Ten Useful Suggestions for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
 

Moving - Moving BoxesYou will find a tremendous distinction between moving across town and moving to a new state. You and your things aren't only making a short jaunt from one home to another, you will be making a complicated journey that can take a couple of days and needs a lot of planning. During this time period, it is really all too easy to let something essential fall through the cracks or mismanage your personal expectations of the move to Tulsa. We've seen plenty of interstate moves and would like to provide a few words of professional advice on how to make sure that you, your items, and your life arrive in one piece without unwarranted inconvenience to your new house.

1) Research Your New Residence In advance

Above all, know where you are moving. Exploring your new house is more than simply doing a tour of the property before buying or signing a rental lease. We suggest you combine internet investigation with a mini-vacation spent driving around your new community and city, becoming acquainted with the lay of the land in Tulsa and the community products and services you may want to call on. Moms and dads will probably be interested in the quality of the school districts, and pet owners will have to look into necessary pet licenses, if applicable. Additionally, you will need sizes of your new residence's doors to ensure your furnishings will fit through.

2) Choose the Best Interstate Moving Service

Each and every interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is diverse. While many professional moving services can provide you with the basics you require to get items from a spot to another, do not merely pick the first one that shows up within your local internet search. Look into costs, services, and timing to identify a moving company who is able to provide the moving experience to Tulsa you expect most within your moving budget. Remember to check their online reputation with other people who've moved with the provider to be sure you are working with a highly rated mover known for their customer service.

3) Develop a Strategic Packing Strategy

Packing for an interstate move might involve the same primary tasks, nevertheless it seems very different than a local residential move. Because there's no multiple trips or going back for overlooked things, and because you will want everything squared away quickly in the new house, make a extensive strategic packing plan. Pare down your belongings by giving things away, offering items to your choice of charities, eBay sales or even a yard sale in case you have far more possessions than you care to take and in addition, commence packing early. Mark every single box clearly, and tell your movers in the event that you would like your rooms packed in a particular sequence for straightforward rapid unpacking.

4) Organize Your Own Travel and Accommodations

Even though your long distance moving service to Tulsa will handle moving all your inanimate items, you, along with any pets and indoor plants, will need to go within your automobile. Most likely, you will find yourself taking a long road trip. Make sure to schedule your cross-country excursion meticulously incorporating frequent rest breaks, where you would like to eat, and where you are going to stay. Reserve your accommodations in advance and take into consideration any other people, pets, or plants which will be traveling with you.

5) Switch Your Driver's License

While you will not likely get in trouble instantaneously for possessing a driver's license connected to your old address, it's a good idea if you get a new driver's license supplied by your new state of residence and exhibiting your new home address. The good news is, it's increasingly simple to move a currently valid license to a new state. Some states are able to accommodate this request entirely online, which happens to be very handy.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move suggests that mail sent to the incorrect street address is going to be exceptionally challenging and maybe also expensive to have forwarded to you. Ensure that you officially switch your address with the postal service as well as arrange for temporary mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you efficiently.

Along the same lines, don't forget to do the total switch of utilities. Ensure that you have the utilities of your previous residence disconnected or shifted to a landlord or new owner. At the new residence, ensure that the utilities are on and in your name prior to when you arrive. Preferably, it is also good to have another person such as your real estate agent pop in and make certain the refrigerator is operating. This allows you to get and stow groceries immediately after arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Travelling bag for Yourself

Keep in mind, you could get to your house prior to the moving truck along with your belongings. This means you will need to live out of luggage for a short time, so your luggage ought to be very well packed. Make certain you have a number of changes of apparel, toiletries, medications, all your necessary financial information, and battery chargers for your personal gadgets packed. Preferably, place all of these things separate when you pack the rest of your personal items into boxes so that nothing crucial is left behind.

Your moving bag really should be part overnight-bag and part emergency bag, and it will help you be prepared to remain in-transit for as long as your excursion and truck arrival takes. Each person moving with you and each pet will typically have their own moving travelling bag to ensure that everybody is properly prepared for a long journey and a couple of days within a largely empty residence.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Car for a Journey

As you get ready to leave, one of the last steps is to prepare your motor vehicle for the long journey in front of you. Create a list of everything you will need along the way including a navigation device and charging infrastructure to make sure you don't get lost and a total check-up of your vehicle to circumvent unneeded maintenance mishaps. You'll need to make sure that you and everyone moving with you are able to make it comfortably inside the car regardless of whether there are long stretches with no restaurants or hotels. Load up lots of water bottles and road snack foods and think about including a few sleeping bags to ensure that you can sleep in the new home before your beds get there.

9) Check Your Budget

Regardless of how careful you have been up to this stage, it is all too easy to go over budget during the move itself. Your road trip plan should include pre-booked rooms in hotels plus a standard knowledge of the place where you will likely be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks en route. Keep in mind your budget and keep an eye on the amount you spend while travelling. In the event that funds are constrained, think about packing snacks in a cooler and purchasing your meals from grocery stores or little small-town eateries. Should you be making your moving excursion into a holiday getaway with doing sightseeing as you go along, just be sure not to spend more than you intended to.

10) Keep in touch with Your Movers

Last but not least, throughout an interstate move to Tulsa, ensure that you stay in contact with your movers. While the majority of cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, sometimes things go wrong and scheduling details will need to be taken care of. Maybe your moving truck gets a flat, or perhaps you're the one with the flat. You need to maintain constant contact with your movers to coordinate the arrival of your items and they might even have the ability to help you out of a road-trip disaster should an unusual disaster arise. Be sure that you exchange contact numbers with your driver and talk about delivery plans prior to leaving the origin location.

Relocating among states is a huge mission and one you need to accept with all seriousness. When your things are in the hands of professional movers and your own method of travel is rigorously prepared, your move will feel more like an exciting road-trip vacation than a massive logistical aggravation. Let us enable you to have a smooth and pleasant interstate move to Tulsa.