Tulsa and Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 11, 2018

Ten Beneficial Suggestions for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Moving BoxesYou will find a substantial difference between moving locally and moving to a new state. You and your belongings aren't only making a brief jaunt from one house to another, you are making a complicated trek that can take a few days and needs a great deal of statigic planning. During this time, it can be all too easy to let something important fall between the cracks or mismanage your personal expectations of the move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. We've seen plenty of interstate moves and would like to present you with a couple words of professional advice concerning how to make certain you, your things, and your life arrive intact without unneeded inconvenience to your new home.

1) Research Your New House Ahead of Time

First and foremost, know where you are going. Exploring your new residence is more than just conducting a tour of the property before purchasing or signing a rental agreement. We advise you incorporate online investigation with a mini-vacation spent driving around your new neighborhood and city, becoming acquainted with the lay of the land in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and the community services you may want to contact. Moms and dads will likely be interested in the quality of the school districts, and pet owners will have to investigate required pet permits, if applicable. You will additionally need sizes of your new home's doorways to make certain your furniture will fit through.

2) Choose the Best Interstate Moving Service

Each and every interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is different. Some professional moving services can provide you with the fundamentals you will need to get items from a location to another, don't just pick the first one that pops up within your local Google search. Look into costs, services, and timing to identify a moving company who is able to provide the moving experience to Tulsa and Oklahoma City you want most within your moving budget. Remember to check their online reputation with others who've relocated with the service to be sure you're hiring a highly rated mover recognized for their customer satisfaction.

3) Make a Strategic Packing Plan

Packing for an interstate move might include similar basic tasks, nevertheless it seems completely different than a local residential move. Because there's no multiple trips or going back for forgotten about things, and due to the fact you'll need everything squared away rather quickly in the new house, make a extensive strategic packing plan. Pare down your items by giving items away, contributing items to charity, eBay sales or even a garage sale in case you have more things than you wish to take and in addition, start packing early. Tag every box visibly, and notify your movers in the event that you'd like your rooms loaded in any specific order for easy rapid unpacking.

4) Organize Your Own Travel and Lodgings

While your long distance moving service to Tulsa and Oklahoma City will handle moving all your inanimate items, you, together with any household pets and houseplants, will likely need to make your way in your automobile. In all probability, you'll find yourself going on a lengthy road trip. Ensure that you schedule your cross-country road trip meticulously including regular rest breaks, where you want to eat, and where you are going to stay. Arrange your accommodations well ahead of time and consider any additional people, pets, or plants that will be traveling with you.

5) Switch Your Driver's License

While you won't get into trouble instantaneously for possessing a driver's license connected to your old address, it's best if you aquire a new driver's license provided by your new state of residence and sporting your new home address. Fortunately, it is incredibly easy to move a currently valid license to a new state. A few states are able to accommodate this request entirely online, which can be very hassle-free.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move suggests that mail delivered to the improper address will likely be remarkably difficult and maybe also expensive to have forwarded to you. Ensure that you officially change your home address with the postal service and also arrange for short-term mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you correctly.

Along the same lines, don't forget to complete the whole switch of utilities. Be sure to have the utilities from your previous residence shut off or transferred to a landlord or new owner. At the new property, be sure that the utilities are on and in your name before you arrive. If you can, it is usually beneficial to have someone like your real estate agent pop in and make sure the refrigerator is running. This allows you to get and stow knick knacks soon after arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Travelling bag for Yourself

Remember, you might get to your destination before the moving truck along with your possessions. This means you are going to have to live out of luggage for a short time, so your luggage really should be very well packed. It is important to have several changes of clothes, toiletries, medications, all your vital financial information, and battery chargers for your personal devices packed. Preferably, put all of these items aside before you pack the remainder of your personal belongings into boxes to ensure that nothing essential is overlooked.

Your moving bag should be part overnight-bag and part emergency bag, and it will surely assist you to prepare to stay in-transit for as long as your excursion and truck arrival may take. Each individual moving along with you and each pet will typically have their own moving suitcase to ensure that everyone is adequately equipped for a extended adventure and a few days in a primarily empty residence.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Car for a Road Trip

While you get ready to leave, one of the last steps is to ready your automobile for the lengthy journey in front of you. Make a list of the things you'll need along the way including a navigation tool and charging infrastructure to make sure you don't get lost plus a total check-up of your car to prevent unwanted maintenance problems. Additionally, you will need to make positive that you and anybody moving together with you will be able to get by comfortably in the vehicle even if there are long stretches without eating places or places to stay. Bring lots of water bottles and road snack foods and think about including a few sleeping bags to make sure you can sleep in the new residence ahead of when your beds arrive.

9) Examine Your Budget

No matter how vigilant you have been up to this time, it's all too easy to go over budget over the move itself. Your road trip plan needs to include pre-booked hotel accommodations and a basic knowledge of where you will be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks as you go along. Pay attention to your financial allowance and keep an eye on just how much you spend on the road. If funds are constrained, consider packing sandwiches in a cooler and buying your meals from grocery stores or little small-town watering holes. If you are making your moving road trip into a family vacation with doing sightseeing as you go along, make sure not to spend more than you intended to.

10) Stay in Contact with Your Movers

Finally, during an interstate move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City, be sure to stay in contact with your movers. While most cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, sometimes things go bad 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 be in frequent connection with your movers to synchronize the arrival of your things and they might even be able to help you out of a road-trip disaster should an unusual problem take place. Be sure that you swap contact numbers with your driver and talk about delivery plans prior to leaving the origin location.

Moving among states is a massive venture and one you ought to take on with all seriousness. Once your items are in the hands of professional movers with your own method of travel is carefully prepared, your move can feel much more like an enjoyable road-trip holiday than a big logistical hassle. Let us help you have a smooth and pleasant interstate move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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.
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