Ten Useful Tips for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Moving BoxesThere's a substantial distinction in between moving locally and relocating to a new state. You and your things are not just making a short jaunt from one home to another, you're making an intricate trek which may take a couple of days and requires plenty of statigic planning. During this time period, it is really all too easy to permit something essential slide through the cracks or mismanage your own expectations of the move to San Antonio. We have seen a considerable amount of interstate moves and can provide a couple words of professional advice on how to make certain you, your items, and your life arrive in one piece without unwarranted stress to your new residence.

1) Review of Your New Residence Upfront

To start with, understand where you are moving. Exploring your new house is not only performing a tour of the house before purchasing or signing a rental contract. We advise you incorporate online research with a mini-vacation spent driving around your new neighborhood and city, getting to know the lay of the land in San Antonio and the local companies you may want to contact. Moms and dads will probably be interested in the caliber of the school districts, and pet owners should explore necessary pet permits, if any. You will also want sizes of your new home's doors to make certain your furnishings will make it through.

2) Pick a qualified Interstate Moving Service

Every interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is diverse. While many professional moving services can supply you with the fundamentals you need to get belongings from one spot to another, do not merely select the first one that shows up in your local internet search. Look into pricing, services, and timing to identify a moving company who can provide the moving experience to San Antonio you expect most within your moving budget. Make sure you verify their online reputation with other individuals who have moved using the company to make certain you're getting a highly rated mover recognized for their customer service.

3) Make a Strategic Packing Plan

Packing for an interstate move might include similar primary tasks, but it seems totally different than a local residential move. Due to there being no multiple jaunts or going back for forgotten belongings, and because you'll need everything squared away promptly within the new house, come up with a extensive strategic packing plan. Pare down your belongings by giving items away, donating things to charitable organizations, eBay sales or perhaps a yard sale for people with far more belongings than you care to take and also, start packing early. Label each box clearly, and tell your movers in the event that you would like your rooms loaded in any specific arrangement for easy speedy unpacking.

4) Organize Your Own Travel and Lodgings

While your long distance moving service to San Antonio will take care of moving all your inanimate items, you, along with any pets and houseplants, will have to go in your vehicle. Most likely, you'll find yourself going on a long road trip. Be sure to organize your cross-country road trip carefully incorporating frequent rest breaks, where you want to eat, and where you are going to stay. Arrange your lodgings in advance and take into consideration any other people, pets, or plants which will be traveling with you.

5) Transfer Your Driver's License

Although you will not likely get in trouble instantaneously for having a driver's license linked to your old home address, it's a good idea if you obtain a new driver's license furnished by your new state of residence and carrying your new home address. Fortunately, it's increasingly easy to move a presently valid license to a new state. A few states can accommodate this request fully online, which can be extremely convenient.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move signifies that mail delivered to the improper address is going to be exceptionally complicated and perhaps even pricey to get forwarded to you. Make sure you officially update your home address with the postal service and also arrange for temporary mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you properly.

Along the same lines, make sure you complete the full transfer of utilities. Ensure that you have the utilities from your past residence shut off or shifted to a landlord or new owner. At the new home, be sure that the utilities are on and in your name prior to when you arrive. If possible, it's also good to have somebody such as your realtor pop in and make sure the fridge is working. This will allow you to buy and store knick knacks soon after arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Bag for Yourself

Keep in mind, you might arrive at your destination before the moving truck with your belongings. This suggests you are going to need to exist out of luggage for a little while, so your luggage needs to be effectively packed. Make sure that you have a number of changes of clothing, toiletries, prescription drugs, all your essential financial information, and chargers for your personal gadgets packed. Preferably, put all of the items to one side when you pack the remainder of your personal things into cartons to ensure nothing important is forgotten.

Your moving bag should be part overnight-bag and part emergency bag, and it will enable you to be prepared to remain in-transit for as long as your road trip and truck arrival might take. Each individual moving with you and each family pet should also have their own moving travelling bag to ensure that everyone is suitably set up for a extended journey and a couple of days in a primarily unfilled residence.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Car for a Road Trip

As you start preparing to depart, one of the final steps is usually to ready your motor vehicle for the lengthy trip in front of you. Write down a list of everything you will need as you go along including a navigation tool and charging infrastructure to make sure you do not get lost along with a whole check-up of your automobile to avoid unnecessary maintenance mishaps. You'll need to make certain that you and everyone moving with you are able to make it comfortably in the vehicle even when there are extended periods with no eating places or hotel accommodations. Pack plenty 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 in advance of when your mattresses arrive.

9) Check Your Budget

Regardless of how watchful you have been up to this point, it's all too easy to go over budget during the move itself. Your road trip schedule needs to include pre-booked rooms in hotels plus a general understanding of where you are going to be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks as you go along. Keep in mind your budget and keep tabs on just how much you spend on the road. In the event that cash is tight, contemplate packing sandwiches in a cooler and getting your food from food markets or little small-town cafes. If you are making your moving journey into a holiday getaway with participating in sightseeing on the way, make absolutely certain not to spend more than you intended to.

10) Stay in Contact with Your Movers

Lastly, throughout an interstate move to San Antonio, ensure that you keep in touch with your movers. While almost all cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, occasionally things go bad and scheduling details will need to be taken care of. Perhaps your moving truck gets a flat, or possibly you are the one with the flat. You want to be in frequent contact with your movers to synchronize the arrival of your belongings and they may even be capable to help you out of a road-trip disaster should an unexpected problem take place. Be positive that you exchange contact numbers with your driver and talk about delivery plans prior to leaving the origin area.

Moving from state to state is a massive mission and one you ought to undertake with all seriousness. As soon as your belongings are in the hands of professional movers as well as your own transportation is meticulously prepared, your move can feel a lot more like an exciting road-trip holiday than a large logistical hassle. Let us help you have a smooth and pleasant interstate move to San Antonio.