Tips For a Big Move
Moving to another state or city for a job or simply to just start a new life? Whatever the reason, we can help you move on to your new location for an easy, smooth transition.
The fear of moving out of state can be overwhelming and stressful, but exciting at the same time. There’s so much to think about and consider with a big move. Here we have broken down some of the top and common to-do’s you need to know when moving.
Remember, we can help you in finding you the home of your dreams in the next location. This big task is your first step in a successful move.
- Stay organized – Create a moving binder
- This is a great way to keep all important documents all together. This will serve as a checklist for you while moving. A few documents that you should keep in this binder are, copies of medical and school records, moving budget and expenses, hotel information while moving, and new housing information.
- Update all the necessary paperwork and records
- Don’t forget to make sure you change your address on all your financial items, from banks to credit cards. You would hate to miss a payment because your statement is sitting at your old address. Also, don’t forget to head to the USPS to apply for your official change of address.
- When at your new location, head to the DMV to update your car registration and driver’s license information. You will also want to update all insurance policies too and/or shop for new ones if needed.
- Budget for your moving and living expenses
- Moving can get expensive especially if it’s a move not tied to a job change with a company. Clever ways you can save money on a move is by canceling your cable bill early and shop hotel deals when driving to your new location.
- Get rid of things you don’t need to move
- If you’re moving yourself vs. using a company go through your home so you don’t move items you don’t need at your new home. This will save you a ton of space in your moving truck.
- Find a reputable moving company
- Finding a reputable moving company is hard work. A good indicator of a moving company is how long they have been in service. Make sure you read reviews on Yelp and check out the Better Business Bureau too.
- Set ways to find social connections for yourself and your family
- Before the stress of the move sets in, make a plan for how you and your family will meet new friends. A few ways is to join groups that match your interest. Also, don’t underestimate the power of social media. There are a lot of social groups you can get evolve with to ask questions to about where to go to dinner or what soccer league your child should join.
There are so many more ways to make your out of state move less stressful. By starting with these few tips, it will ease your stress. Remember we are here to guide you through your move.