days.
3. Find out Your Belongings’ Travel Time
Ask your moving company how long it will take your shipment to arrive at your new home. It may be a few days or a few weeks. You should carry important items with you or mail them if you’ll need them quickly.
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