Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For sure, it may be a lot to figure out. Fortunately, there are a few actions you can take in advance to make the move to Denver less painful than it could be otherwise.
3 Tips to Ease the Process of a State-to-State Move
Though the task might never be completely seamless, these three steps might help lessen your anxiety.
Tip 1: When possible, do your paperwork in advance.
Moving always means changing your permanent address. Important documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Handling these items beforehand may permit you to check this item off your schedule and concentrate more entirely on your new house when you get there.
If you relocate between states, however, you have the added chore of procuring a new driver's license too. As with the change of address policies, many states have a set amount of time by which you need to exchange your old license for a new one, so be sure that you confirm with your new state's DMV website to understand the amount of time in which getting a new license will be required.
Some states require an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to accomplish the entire process online. Managing this task pre-move can help with 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 simplest matters.
Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.
In one sense, a state-to-state move is like a road trip and a move all together into one. Not only are you packing up all your earthly belongings for the move, but you are additionally preparing to spend at probably a day or two road-tripping to get to your new location.
Before you arrive at the final chores of packing up, always be sure to take a moment to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your loved ones) that will incorporate everything you will want for the following several days travelling:
- Face masks and hand sanitizer
- Changes of clothes
- ID's and documentation
Additionally do not forget about your furry family members! Be certain they have a few days' worth of supplies ready to go also.
Tip 3: Pick an experienced interstate moving company in Denver.
All moving companies have specialties. While many are experts in local relocations, others have put together systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If vetting potential moving companies in Denver, always be sure to ask thoughtful questions regarding their skills and areas of expertise. Make sure to check out consumer reviews, reach out to friends and contacts and take their advice into consideration.
While it's tempting just to pick the most affordable offer you get after a fast Google search, we have all been around long enough to understand that the cheapest quote isn't always the greatest selection in the long run. If you are faced with the stress of a state-to-state move, especially over an ongoing pandemic, you'll appreciate knowing you are in capable hands every step of the way.
We Can Help
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver, 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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