El Paso Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 11, 2018

Ten Helpful Tips for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Moving BoxesYou will find a substantial distinction in between moving locally and moving to a new state. You and your belongings aren't only making a simple jaunt from one home to another, you're making a complex journey that can take a few days and requires plenty of statigic planning. During this time period, it's all too easy to permit something important fall between the cracks or mismanage your own objectives of the move to El Paso. We've seen plenty of interstate moves and can offer a handful of words of expert advice regarding how to make certain you, your belongings, and also your life arrive in one piece without unneeded hassle to your new home.

1) Review of Your New Home Beforehand

Above all, recognize where you are heading. Exploring your new residence is not only performing a tour of the house before buying or signing a rental lease. We suggest you integrate online investigation with a mini-vacation spent driving around your new area and city, getting to know the lay of the land in El Paso and the community companies you might like to call on. Parents will probably be interested in the caliber of the school districts, and pet owners will have to look into required pet permits, if applicable. You will also want dimensions of your new residence's doorways to make sure your household furniture will make it through.

2) Pick the best Interstate Moving Service

Each interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is different. While most professional moving services can supply you with the basics you require to get items from one place to another, don't just choose the first one that appears within your local internet search. Investigate costs, services, and timing to locate a moving company who is going to supply the moving experience to El Paso you want most within your moving budget. Make sure you check their online reputation with others who've relocated using the provider to make certain you are getting a highly rated mover known for their customer service.

3) Create a Strategic Packing Strategy

Packing for an interstate move may well include similar standard tasks, nevertheless it seems totally different than a local residential move. Due to there being no multiple jaunts or returning for forgotten items, and given that you will want everything squared away quickly in the new destination, create a complete strategic packing plan. Pare down your belongings with giving possessions away, offering things to charitable organizations, eBay sales or a garage sale if you have a lot more things than you want to take and in addition, start packing early. Tag every box visibly, and notify your movers if you would like your rooms loaded in a particular arrangement for easy speedy unpacking.

4) Arrange Your Own Transportation and Lodgings

Whereas your long distance moving service to El Paso will take care of moving all of the inanimate belongings, you, together with any household pets and houseplants, will likely need to go in your vehicle. In all probability, you'll find yourself taking a lengthy road trip. Ensure that you schedule your cross-country road trip rigorously including regular rest stops, where you would like to eat, and where you are going to stay. Book your accommodations well ahead of time and take into consideration any additional family members, pets, or plants which will be going with you.

5) Transfer Your Driver's License

While you won't get in trouble instantly for possessing a license attached to your old address, it's a good idea if you aquire a new license furnished by your new state of residence and displaying your new street address. Thankfully, it is incredibly easy to switch a presently valid license to a new state. Several states are able to accommodate this request completely online, which is super hassle-free.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move means that mail sent to the wrong address will be remarkably complicated and possibly even expensive to get forwarded to you. Make sure you officially switch your street address with the postal service and set up for short-term mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you properly.

Along the same lines, make sure you complete the total switch of utilities. Make sure to have the utilities from your past home turned off or transferred to a landlord or new owner. At the new home, be sure that the utilities are on and in your name before you arrive. If you can, it is usually good to have somebody such as your realtor pop in and make sure the fridge is running. This will allow you to get and store groceries immediately following arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Travelling bag for Yourself

Remember, you could arrive at your destination before the moving truck with your things. This suggests you are going to need to live out of luggage for a short time, so your luggage needs to be adequately packed. Make certain you have several changes of outfits, toiletries, medicines, all your vital financial information, and battery chargers for your personal devices packed. Ideally, put all of these items to one side before you actually pack the rest of your personal things into cartons to ensure nothing necessary is neglected.

Your moving bag really should be part overnight-bag and part emergency bag, and it'll assist you to be prepared to remain in-transit for as long as your road trip and truck arrival takes. Each individual moving along with you and each family pet will typically have their own moving bag to ensure that everyone is properly set up for a long adventure and a few days within a mostly unfilled house.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Automobile for a Journey

While you get ready to leave, one of the final steps should be to prepare your vehicle for the long journey ahead. Create a list of everything you will need as you go along including a navigation tool and charging infrastructure to be sure you do not get lost and a total check-up of your vehicle to avoid unwanted maintenance incidents. You will also want to make sure that you and anyone moving together with you are able to get by comfortably in the car regardless of whether there are extended periods without restaurants or hotels. Load up plenty of water bottles and road snack foods and think about including a few sleeping bags to make sure you can sleep in the new house prior to when your mattresses arrive.

9) Look at Your Budget

No matter how careful you have been up to this stage, it's all too easy to go over budget throughout the move itself. Your road trip schedule needs to include pre-booked hotel accommodations and a general understanding of in the places you are going to be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks along the way. Bear in mind your spending budget and keep tabs on just how much you spend on the road. In the event that funds are constrained, contemplate packing sandwiches in a cooler and purchasing your food from grocery stores or little small-town cafes. Should you be making your moving excursion into a family vacation by participating in sightseeing as you go along, make sure not to spend more than you intended to.

10) Keep in touch with Your Movers

Finally, throughout an interstate move to El Paso, be sure to stay in contact with your movers. While the majority of cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, at times things go awry and strategies must be taken care of. Perhaps your moving truck gets a flat, or possibly you are the one with the flat. You need to maintain constant connection with your movers to manage the arrival of your items and they might even be capable to help you out of a road-trip catastrophe should an unusual disaster take place. Make sure that you swap contact numbers with your driver and talk about delivery plans prior to leaving the origin area.

Moving among states is a massive venture and one you need to undertake with all seriousness. When your belongings are in the hands of professional movers and your own travel is carefully prepared, your move will feel a lot more like an enjoyable road-trip getaway than a big logistical hassle. Let us help you have a smooth and enjoyable interstate move to El Paso.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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