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 ideal circumstances. Getting prepared to move to a new state during 2021, multiplied by COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns, is a completely separate thing. Even with the help of a moving company in Wichita Falls, not only will the move itself span a number of days and require exact logistics, but it will additionally require you to take added precautions to keep yourself, your family, and anyone assisting in the move safe.
 

Honestly, it is a lot to handle. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take beforehand to make the move to Wichita Falls less painful than it may be otherwise.

3 Ways to Ease the Process of a State-to-State Move

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

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

Moving always requires updating your permanent address. Critical documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be contacted. Managing these items in advance will permit you to check this chore off your list and focus more completely on your new residence when you arrive.

When you relocate from state-to-state, however, you have the added task of getting a new driver's license too. Like with change of address policies, many states have a required amount of time by which you must exchange your old license for a new one, so be certain that you confirm with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the amount of time in which getting a new license will be needed.

Many states require an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to accomplish the complete process online. Accomplishing this task before yourmove may lessen the transition and free up valuable settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during a pandemic, when concerns of virus transmission complicate even the most basic 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 together into one. Not only are you packing up all your earthly possessions for transport, but you're in addition arranging to spend at probably a day or two road-tripping to reach your new place.

Before you reach the very last chores of packing up, always be certain to take a moment to pack suitcases for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family members) which will include everything you will require for the next few days in route:

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

And don't forget about your furry friends! Be sure they have a few days' worth of supplies available as well.

Tip 3: Choose an experienced interstate moving company in Wichita Falls.

All moving companies have specialties. While many are experts in local relocations, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If vetting potential moving companies in Wichita Falls, always make sure to ask thoughtful questions about their abilities and areas of expertise. Make sure to read consumer reviews, call friends and contacts and take their advice into consideration.

While it can be tempting just to choose the most affordable quote you get after a fast Google search, we've all been around long enough to understand that the cheapest estimate isn't always the greatest choice in the end. If you're facing the anxiety of an interstate move, especially over the ongoing pandemic, you'll appreciate knowing you're in capable hands the whole time.

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 now available, we're here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.

 

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