Denver Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
September 11, 2018

10 Helpful Tips for Moving to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Moving BoxesThere's a huge difference between moving across town and moving to a new state. You and your things aren't only making a short jaunt from one house to another, you're making an intricate journey which may take a couple of days and demands plenty of planning. During this time, it can be all too easy to permit something essential fall between the cracks or mismanage your individual expectations of the move to Denver. We have seen a considerable amount of interstate moves and would like to provide a handful of words of professional advice on how to ensure that you, your belongings, as well as your life arrive intact without unnecessary trouble to your new home.

1) Research Your New Home Ahead of Time

First and foremost, recognize where you are moving. Exploring your new home is not only doing a tour of the property before buying or signing a rental contract. We advise you incorporate online investigation with a mini-vacation spent traveling around your new area and city, getting to know the lay of the land in Denver and the hometown services you might want to call on. Parents will probably be interested in the standard of the school districts, and pet owners will have to explore mandatory pet permits, if applicable. You will also want dimensions of your new house's doorways to make sure your furniture will make it through.

2) Pick the best Interstate Moving Service

Each and every interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is diverse. Some professional moving services can provide you with the basics you need to get items from one spot to another, don't just pick the first one that appears in your local online search. Investigate pricing, services, and timing to identify a moving company who is going to provide the moving experience to Denver you want most within your moving budget. Don't forget to check their online reputation with others who have moved with the provider to be sure you're hiring a highly rated mover recognized for their customer satisfaction.

3) Develop a Strategic Packing Strategy

Packing for an interstate move may involve equivalent basic tasks, however it seems totally different than a local residential move. Because there's no multiple jaunts or returning for forgotten about items, and because you may need everything squared away rather quickly in the new home, come up with a detailed strategic packing plan. Pare down your items by giving items away, donating items to charity, eBay sales or a yard sale if you have far more possessions than you want to take as well as, begin packing early. Label each box visibly, and let your movers know if you would like your rooms loaded in any certain order for simple rapid unpacking.

4) Plan Your Own Travel and Lodgings

Whereas your long distance moving service to Denver will handle moving all your inanimate belongings, you, together with any pets and indoor plants, will have to proceed in your motor vehicle. In all probability, you will find yourself taking a lengthy road trip. Make sure to arrange your cross-country journey diligently including frequent rest stops, where you want to eat, and where you will stay. Arrange your lodgings far ahead of time and take into consideration any additional people, animals, or plants that will be traveling with you.

5) Transfer Your Driver's License

Although you will not likely get into trouble immediately for possessing a driver's license associated with your old street address, it's advisable if you obtain a new driver's license furnished by your new state of residence and displaying your new street address. The good news is, it is increasingly simple to switch a currently valid license to a new state. Some states can accommodate this request completely online, which happens to be super handy.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move suggests that mail sent to the wrong address will be incredibly challenging and perhaps also pricey to have forwarded to you. Ensure that you officially switch your address with the post office as well as arrange for short-term mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you successfully.

Following the same lines, make sure you complete the whole switch of utilities. Ensure that you have the utilities of your old house turned off or transferred to a property manager or new owner. At the new property, make sure that the utilities are on and in your name prior to when you arrive. Preferably, it's also helpful to have someone such as your real estate agent pop in and ensure the fridge is running. This will allow you to buy and stow knick knacks immediately after arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Travelling bag for Yourself

Don't forget, you may get to your end point ahead of the moving truck with all your items. This implies you will have to exist out of suitcases for a little while, so your suitcase ought to be effectively packed. Ensure that you have several changes of apparel, toiletries, prescription drugs, all your required financial information, and battery chargers for your personal devices packed. If at all possible, place all these items aside when you pack the remainder of your personal belongings into boxes to ensure that nothing crucial is left behind.

Your moving bag really should be part overnight-bag and part emergency bag, and it'll assist you to be prepared to stay in-transit for as long as your excursion and truck arrival takes. Every person moving together with you and each pet will typically have their own moving suitcase to make sure that everyone is properly prepared for a long quest and a few days in a mostly unfilled home.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Car for a Road Trip

While you get ready to leave, one of the last steps is usually to ready your vehicle for the lengthy journey ahead. Create a list of everything you will want along the way including a navigation device and charging infrastructure to be sure you do not get lost along with a comprehensive check-up of your vehicle to circumvent unnecessary maintenance issues. Additionally, you will need to make positive that you and everyone moving along with you can make it comfortably in the car even if there are extended periods without places to eat or hotel accommodations. Pack lots of water bottles and road treats and consider including a couple sleeping bags to make sure you can sleep in the new residence in advance of when your mattresses arrive.

9) Check Your Budget

No matter how vigilant you've been up to this point, it is all too easy to go over budget over the move itself. Your road trip schedule ought to include pre-booked rooms in hotels and a basic knowledge of the place where you are going to be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks en route. Be aware of your spending budget and keep tabs on the amount you spend on the road. In case cash is limited, consider packing snacks in a cooler and getting meals from grocery stores or little small-town cafes. If you are making your moving excursion into a holiday getaway by participating in sightseeing as you go along, make absolutely certain not to spend more than you meant to.

10) Keep in touch with Your Movers

Last but not least, throughout an interstate move to Denver, ensure that you keep in touch with your movers. While most cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, occasionally things go bad and scheduling details must be taken care of. Perhaps your moving truck gets a flat, or perhaps you are the one with the flat. You ought to be in constant connection with your movers to synchronize the arrival of your items and they might even have the ability to help you out of a road-trip problem should an unexpected catastrophe take place. Make sure that you swap contact numbers with your driver and go over delivery plans prior to leaving the origin location.

Relocating from state to state is a large undertaking and one you ought to accept with all seriousness. As soon as your belongings are in the hands of professional movers with your own method of travel is diligently prepared, your move will feel more like a fun road-trip holiday than a big logistical hassle. Let us enable you to have a smooth and pleasant interstate move to Denver.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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