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 hectic even under great circumstances. Getting ready to move to a new state in 2021, multiplied by COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns, is a whole 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 precise logistics, but it will additionally require you to take additional steps to keep yourself, your loved ones, and anyone aiding in the move safe.
 

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

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

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

Tip 1: If possible, complete your paperwork in advance.

Moving always means changing your permanent address. Vital documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Handling these items beforehand may allow you to check this item off your agenda and focus more completely on your new home when you arrive.

When you relocate between states, however, you have the added task 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 a requirement.

Some 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 ease the transition and free up priceless settling-in time in your new place of residence—especially during a pandemic, when threats of virus spread complicate even the simplest matters.

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

On one hand, 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 the move, but you are in addition preparing to spend at likely a day or two road-tripping to get to your new place.

Before you get to the very last tasks of packing up, always be sure to take a few minutes to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family members) which will include 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 don't forget about your pets! 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 experts in local moves, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. When interviewing possible moving companies in Colorado Springs, always be sure to ask thoughtful questions regarding their abilities and areas of expertise. Make sure to look at consumer reviews, call friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.

While it can be 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 cheapest offer is not always the wisest choice in the end. If you're faced with the stress 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 specialize in 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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