Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
In reality, it is a lot to figure out. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take beforehand to make the move to Wichita Falls less painful than it could be otherwise.
3 Ways to Smooth the Process of a State-to-State Move
Though the process will never be completely stress-free, the following three steps might help bring down your tension.
Tip 1: If possible, do your paperwork ahead of time.
Moving always requires changing your permanent address. Important documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Handling these steps beforehand might allow you to check this task off your schedule and focus more completely on your new house when you get there.
If you relocate to a new state, however, you have the extra responsibility of procuring a new driver's license as well. Like with change of address rules, many states have a required time period by which you need to exchange your old license for a new one, so be certain that you verify with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the time frame in which getting a new license will be a requirement.
Various states require an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to take care of the complete process online. Taking care of this step before yourmove may help with the transition and free up priceless settling-in time in your new place of residence—especially during a pandemic, when concerns of virus transmission complicate even the simplest chores.
Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.
In one way, an interstate move is similar to a road trip and a move all together into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly things for transportation, but you are in addition getting ready to spend at least a day or two road-tripping to get to your new town.
Before you arrive at the very last chores of packing up, always be sure to take a few minutes to pack suitcases for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family members) that will incorporate everything you'll require for the next few days on the road:
- Face masks and hand sanitizer
- Changes of clothes
- ID's and documentation
And don't forget about your furry friends! Be sure they have several days' worth of supplies ready to go also.
Tip 3: Select an experienced interstate moving company in Wichita Falls.
All moving companies have specialties. While a few are great for local relocations, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If vetting potential moving companies in Wichita Falls, always be sure to ask direct questions about their abilities and areas of expertise. Make sure to check out consumer reviews, call friends and contacts and take their suggestions into consideration.
While it's tempting just to choose the least expensive quote you find after a quick Google search, we've all been around long enough to recognize that the most affordable estimate is not always the wisest choice in the end. If you're facing the pressure of an interstate move, particularly during the ongoing pandemic, you'll want to know you are in capable hands the whole way.
We Can Help
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls, we specialize in residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We manage the heavy lifting, so you do not have to. With no-contact services currently available, we are here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.
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