Ten Useful Tips for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Moving BoxesYou will find a huge difference between moving across town and moving to a new state. You and your belongings are not just making a simple jaunt from one place to another, you are making an intricate journey that can take a couple of days and needs a great deal of logistics. During this time period, it's all too easy to permit something crucial slide between the cracks or mismanage your own expectations of the move to Tulsa. We have seen a considerable amount of interstate moves and would like to offer a few words of professional advice concerning how to make certain you, your belongings, and also your life arrive undamaged without unnecessary stress to your new home.

1) Take A Look At New Residence Beforehand

Above all, understand where you are heading. Researching your new residence is not only doing a tour of the property prior to buying or signing a rental contract. We suggest you intermix internet investigation with a mini-vacation spent driving about your new neighborhood and city, getting to know the lay of the land in Tulsa and the local services you might like to contact. Parents will likely be curious about the caliber of the school districts, and pet owners will have to explore mandatory pet licenses, if any. Additionally, you will want dimensions of your new home's doorways to ensure your furniture will fit through.

2) Pick the best Interstate Moving Service

Every interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is distinct. While many professional moving services can supply you with the fundamentals you require to get things from a location to another, don't merely choose the first one that shows up in your local internet search. Consider pricing, services, and timing to identify a moving company who is going to deliver the moving experience to Tulsa you expect most within your moving budget. Don't forget to assess their online reputation with others who've moved using the service to make certain you are employing a highly rated mover known for their customer service.

3) Develop a Strategic Packing Plan

Packing for an interstate move might involve the same basic tasks, however it seems completely different than a local residential move. Because there's no multiple jaunts or returning for forgotten about things, and because you'll need everything squared away promptly in the new home, make a complete strategic packing plan. Pare down your things with giving possessions away, offering items to charitable organizations, eBay sales or even a yard sale if you have a lot more belongings than you care to take and in addition, start packing early. Label every single box clearly, and tell your movers in the event that you'd like your rooms loaded in a particular order for straightforward rapid unpacking.

4) Plan Your Own Transportation and Accommodations

While your long distance moving service to Tulsa will handle moving all your inanimate possessions, you, along with any animals and houseplants, will have to make your way within your automobile. Most likely, you will find yourself going on a long road trip. Make sure to plan your cross-country road trip carefully including frequent rest breaks, where you want to eat, and where you will stay. Book your lodgings in advance and take into account any additional family members, pets, or plants that'll be going with you.

5) Switch Your Driver's License

Although you will not likely get in trouble instantaneously for having a driver's license attached to your old home address, it's a good idea if you aquire a new driver's license provided by your new state of residence and exhibiting your new place of residence. Thankfully, it's increasingly simple to move a currently valid license to a new state. A number of states are able to accommodate this request entirely online, which can be super hassle-free.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move signifies that mail shipped to the improper street address will likely be exceptionally challenging and perhaps even expensive to have forwarded to you. Make sure you officially switch your address with the post office and also arrange for temporary mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you correctly.

Following the same lines, make sure you complete the total transfer of utilities. Be sure to have the utilities of your old property disconnected or transferred to a property manager or new owner. At the new house, ensure that the utilities are on and in your name before you arrive. If possible, it is usually beneficial to have another person like your real estate professional pop in and make sure the refrigerator is running. This allows you to purchase and stow knick knacks immediately after arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Suitcase for Yourself

Don't forget, you might reach your end point prior to the moving truck with your possessions. This suggests you'll need to live out of suitcases for a short while, so your luggage should be adequately packed. Ensure that you have a variety of changes of clothes, toiletries, medications, all your required financial information, and chargers for your personal devices packed. Preferably, place all these items to one side when you pack the remainder of your personal belongings into cartons 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 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 travelling bag to ensure that everybody is suitably equipped for a long journey and a couple of days within a largely bare residence.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Automobile for a Road Trip

While you get ready to depart, one of the final steps should be to ready your car for the long journey in front of you. Create a list of everything you will need along the way including a navigation tool and charging infrastructure to make sure you do not get lost and a comprehensive check-up of your vehicle to avoid unnecessary maintenance incidents. Additionally, you will want to make sure that you and everyone moving with you will be able to get by comfortably in the car even when there are long stretches without restaurants or hotels. Bring plenty of water bottles and road snack foods and consider including a couple sleeping bags to ensure that you can sleep in the new residence prior to when your beds arrive.

9) Examine Your Budget

Regardless of how watchful you've been up to this stage, it is all too easy to go over budget during the move itself. Your road trip plan ought to include pre-booked hotel accommodations along with a basic comprehension of the place where you will likely be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks en route. Keep in mind your budget and keep track of how much you spend on the road. In case cash is limited, think about packing snacks in a cooler and purchasing your food from grocery stores or little small-town eateries. Should you be making your moving excursion into a vacation with engaging in sightseeing on the way, just be sure not to spend more than you intended to.

10) Stay in Contact with Your Movers

Last but not least, throughout an interstate move to Tulsa, make sure to stay in contact with your movers. While the majority of cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, occasionally things go wrong and scheduling details will have to be taken care of. Perhaps your moving truck gets a flat, or perhaps you're the one with the flat. You ought to maintain continuous contact with your movers to synchronize the arrival of your things and they could even have the ability to help you out of a road-trip disaster should a surprise catastrophe occur. Be positive that you trade contact numbers with your driver and talk about delivery plans prior to leaving the origin location.

Moving from state to state is a huge venture and one you should accept with all seriousness. Once your items are in the hands of professional movers with your own method of travel is diligently prepared, your move will feel much more like a fun road-trip holiday than a massive logistical hassle. Let us assist you to have a smooth and pleasant interstate move to Tulsa.