Are you considering moving out of state? If so, there are a lot of logistics to figure out. It’s easy to overlook some details when planning your move, so for that reason, we’ve put together a list of reminders for when moving out of state.
Research Your New Home Town
Whether you chose the town on your own, or your employer is relocating you, it’s good to learn a little bit about where you’re headed. If you can plan a weekend vacation to scope the area, we encourage it. Explore the parks and places to walk, check out some local restaurants and shopping, and explore the town’s amenities to get a feel for your future home.
We also encourage you to research some of the different neighborhoods in the town to determine which area you’d like to live in. Visit some neighborhoods, consider your commute time, distance to grocery stores, which areas have delivery services and which don’t, etc.
Consider The Cost to Live There
Moving out of state comes with lots of new changes, including climate and culture. Depending on the area, it can also come at a higher or lower cost. Before you finalize your moving plans, explore what the cost of living is in the area to ensure it’s the right decision for you. This might include exploring your new state’s average housing costs, grocery costs, and income taxes.
Plan for the Move & Storage
Planning for your move will alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety. Making a plan for how and when you will pack up your home, determining any items you’d like to sell or donate before moving, determining what may need to go into temporary storage, etc., all have to be considered.
Budget For Your Move
Do you have a specific amount budgeted for your move? Your budget will determine the best method of moving. You have several options. You can go the DIY route, renting a truck, packing and loading it yourself, and driving it to your new home. You can also go the full-service route, where you hire packers and movers to pack and move your belongings for you. You can also do any combination of these things. For example, maybe you’re comfortable renting and driving the moving truck, but you just need help loading and unloading. Getting quotes early on will help you properly plan your move to fit within your budget.
Things to Plan for When You Get To Your New Home State
Once you actually get to your new home state, there are several details that require your attention. These things include:
- Set up utilities at your new home
- Change your address with the post office and forward your mail
- Update your driver’s license.
- Update your car registration
- Update car and health insurance
- Update your voter registration
Elite Moving Service Co offers moving services for every budget. From labor only to full-service, long-distance, we’re here to get you and your belongings where they need to go. Get your free quote today!