Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For sure, it is a lot to figure out. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take beforehand to make the move to El Paso less painful than it might be otherwise.
Three Tips to Smooth the Process of a State-to-State Move
Though the process might never be totally stress-free, the following three steps might help lessen your stress levels.
Tip 1: When possible, do your paperwork ahead of time.
Moving always necessitates changing your permanent address. Vital documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Taking care of these items in advance might allow you to check this task off your schedule and concentrate more entirely on your new residence when you get there.
When you move to a new state, however, you have the added chore of procuring a new driver's license in addition. Like with change of address policies, many states have a set amount of time by which you should exchange your old license for a new one, so make sure that you confirm with your new state's DMV website to understand the time period in which getting a new license will be a requirement.
Some states mandate an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to finish the complete process online. Managing this task before yourmove will help with the transition and free up valuable settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during a pandemic, when threats of virus transmission complicate even the easiest tasks.
Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.
On one hand, a state-to-state move is similar to a road trip and a move all grouped into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly possessions for transport, but you are additionally getting ready to spend at probably a day or two road-tripping to reach your new place.
Before you get to the final stages of packing up, always be sure to take time out to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family members) that will incorporate everything you'll want for the next several days on the road:
- Face masks and hand sanitizer
- Changes of clothes
- ID's and documentation
And don't forget about your furry friends! Double check that they have a few days' worth of supplies available in addition.
Tip 3: Choose an experienced interstate moving company in El Paso.
All moving companies have specialties. While many are professionals at local relocations, others have put together systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. When talking to potential moving companies in El Paso, always make sure to ask thoughtful questions concerning their skills and areas of expertise. Be sure to check out consumer reviews, call friends and contacts and take their suggestions into consideration.
While it is tempting just to select the least expensive estimate you find after a quick Google search, we have all been around long enough to understand that the cheapest quote is not always the wisest choice in the end. If you're faced with the anxiety of a state-to-state move, particularly over an ongoing pandemic, you'll want to know you're in good hands the whole time.
We Can Help
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso, we offer residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We manage the heavy lifting, so you do not have to. With no-contact services now available, we're here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.
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