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 hectic even under perfect circumstances. Getting ready to move to a new state during 2021, multiplied by COVID-19 and pandemic-related troubles, is a completely separate thing. Even with the help of a moving company in Tulsa, not only will the move itself span a few days and demand precise logistics, but it will additionally require you to take additional safeguards to keep yourself, your loved ones, and anyone helping in the move safe.

In reality, it is a lot to handle. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take ahead of time to make the move to Tulsa less stressful than it may be otherwise.

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

Though the task will never be totally stress-free, these three steps may help reduce your anxiety.

Tip 1: If possible, handle your paperwork beforehand.

Moving always necessitates changing your permanent address. Critical documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be contacted. Handling these steps ahead of time might allow you to check this item off your schedule and concentrate more fully on your new house when you arrive.

If you move to a new state, however, you have the extra task of procuring a new driver's license as well. As with the change of address regulations, most states have a set time period by which you must exchange your old license for a new one, so make sure that you verify with your new state's DMV website to understand the amount of time in which getting a new license will be needed.

Some states mandate an in-person visit to the DMV, others allow you to finish the entire process online. Taking care of this chore before yourmove will lessen the transition and free up priceless settling-in time in your new location of residence—especially during the pandemic, when concerns of virus spread complicate even the simplest matters.

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

In one way, an interstate move is like a road trip and a move all grouped into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly possessions for the move, but you're in addition preparing to spend at least a day or two road-tripping to reach your new place.

Before you get to the final chores of packing up, always be certain to take a moment to pack suitcases for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family) which will include everything you'll require for the following several days travelling:

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

Also don't forget about your furry friends! Be certain they have a few days' worth of supplies packed up also.

Tip 3: Select an experienced interstate moving company in Tulsa.

All moving companies have specialties. While some are professionals at local relocations, others have created systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If talking to possible moving companies in Tulsa, always be certain to ask direct questions regarding their skills and areas of expertise. Be sure to check out consumer reviews, question friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.

While it can be tempting just to select the cheapest quote you find after a simple Google search, we've all been around long enough to recognize that the cheapest estimate isn't always the wisest choice in the end. If you are facing the pressure of an interstate move, especially during an ongoing pandemic, you will want to know you are in great hands the whole way.

We Can Help

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa, we specialize in 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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