Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process

Moving to a new houseBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is anxious even under perfect circumstances. Getting prepared to move to a new state in 2021, complicated by COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns, is a entire new level. Even with the assistance of a moving company in El Paso, not only will the move itself span several days and demand exact logistics, but it will additionally require you to take additional safeguards to keep yourself, your family, and anyone aiding in the move safe.
 

Honestly, it's a lot to handle. Luckily, there are several actions you can take ahead of time to make the move to El Paso less anxious than it may be otherwise.

3 Tips to Ease the Process of a State-to-State Move

Though the task might never be entirely seamless, the following three steps can help lessen your tension.

Tip 1: If possible, handle your paperwork in advance.

Moving always means updating your permanent address. Important documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be updated. Handling these steps in advance may allow you to check this item off your agenda and focus more completely on your new residence when you get there.

If you move from state-to-state, however, you have the additional task of procuring a new driver's license too. Similar to the change of address rules, many states have a set amount of time by which you need to exchange your old license for a new one, so make sure that you confirm with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the time period in which getting a new license will be needed.

Various states require an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to finish the entire process online. Managing this step pre-move will ease the transition and free up priceless settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during a pandemic, when concerns of virus spread complicate even the most basic chores.

Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.

In one way, a state-to-state move is similar to a road trip and a move all bundled into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly belongings for transportation, but you are in addition arranging to spend at least a day or two road-tripping to reach your new town.

Before you arrive at the final chores of packing up, always be certain to take a moment to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family) which will have everything you will want for the next several days travelling:

  • Face masks and hand sanitizer
  • Changes of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • ID's and documentation
  • Cash

Additionally don't forget about your furry family members! Be sure they have a few days' worth of supplies available as well.

Tip 3: Select an experienced interstate moving company in El Paso.

All moving companies have specialties. While some are great for local relocations, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If talking to potential moving companies in El Paso, always make sure to ask direct questions about their skills and areas of expertise. Make sure to look at consumer reviews, question friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.

While it's tempting just to choose the least expensive offer you find after a fast Google search, we have all been around long enough to know that the most affordable quote is not always the wisest choice after all. If you're faced with the stress of an interstate move, especially during an ongoing pandemic, you'll appreciate knowing you're in great 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 do the heavy lifting, so you don't have to. With no-contact services currently available, we're here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.

 

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