10 Handy Recommendations for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
 

Moving - Moving BoxesThere's a huge difference in between moving locally and relocating to a new state. You and your belongings are not just making a short jaunt from one home to another, you are making a complex trek that can take a few days and requires a great deal of logistics. During this time, it can be all too easy to allow something important slip through the cracks or mismanage your own expectations of the move to El Paso. We've seen a lot of interstate moves and would like to offer a couple words of professional advice concerning how to ensure that you, your items, as well as your life arrive intact without unnecessary hassle to your new residence.

1) Research Your New Residence Upfront

First and foremost, recognize where you are moving. Researching your new house is more than just performing a tour of the property before purchasing or signing a rental contract. We suggest you intermix online investigation with a mini-vacation spent driving around your new neighborhood and city, getting to know the lay of the land in El Paso and the community companies you might want to contact. Moms and dads will likely be interested in the quality of the school districts, and pet owners will need to explore required pet licenses, if any. You will also want measurements of your new residence's doorways to ensure your furnishings will fit through.

2) Choose the Best Interstate Moving Service

Every interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is distinct. While many professional moving services can provide you with the essentials you will need to get items from one location to another, don't merely select the first one that shows up within your local Google search. Look into pricing, services, and timing to identify a moving company who is able to provide the moving experience to El Paso you want most within your moving budget. Remember to assess their online reputation with other individuals who have relocated using the provider to be sure you're getting a highly rated mover recognized for their customer satisfaction.

3) Make a Strategic Packing Strategy

Packing for an interstate move may well entail the same standard tasks, but it seems completely different than a local residential move. Because there's no multiple jaunts or returning for forgotten things, and due to the fact you will want everything squared away quickly inside the new house, make a extensive strategic packing plan. Pare down your things by giving items away, contributing items to charity, eBay sales or perhaps a yard sale if you have far more items than you want to take and also, commence packing early. Mark each box clearly, and let your movers know in the event that you would like your rooms loaded in any certain sequence for easy quick unpacking.

4) Organize Your Own Travel and Accommodations

While your long distance moving service to El Paso will take care of moving all of the inanimate things, you, together with any pets and houseplants, will likely need to proceed in your automobile. In all probability, you'll find yourself going on a lengthy road trip. Ensure that you arrange your cross-country journey meticulously incorporating regular rest breaks, where you want to eat, and where you are going to stay. Reserve your accommodations well ahead of time and take into consideration any additional people, pets, or plants which will be going with you.

5) Transfer Your Driver's License

Although you will not likely get into trouble instantly for possessing a driver's license linked to your old home address, it's a good idea if you obtain a new driver's license furnished by your new state of residence and exhibiting your new place of residence. The good news is, it's increasingly easy to switch a presently valid license to a new state. Some states can accommodate this request completely online, which is super handy.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move signifies that mail sent to the improper home address will likely be remarkably challenging and possibly also costly to get forwarded to you. Make sure to officially switch your street address with the postal service and also arrange for temporary mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you properly.

Along the same lines, don't forget to do the total switch of utilities. Make sure to have the utilities from your previous residence turned off or shifted to a landlord or new owner. At the new house, ensure that the utilities are on and in your name prior to when you arrive. Preferably, it is usually helpful to have another person like your real estate agent pop in and ensure the fridge is operating. This will allow you to get and stow groceries immediately after arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Travelling bag for Yourself

Keep in mind, you could reach your end point prior to the moving truck along with your belongings. This means you will need to live out of luggage for a little while, so your travel luggage really should be adequately packed. Ensure that you have a variety of changes of attire, toiletries, medicines, all your required financial information, and battery chargers for your personal devices packed. Preferably, put all of the items to one side when you pack the rest of your personal belongings into boxes to ensure that nothing significant is forgotten.

Your moving bag really should be part overnight-bag and part emergency bag, and it will surely enable you to prepare to remain in-transit for as long as your road trip and truck arrival takes. Each individual moving with you and each pet will typically have their own moving suitcase to make sure that everybody is properly equipped for a lengthy quest and a couple of days in a largely unfilled house.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

While you start preparing to depart, one of the final steps is usually to prepare your vehicle for the lengthy trip ahead. Write down a list of the things you'll need along the route including a navigation tool and charging infrastructure to make sure you do not get lost and a total check-up of your car to prevent unwanted maintenance incidents. You'll need to make certain that you and anybody moving with you are able to make it comfortably in the car even if there are long stretches with no eating places or hotels. Pack a good amount 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 before your beds arrive.

9) Check Your Budget

No matter how watchful you have been up to this stage, it is all too easy to go over budget over the move itself. Your road trip schedule should include pre-booked hotel accommodations and a basic understanding of in the places you will likely be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks along the route. Be aware of your budget and keep tabs on the amount you spend while travelling. If money is tight, think about packing sandwiches in a cooler and getting your meals from grocery stores or little small-town watering holes. If you are making your moving road trip into a family vacation with doing sightseeing along the route, make sure not to spend more than you meant to.

10) Keep in touch with Your Movers

Lastly, during an interstate move to El Paso, make sure to keep in touch with your movers. While most cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, occasionally things go wrong and strategies will have to be taken care of. Perhaps your moving truck gets a flat, or maybe you are the one with the flat. You want to maintain frequent contact with your movers to coordinate the arrival of your things and they could even be able to help you out of a road-trip problem should a surprise disaster take place. Be positive that you trade contact numbers with your driver and discuss delivery plans prior to leaving the origin area.

Moving among states is a large mission and one you need to accept with all seriousness. When your items are in the hands of professional movers with your own transportation is rigorously prepared, your move can feel more like an enjoyable road-trip vacation than a massive logistical aggravation. Let us assist you to have a smooth and stress-free interstate move to El Paso.