Out of state moving checklist
When you want to take a huge step, such as moving to another state, the most important thing is to make a good plan for your relocation. This is a long and intricate process, so it is crucial that you start your preparations on time and that you plan every single step in detail before you get the relocation process started. This can be quite a demanding task, especially if it is your first time moving, but don’t worry – we are here to help you. State to State Movers have prepared this guide to help you list the most important things you need to keep in mind when you start making your plan.
Start with research
First of all, do as much research as you can. Research absolutely everything you can before you make any decisions. To start with, explore the city you are planning to move to. Nowadays, you can find all kinds of information on the Internet, so don’t miss the chance to learn as much as you can about your future home before you move there. See what kind of life exactly the city in question has to offer to its residents and make sure it meets your needs. If you’re moving with a family, you should check the list of schools and how high the quality of education is, which neighborhoods are the safest ones, etc.
Look up moving companies
Furthermore, take some time to research different moving companies and how these can help you with your relocation. Also, don’t forget to get quotes from the companies you consider hiring so that you can plan your budget.
Start packing on time
Around six weeks before your moving day (or even earlier), you need to deal with packing boxes for moving. We understand that it seems too early to start packing then, but believe us, this tiresome task might take you much more time that you could’ve imagined, so leave yourself enough space. We suggest that you first make a plan before you actually get down to packing. Go through your belongings and decide which ones you really can’t do without, and these should be the only ones you eventually bring to your new home. Make this process easier by reducing the number of items you want to transport, and you’ll minimize the level of stress, as well.
Take care of documents
Finally, don’t forget about the records. You can designate a separate file where you keep all the important documents, including medical, dental, school records, etc. Keep this file in a place you won’t forget. Believe us, you do not want to lose any of these.
Official change of address
As the moving day gets closer (at least two weeks before your move), you should also remember to update your address and change or transfer your bank accounts. Make sure you also notify any other companies and organizations that need your address.
In case you need more details on these and other steps you should take before and during the relocation process, feel free to contact State to State Movers and get all the information that you need. Our representatives will be more than glad to answer all your questions and give you some useful moving tips, so do not hesitate to ask anything that crosses your mind. We are here to make your move as comfortable as possible.