Interstate Moving to Denver--Keeping Your Sanity Between the Lines

Moving - Planning a Move

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Moving to a new residence is a big deal, however if your new residence is in a new state, there are lots of different things to find out along with the typical "Where is the dry cleaners?" dilemma. Even though your interstate move to Denver may well be just a couple of miles, as a new resident there are lots of things that will be different from your previous home--so keep this cheat sheet at hand when you're coordinating your life going forward.

If you have bought a new house you've probably visited the town and put in a bit of time online understanding the new neighborhood, analyzed schools, and determined the closest bistro. Now comes the nitty-gritty of the interstate move to Denver--the planning and specifics which are so quickly lost within the stress of the piles of boxes.

Identify Your Spending Plan

Moving is not cheap. In case your move is corporate and it is not on your own dime, skip ahead of the class. If you are footing the bill, remember that all moving companies are not created equal and research your options before you decide the best way to take care of a move and which moving company to hire. Check around for recommendations, but verify the company you decide on is part of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association (their license number will be on their website and vans). The Better Business Bureau is another excellent resource for quality moving companies in Denver.

Determine your budget for the move before you get started. You can save money by doing your own packing up and driving, and using labor to load and unload the moving van. Most movers have a variety of services and you can select those that you want. This is an excellent strategy to use for anybody who is confident packing some things, but want help with such things as electronics and collectibles.

Trustworthy companies will not supply you with a price without knowing precisely what you will be moving and how far. That being said, schedule an in-home survey and tell the estimator exactly what you're planning on moving. Be sure to obtain a written quote, read it closely and ask questions in case there are amounts or specifics which might be difficult to understand.

Plan Your Packing

It is like eating an elephant, take it a single bite-or box-at the time. Begin purging whenever you find out you're moving to Denver. In the event that you've not used the item or worn it in six months’ time, donate it, sell it, or dispose of it. If the movers are packing for you, it's a good deal less complicated to be savage with the purge if you consider if an item is worth paying some other person to wrap and pack it.

Be mindful of your new life--if you are moving from Minnesota to a exotic climate, leave the polar fleece coat and winter boots with your neighbor. They will come in handy when you visit and be entirely pointless in place where 65 degrees is viewed as a cold snap. Pack your out of season apparel and toys to begin with, and work your way to the necessities. A short time ahead of the move itself, pack up a duffel bag with the necessities for the day or two you are in transit.

Moving with PetsHauling the Transportation

If you're relocating across the country and flying your family members, ensure you let the movers know they're going to be moving motor vehicles, boats, golf carts, covered wagons--whatever's on wheels, it has to go on the moving van unless of course you are driving it. Anytime animals are members of your family, often it is smart for a couple of you to drive with the pets. Consult your veterinarian and check with airlines about pet policies when you first know you're moving. Additionally, organize with the movers on the time allocated for transportation, particularly if you are going by plane. If your furniture and TV are a full week behind, you'll need a hotel in the interim, and the earlier you prepare those plans the better, specifically with animals involved.

M-Day Minus Fourteen and Counting

The last few days just before you close the door for the last time is often a flurry of activities, you need to mark these items off your checklist. 

  • Confirm present utilities are shifting or turning off the day after your move. In case you're in a freezing climate on either end, try to ask your realtor to be on the lookout for burst water lines at the new house in Denver--that's not much of a welcome home for anyone.
  • Confirm the mail is halted and forwarded, and that you've done the change of home address paperwork for bank accounts, medical care, and insurance plans information. You are able to change your home address on the web and get a new PO box, but be aware that the Post Office assigns you a box and it's generally on the bottom row. It's best to go in after you have moved and choose one yourself.
  • Make hard copies of important paperwork, keep them in a file folder with you during the interstate move itself. This consists of prescriptions, immunization records for the kids and pets, insurance cards, identification documents, and everything else you might need to obtain in a rush.
  • Schedule the cable/internet person for as soon as possible. Don't be concerned if their appointment coincides with the movers; they're familiar with working around boxes. It's an occupational hazard for promising to show up whenever within a five-hour window. 


There are certain things that sound judgment dictates should not go on a moving truck. If you're concerned about driving with a full gas can for the mower in the car, ponder loading a moving truck with lawn tools, fertilizer, and chlorine bleach and heading out cross country to Denver. So, in the event you require a reminder, here are a few things that movers will not be allowed to move. 

  • ANY chemicals--household cleaners, paint and paint thinner, finger nail polish (actually) and remover, fertilizer, chemistry sets
  • perishable food items
  • houseplants--states have rules about introducing new kinds in an attempt to avoid new pests as well as fungi. There isn't any border patrol examining your car or trucks to confiscate your caladiums, but you ought not be the person who shipped in the aphids which killed off the area vegetation.
  • Cash, fine jewelry, stock certificates--keep those with you; moving companies will not be answerable for assets like this. 

Establish Domicile

Meaning letting the new state know you're arriving. You will need to commence paying taxes in your new state as soon as the ink dries on your new mortgage. Let your accountant know you're moving--some states might not have state income taxes! Each state has their particular tax rates, regulations, and various one of a kind regulations. Check your new state's internet site for information on licensing pets, teenage drivers, as well as other arcane legalities you will need to understand. After getting moved you'll need new drivers’ licenses and vehicle tags--check to see what the grace time is for new occupants. In most states you can register to vote at the DMV; again, look at the state website to determine the deadline for signing up to be a good citizen.

And, now that you have this interstate move to Denver well in hand, focus on the vital stuff--like deciding your new favorite teams.