Interstate Moving to Colorado Springs--Keeping Your Peace of mind Between the Lines

Moving - Planning a Move

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Moving to a new home is a big deal, however if your new residence is in a new state, there are lots of new points to find out combined with the typical "Where is the dry cleaners?" query. Although your interstate move to Colorado Springs may well be just a couple of miles, as a new resident there are lots of things that will be different from your previous home--so keep this cheat sheet nearby when you're coordinating your life moving forward.

If you've bought a new house you've probably been to the town and spent a bit of time online getting to know the new community, checked out schools, and determined the nearest bistro. Now comes the nitty-gritty of the interstate move to Colorado Springs--the statigic planning and particulars that are so rapidly lost among the stress of the stacks of boxes.

Establish Your Budget

Moving is costly. If your move is corporate and it is not on your own dime, skip ahead of the class. Should you be paying the bill, bear in mind that all moving companies are not the same and shop around prior to deciding the way to handle a move and which company to hire. Ask for referrals, but confirm the company you decide on is part of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association (their license number is going to be on their website and moving trucks). The Better Business Bureau is yet another excellent source of top notch moving companies in Colorado Springs.

Determine your budget for the move before beginning. You'll save money by doing your own packing and driving, and using labor to load and unload the trucks. Most movers have a variety of services so you can select which ones you want. This is a terrific way to go for anybody who is confident boxing some things, but would like help with things such as electronics and collectibles.

Trustworthy companies are not going to provide you with a price quote with no knowledge of exactly what you will be moving and how far. Therefore, schedule an in-home survey and tell the estimator exactly what you're planning on moving. You should definitely get a written quote, look it over carefully and ask questions should there be figures or specifics which might be bewildering.

Prepare Your Packing

It is like eating an elephant, take it a single bite-or box-at the time. Begin purging whenever you realize you might be moving to Colorado Springs. In case you haven't used it or worn it in half a year, donate it, pass it on, or throw it away. If the movers are packing up for you, it's a lot less complicated to be savage with the purge if you ask yourself if something is worth compensating someone else to wrap and pack it.

Take into account your new life--if you are moving from Minnesota to a tropical climate, leave the polar fleece coat and snow boots with your buddy. They will be convenient when you visit and be entirely worthless in place where 65 degrees is regarded as a chilly snap. Pack your out of season clothes and toys to begin with, and work your way up to the necessities. A couple of days prior to the move itself, pack up a duffel bag with the essentials for the day or two you are in transit.

Moving with PetsHauling the Transportation

Should you be moving across the country and traveling by air with your family, you need to let the movers know they will be moving automobiles, watercraft, golf carts, covered wagons--whatever's on wheels, it has to go on the moving van unless you will be driving it. When pets are part of the household, sometimes it is practical for a couple of you to drive with the animals. Speak to your vet and check with airlines regarding pet policies once you find out you will be moving. Additionally, synchronize with the movers on the time allotted for transportation, especially if you're going by air. In the event your couch and TV are a full week behind, you'll need a hotel in the interim, and the sooner you put together those solutions the better, especially with pets involved.

M-Day Minus 14 and Counting

The last few days just before you close the door for the last time is a flurry of activities, ensure you mark these things off your checklist. 

  • Confirm existing utilities are transferring or shutting down the day immediately after your move. In case you're in a freezing local climate on either end, ask your realtor to take a look for broken pipes at the new house in Colorado Springs--that's not a welcome home for anybody.
  • Confirm the mail is stopped and forwarded, and that you have done the change of address documents for bank accounts, medical care, and insurance plan information. You can update your address on the web and get a new PO box, but be aware that the Post Office assigns you a box and it is generally on the bottom row. It's better to go in after you have moved and decide on one yourself.
  • Make hard copies of essential documents, keep them inside a file folder with you during the interstate move itself. Including prescriptions, immunization records for the children and household pets, insurance cards, identification documents, and whatever you may be required to get your hands on in a hurry.
  • Schedule the cable/internet person for as soon as possible. Don't fret if their appointment coincides along with the movers; they are used to operating around boxes. It is an occupational hazard for promising to appear whenever in a five-hour window. 


There are some things that wisdom dictates should never go on a moving van. If you are nervous about driving with a full gas can for the mower inside the car, contemplate loading a moving van with lawn equipment, fertilizer, and chlorine bleach and starting off cross country to Colorado Springs. So, in case you need a reminder, here are some items that movers will not be allowed to move. 

  • ANY chemicals--household cleaners, paint and paint thinner, nail polish (actually) and remover, fertilizer, chemistry sets
  • perishable food
  • houseplants--states have restrictions about introducing new kinds in order to steer clear of new infestations as well as fungi. There is no border patrol checking your car or trucks to take your caladiums, but you don't want to be the person who introduced the aphids that killed off the neighborhood plants and flowers.
  • Cash, precious jewelry, stock certificates--keep those with you; moving companies are not liable for valuables like this. 

Set up Domicile

Meaning letting the new state know you'll be coming. You'll need to commence paying taxes in your new state once the ink dries on your new mortgage loan. Let your accountant know you'll be moving--some states might not have state income taxes! Each individual state has their own tax rates, regulations, and diverse one of a kind rules. Check your new state's internet site for details on licensing pets, teenage drivers, and various arcane legalities you'll want to comprehend. After you have moved you'll need new drivers’ licenses and automobile tags--check to see what the grace time frame is for new locals. For most states you can enroll to vote at the DMV; again, read the state website to ascertain the timeline for signing up to be a good citizen.

And, now that you have this interstate move to Colorado Springs well in hand, concentrate on the vital stuff--like deciding your new favorite teams.