Interstate Moving to El Paso--Keeping Your Peace of mind Between the Lines

Moving - Planning a Move

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Relocating to a new house is a massive undertaking, but when your new residence is in a new state, there are numerous new things to find out together with the typical "Where is the dry cleaners?" query. Whilst your interstate move to El Paso might be just a couple of miles, as a new resident you will discover numerous things that will be different from your previous home--so have this cheat sheet at hand as you are arranging your life going forward.

If you have bought a new house you've probably been to the town and put in some time online understanding the new neighborhood, checked out schools, and determined the nearest cafe. Now comes the nitty-gritty of the interstate move to El Paso--the logistics and specifics which are so rapidly lost among the angst of the stacks of cartons.

Determine Your Budget

Moving is not cheap. If your move is corporate and it is not on your own dollar, skip in front of the class. Should you be footing the expenses, don't forget that all moving companies are not created equal and shop around prior to deciding the best way to manage a move and which company to work with. Ask around for recommendations, but verify the company you choose is part of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association (their license number is going to be on their website and trucks). The Better Business Bureau is yet another very good resource for top notch moving companies in El Paso.

Figure out your budget for the move before you get started. It can save you money by doing your own packing up and driving, and using labor to load and unload the moving van. Most movers have a menu of services so you can select which ones you prefer. This is an excellent way to go if you're comfortable packing up the main things, but want help with things such as electronics and antiques.

Trustworthy companies are not going to give you a price quote without understanding everything that you are moving and how far. So, schedule an in-home visit and discuss with the estimator precisely what you are planning on moving. Be sure to get a written quote, read it thoroughly and ask questions should there be numbers or particulars which might be bewildering.

Plan Your Packing

It is like eating an elephant, take it a single bite-or box-at the time. Start purging as soon as you recognize you might be moving to El Paso. In case you haven't used the item or put it on in six months’ time, donate it, sell it, or dispose of it. In the event your movers are packing for you, it can be a great deal less complicated to be savage with the purge if you determine that something is worth compensating another person to wrap and pack it.

Consider your new life--if you will be moving from Minnesota to a exotic climate, leave the polar fleece jacket and snow boots with your buddy. They may come in handy whenever you visit and be completely unnecessary in place where 65 degrees is considered a chilly snap. Pack up your out of season clothes and toys to begin with, and work your way to the essentials. A couple of days prior to the move itself, pack up a duffel bag with the necessities for the day or two you are in transit.

Moving with PetsTransporting the Transportation

If you are moving across the country and traveling by air with your family members, make sure you let the movers know they're going to be moving motor vehicles, watercraft, golf carts, covered wagons--whatever's on wheels, it's got to go on the moving van except if you will be driving it. Whenever pets are members of your family, it sometimes is smart for a couple of you to drive with the family pets. Talk to your veterinarian and check with airlines about pet policies once you realize you're moving. Additionally, synchronize with the movers relating to the time allocated for transportation, particularly if you are travelling by airplane. If the furniture and television are a full week behind, you might need a hotel in the interim, and the earlier you put together those plans the better, specifically with family pets involved.

M-Day Minus 14 and Counting

The last few days just before you close the door for the very last time is a flurry of activities, ensure you mark these tasks off your list. 

  • Confirm present utilities are transferring or shutting down the day immediately after your move. If you're in a freezing climate on either end, request your realtor to be on the lookout for burst plumbing at the new residence in El Paso--that is not a welcome home for anyone.
  • Confirm the mail is halted and forwarded, and that you've done the change of address forms for bank accounts, medical care, and insurance plan information. You can change your address on the web and get a new PO box, but don't forget that the Post Office assigns you a box and it is commonly on the bottom row. It's best to go in once you've moved and choose one yourself.
  • Make hard copies of valuable documents, keep them in a file folder at hand throughout the interstate move itself. Including prescriptions, immunization documents for the kids and household pets, insurance cards, identification documents, and everything else you may want to get your hands on in a rush.
  • Schedule the cable/internet person for as soon as possible. Don't fret if their visit coincides with the movers; they're accustomed to operating around boxes. It's an occupational hazard for promising to appear whenever inside a five-hour window. 


There are some things that wisdom dictates should not go on a moving truck. If you're concerned about driving with a full gas can for the mower in the vehicle, ponder packing a moving truck with lawn equipment, fertilizer, and chlorine bleach and taking off cross country to El Paso. So, if you happen to require a reminder, here are some items that movers are not permitted to move. 

  • ANY chemicals--household cleansers, paint and paint thinner, finger nail polish (actually) and remover, fertilizer, chemistry sets
  • spoilable food items
  • houseplants--states have regulations about adding new species in an attempt to prevent new infestations and fungi. There's no border patrol reviewing your car or trucks to take your caladiums, but you don't want to be the one who shipped in the aphids that wiped out any nearby plants.
  • Cash, jewelry, stock certificates--keep those with you; moving companies are not liable for assets similar to this. 

Establish Domicile

What this means is letting the new state know you are coming. You will need to commence paying taxes in your new state the moment the ink dries on your new mortgage. Let your accountant know you are moving--some states might not have state income taxes! Every state has their particular tax rates, regulations, and assorted distinctive rules. Check your new state's internet site for details on licensing pets, teenage drivers, as well as other arcane legal aspects you will need to understand. Once you've moved you'll need new drivers’ licenses and car tags--check to determine what the grace time frame is for new locals. In many states you are able to enroll to vote at the DMV; again, look at the state website to determine the timeline for signing up to be a good citizen.

And, now that you have this interstate move to El Paso under control, concentrate on the critical stuff--like deciding your new favorite teams.