Colorado Springs Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 11, 2018

Ten Beneficial Tips for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Moving BoxesThere's a substantial difference in between moving a fairly short distance and relocating to a new state. You and your belongings are not just making a simple jaunt from one home to another, you will be making a complicated journey that can take a few days and needs a lot of logistics. During this time period, it can be all too easy to allow something crucial fall between the cracks or mismanage your own expectations of the move to Colorado Springs. We have seen a considerable amount of interstate moves and would like to present you with a handful of words of expert advice concerning how to make sure that you, your items, as well as your life arrive undamaged without unnecessary hassle to your new home.

1) Take A Look At New Home Ahead of Time

First and foremost, know where you are moving. Exploring your new house is more than just performing a tour of the home prior to buying or signing a rental agreement. We suggest you integrate online investigation with a mini-vacation spent traveling around your new community and city, learning the lay of the land in Colorado Springs and the local services you may want to call on. Moms and dads will likely be curious about the quality of the school districts, and pet owners should look into necessary pet licenses, if applicable. Additionally, you will need sizes of your new home's doorways to make certain your furniture will make it through.

2) Pick a qualified Interstate Moving Service

Each interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is diverse. Some professional moving services can provide you with the essentials you require to get things from one location to another, do not merely pick the first one that pops up within your local online search. Investigate costs, services, and timing to identify a moving company who can supply the moving experience to Colorado Springs you expect most within your moving budget. Make sure you verify their online reputation with other individuals who've moved with the company to be sure you are employing a highly rated mover known for their customer care.

3) Develop a Strategic Packing Strategy

Packing for an interstate move might include the same standard tasks, however it feels very different than a local residential move. Due to there being no multiple trips or going back for overlooked belongings, and because you'll need everything squared away rather quickly in the new house, make a comprehensive strategic packing plan. Pare down your things by giving possessions away, donating things to your choice of charities, eBay sales or perhaps a garage sale for people with a lot more possessions than you wish to take and also, begin packing early. Tag every box clearly, and notify your movers if you would like your rooms packed in any specific arrangement for easy speedy unpacking.

4) Organize Your Own Travel and Accommodations

Whereas your long distance moving service to Colorado Springs will handle moving all of your inanimate items, you, together with any pets and houseplants, will likely need to make your way in your own motor vehicle. In all probability, you'll find yourself going on a long road trip. Make sure to arrange your cross-country excursion rigorously incorporating frequent rest breaks, where you would like to eat, and where you will stay. Reserve your lodgings in advance and consider any other family members, pets, or plants which will be going with you.

5) Switch Your Driver's License

Whilst you won't get into trouble immediately for possessing a driver's license connected to your old home address, it's advisable if you obtain a new license supplied by your new state of residence and carrying your new street address. Fortunately, it is increasingly simple to move a currently valid license to a new state. Some states can accommodate this request fully online, which is very convenient.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move means that mail delivered to the wrong home address will be remarkably difficult and possibly also pricey to have forwarded to you. Ensure that you officially switch your home address with the post office as well as set up for temporary mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you efficiently.

Along the same lines, make sure you complete the whole switch of utilities. Ensure that you have the utilities from your past property turned off or shifted to a property manager or new owner. At the new house, be sure that the utilities are on and in your name prior to when you arrive. Preferably, it is usually good to have somebody such as your realtor pop in and ensure the fridge is running. This will allow you to purchase and store knick knacks soon after arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Suitcase for Yourself

Bear in mind, you may arrive at your end point before the moving truck with your items. This means you are going to need to live out of suitcases for a little while, so your suitcase should be very well packed. Be sure that you have a number of changes of clothes, toiletries, medicines, all your vital financial information, and chargers for your personal gadgets packed. If at all possible, place all of the things separate when you pack the remainder of your personal belongings into cartons to ensure nothing vital is neglected.

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 journey and truck arrival might take. Every person moving together with you and every family pet should also have their own moving bag to ensure that everyone is appropriately equipped for a long quest and a few days in a mostly bare residence.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

As you start preparing to depart, one of the final steps should be to ready your vehicle for the lengthy trip in front of you. Make a list of everything you will need along the route including a navigation device and charging infrastructure to make sure you avoid getting lost along with a whole check-up of your automobile to circumvent unnecessary maintenance mishaps. You'll need to make certain that you and anybody moving with you will be able to make it comfortably inside the car regardless of whether there are extended periods without eating places or places to stay. Bring a good amount of water bottles and road snack foods and consider including a couple sleeping bags to ensure that you can sleep in the new home before your beds arrive.

9) Examine Your Budget

No matter how cautious you've been up to this point, it is all too easy to go over budget during the move itself. Your road trip plan ought to include pre-booked hotel rooms plus a basic understanding of where you are going to be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks along the way. Bear in mind your spending budget and keep an eye on just how much you spend while travelling. If funds are tight, contemplate packing snacks in a cooler and purchasing your meals from food markets or little small-town cafes. If you are making your moving excursion into a holiday getaway by participating in sightseeing on the way, make absolutely certain not to spend more than you intended to.

10) Keep in touch with Your Movers

Lastly, during an interstate move to Colorado Springs, ensure that you stay in contact with your movers. While most cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, sometimes things go bad and scheduling details will have to be managed. Perhaps your moving truck gets a flat, or maybe you're the one with the flat. You ought to maintain continuous contact with your movers to manage the arrival of your things and they might even be capable to help you out of a road-trip disaster should a surprise disaster arise. Make certain that you swap contact numbers with your driver and go over delivery plans prior to leaving the origin area.

Relocating from state to state is a huge venture and one you need to accept with all seriousness. Once your items are in the hands of professional movers with your own method of travel is meticulously prepared, your move will feel much more like an enjoyable road-trip holiday than a massive logistical aggravation. Let us assist you to have a smooth and enjoyable interstate move to Colorado Springs.

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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