Tulsa Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 21, 2018

Interstate Moving to Tulsa--Keeping Your Peace of mind Within the Lines

Moving - Planning a Move

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Relocating to a new home is huge, however when your new house is in a new state, there are numerous different points to learn along with the typical "Where's the dry cleaners?" query. Although your interstate move to Tulsa might be only a few miles, as a new resident there are plenty of things that vary from your previous home--so have this cheat sheet on hand when you're organizing your life moving forward.

If you've bought a new house no doubt you've visited the city and put in some time online becoming familiar with the new area, evaluated schools, and identified the nearest bistro. Now comes the nitty-gritty of the interstate move to Tulsa--the statigic planning and details that are so rapidly lost within the angst of the piles of boxes.

Determine Your Spending Plan

Moving is costly. If your move is corporate and it is not on your own dime, skip ahead of the class. Should you be paying the costs, don't forget that all moving companies aren't created equal and shop around before deciding how to handle a move and which company to hire. Ask around for recommendations, but confirm the company you decide on is a member of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association (their license number will be on their website and vans). The Better Business Bureau also is a very good resource for top notch moving companies in Tulsa.

Determine your budget for the move before starting. You'll save money by doing your own boxing and driving, and using labor to load and unload the moving trucks. The majority of movers offer a menu of services so you can select which of them you prefer. This is an excellent approach to take if you are comfortable packing up a lot of things, but need assistance with such things as electronics and collectibles.

Trustworthy companies are not going to provide you with a price quote without knowing everything that you are moving and how far. Therefore, schedule an in-home survey and discuss with the estimator precisely what you're planning on moving. Be sure to get a written estimate, examine it carefully and ask questions if there are numbers or particulars which might be difficult to understand.

Arrange Your Packing

It is like eating an elephant, take it a single bite-or box-at the time. Begin purging once you realize you are moving to Tulsa. If you haven't made use of the item or put it on in 6 months, donate it, sell it, or dispose of it. If your movers are packing up for you, it's a good deal easier to be ruthless with the purge if you ask yourself if an item is worth paying another person to wrap and pack it.

Be mindful of your new life--if you will be moving from Minnesota to a exotic climate, leave the polar fleece jacket and winter boots with your buddy. They may come in handy any time you visit and be utterly unnecessary in place where 65 degrees is regarded as a chilly snap. Pack up your out of season clothes and toys initially, and work your way up to the necessities. A few days prior to the move itself, pack a duffel bag with the essentials for the day or two you're in transit.

Moving with PetsHauling the Transportation

For anybody who is relocating across the country and traveling by air with your family, ensure you let the movers know they will be hauling vehicles, boats, golf carts, covered wagons--whatever's on wheels, it's got to go on the moving van except if you're driving it. Anytime pets are in your family, it sometimes is sensible for a couple of you to drive with the family pets. Speak to your vet and check with airlines concerning pet policies as soon as you find out you will be moving. Additionally, synchronize with the movers relating to the time allocated for transport, especially if you're going by plane. In the event your sofa and television are a week behind, you'll need a place to stay in the interim, and the earlier you prepare those plans the better, specifically with animals involved.

M-Day Minus 14 and Counting

The last few days before you actually shut the door for the final time is a flurry of activity, you need to mark these things off your checklist. 

  • Confirm present utilities are shifting or shutting down the day following your move. If you're in a cold climate on either end, request your real estate agent to take a look for burst water lines at the new residence in Tulsa--that is not a welcome home for anyone.
  • Verify the mail is halted and forwarded, and that you have completed the change of address documents for bank accounts, healthcare, and insurance plans information. You can change your home address on the web and get a new PO box, but remember that the Post Office designates you a box and it's typically on the bottom row. It's better to go in after you have moved and decide on one yourself.
  • Make hard copies of valuable paperwork, put them inside a file folder with you throughout the interstate move itself. Including prescriptions, immunization documents for the children and pets, insurance cards, identification documents, and anything you might need to obtain in a hurry.
  • Schedule the cable/internet person for as soon as possible. Don't worry if their visit coincides together with the movers; they're used to working around boxes. It's an occupational hazard for promising to show up at any time in a five-hour window. 


There are some things that common sense dictates should never go on a moving truck. If you are nervous about driving with a full gas can for the mower inside the car, ponder packing a moving truck with lawn equipment, fertilizer, and chlorine bleach and starting off cross country to Tulsa. So, if you happen to have to have a reminder, here are some items that movers aren't capable to move. 

  • ANY chemicals--household cleaning products, paint and paint thinner, nail polish (actually) and remover, fertilizer, chemistry sets
  • spoilable food items
  • houseplants--states have regulations about introducing new species in an effort to avoid new infestations as well as fungi. There isn't any border patrol checking your automobile or trucks to take your caladiums, but you ought not be the person who brought in the aphids that killed off the neighborhood plants.
  • Cash, expensive jewelry, stock certificates--keep those with you; moving companies won't be answerable for valuable items similar to this. 

Establish Domicile

This means letting the new state know you are coming. You should begin paying taxes in your new state the moment the ink dries on your new home loan. Let your accountant know you are moving--some states don't have state income taxes! Each state has their particular tax rates, regulations, and various one of a kind regulations. Check your new state's internet site for information on licensing pets, teenage drivers, as well as other arcane legal aspects you'll want to understand. After you have moved you will need new drivers’ licenses and vehicle tags--check to determine what the grace time is for new occupants. In most states it is possible to enroll to vote at the DMV; again, look at the state website to figure out the timeline for signing up to be a good citizen.

And, now that you have this interstate move to Tulsa under control, think about the vital stuff--like deciding your new favorite teams.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
Read more

Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)