Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process

Moving to a new houseBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is stressful even under great circumstances. Getting prepared to move to a new state in 2021, multiplied by COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns, is a completely new level. Even with the assistance of a moving company in Colorado Springs, not only will the move itself take a number of days and demand complicated logistics, but it will additionally require you to take additional steps to keep yourself, your loved ones, and anyone helping in the move safe.
 

For sure, it's a lot to handle. Luckily, there are several steps you can take beforehand to make your move to Colorado Springs less anxious than it could be otherwise.

3 Suggestions to Smooth the Process of a State-to-State Move

Though the task might never be entirely simple, these three steps may help reduce your tension.

Tip 1: If possible, handle your paperwork beforehand.

Moving always means changing your permanent address. Critical documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Managing these tasks beforehand might permit you to check this item off your list and focus more entirely on your new home when you arrive.

When you relocate to a new state, however, you have the added chore of procuring a new driver's license as well. As with the change of address policies, most states have a set time period by which you must exchange your old license for a new one, so make sure that you check with your new state's DMV website to understand the time period in which getting a new license will be needed.

Various states call for an in-person visit to the DMV, others allow you to finish the whole process online. Managing this step pre-move will lessen the transition and free up valuable settling-in time in your new place of residence—especially during a pandemic, when threats of virus spread complicate even the most basic matters.

Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.

In one sense, an interstate move is similar to a road trip and a move all bundled into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly belongings for transportation, but you are in addition preparing to spend at probably a day or two road-tripping to get to your new town.

Before you get to the last stages of packing up, always be certain to take a few minutes to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family members) which will incorporate everything you will require for the following several days on the road:

  • Face masks and hand sanitizer
  • Changes of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • ID's and documentation
  • Money

Additionally do not forget about your furry family members! Double check that they have a few days' worth of supplies available as well.

Tip 3: Select an experienced interstate moving company in Colorado Springs.

All moving companies have specialties. While a few are great for local moves, others have created systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. When interviewing potential moving companies in Colorado Springs, always be sure to ask thoughtful questions about their abilities and areas of expertise. Make sure to look at consumer reviews, reach out to friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.

While it's tempting just to pick the most affordable estimate you find after a simple Google search, we have all been around long enough to know that the least expensive offer is not always the best choice after all. If you're faced with the anxiety of an interstate move, particularly over an ongoing pandemic, you'll want to know you are in great hands the whole way.

We Can Help

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs, we offer residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We handle the heavy lifting, so you don't have to. With no-contact services now available, we are here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.

 

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