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 hectic even under great circumstances. Getting ready to move to a new state during 2021, complicated by COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns, is a completely new level. Even with the help of a moving company in Denver, not only will the move itself consume a number of days and demand precise logistics, but it will additionally require you to take additional safeguards to keep yourself, your family, and anyone helping in the move safe.
 

For sure, it may be a lot to deal with. Luckily, there are a number of actions you can take beforehand to make the move to Denver less anxious than it could be otherwise.

Three Tips to Smooth the Process of a State-to-State Move

Though the move might never be completely simple, these three steps can help lessen your stress levels.

Tip 1: When possible, complete your paperwork ahead of time.

Moving always means changing your permanent address. Critical documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be updated. Managing these tasks in advance might permit you to check this task off your schedule and focus more fully on your new home when you get there.

If you relocate from state-to-state, however, you have the extra responsibility of getting a new driver's license in addition. Similar to the change of address rules, most states have a set time period by which you should exchange your old license for a new one, so be sure 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 a requirement.

Various states mandate an in-person visit to the DMV, others allow you to finish the entire process online. Managing this step before yourmove may ease the transition and free up important settling-in time in your new place of residence—especially during the pandemic, when threats of virus spread complicate even the easiest tasks.

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 grouped into one. Not only are you packing up all your earthly belongings for the move, but you are also getting ready to spend at probably a day or two road-tripping to get to your new location.

Before you get to the very last tasks of packing up, always make sure to take a moment to pack suitcases for yourself (and, if applicable, for your loved ones) that will incorporate everything you will need for the following several days on the road:

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

Additionally don't forget about your pets! Be certain they have a few days' worth of supplies ready to go in addition.

Tip 3: Pick an experienced interstate moving company in Denver.

All moving companies have specialties. While some are experts in local moves, others have created systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If talking to possible moving companies in Denver, always make sure to ask thoughtful questions concerning their skills and areas of expertise. Make sure to look at consumer reviews, reach out to friends and contacts and take their suggestions into consideration.

While it can be tempting just to pick the cheapest estimate you get after a simple Google search, we've all been around long enough to understand that the cheapest quote is not always the wisest selection in the end. If you are facing the pressure of an interstate move, especially over an ongoing pandemic, you will want to know you're in great hands the whole way.

We Can Help

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver, 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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