Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process

Moving to a new houseBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Moving is anxious even under ideal conditions. Getting ready to move to a new state during 2021, multiplied by COVID-19 and pandemic-related issues, is a whole separate level. Even with the assistance of a moving company in Tulsa & Oklahoma City, not only will the move itself consume a few days and require exact logistics, but it will additionally require you to take extra steps to keep yourself, your loved ones, and anyone assisting in the move safe.

In reality, it's a lot to process. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take beforehand to make the move to Tulsa & Oklahoma City less painful than it could be otherwise.

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

Though the task will never be completely stress-free, the following three steps may help bring down your tension.

Tip 1: If possible, do your paperwork ahead of time.

Moving always requires changing your permanent address. Important documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Managing these steps ahead of time might allow you to check this task off your agenda and focus more entirely on your new house when you get there.

If you relocate between states, however, you have the extra responsibility of procuring a new driver's license as well. Similar to the change of address rules, many states have a required time period by which you should exchange your old license for a new one, so be certain that you check with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the amount of time in which getting a new license will be a requirement.

Some states require an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to take care of the whole process online. Taking care of this step before yourmove may help with the transition and free up priceless settling-in time in your new location of residence—especially during a pandemic, when concerns of virus transmission complicate even the most basic chores.

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

In one way, an interstate move is similar to a road trip and a move all grouped into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly belongings for transportation, but you are in addition getting ready to spend at least a day or two road-tripping to get to your new place.

Before you reach the very last chores of packing up, always be sure to take a few minutes to pack suitcases for yourself (and, if applicable, for your loved ones) that will incorporate everything you'll require for the next couple of days on the road:

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

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

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

All moving companies have specialties. While some are experts in local relocations, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If vetting potential moving companies in Tulsa & Oklahoma City, always be sure to ask direct questions regarding their abilities and areas of expertise. Make sure to check out consumer reviews, reach out to friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.

While it's tempting just to choose the least expensive estimate you find after a simple Google search, we've all been around long enough to recognize that the most affordable quote is not always the best choice in the end. If you're facing the pressure of an interstate move, particularly during the ongoing pandemic, you'll want to know you are in capable hands the whole way.

We Can Help

At Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa & Oklahoma City, we specialize in residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We handle the heavy lifting, so you do not have to. With no-contact services currently available, we are here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.


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