Checklist when moving to another state
If you have recently decided to leave your current place of residence and you want to start organizing your move, you should know that a somewhat complicated process lies ahead, which is why it is of utmost importance that you get down to organizing it as soon as possible. In case you have never gone through this hectic process, chances are you are anxious about it. But don’t worry – we are here to tell you what you should do first if you want everything to go according to plan. Read on and see which steps are the most important to take when planning your move to another state.
Research, research, research
First of all, you need to be aware of the fact that you need to do as much research as possible about every single thing regarding your relocation. To begin with, we suggest that you explore the city that you would like to move to so as to make sure you have made the right choice. Nowadays, you can find all kinds of information on the Internet, so don’t miss the chance to learn as much as possible about your future home. Check what amenities it has to offer, which neighborhoods are the safest ones, check the rates for rental houses, etc.
Once you research your chosen destination, you should also find out as much as possible about different moving companies and what kind of services they can provide you with so as to make your move comfortable. It is advisable to first narrow your choice down to several companies, and then compare these in order to decide which one is the best choice for you depending on your needs and expectations.
Set the moving budget
Based on the research you’ve done, you should think about the amount of money you can allocate for your relocation. Truth be told, the relocation process is, more often than not, quite expensive, so make sure you start planning your moving budget early enough. Luckily for you, most moving companies offer free moving quotes, which means you get to learn more about the possible cost of your move before you get the whole process started.
Get down to packing
We know that packing boxes for moving is somewhat tiresome, and you would probably like to put it off for as long as possible, but that would just make your move even more chaotic than it already is. So, we recommend that you start packing at least four to six weeks before your moving day. Not only is it important to leave enough time to deal with it, but you also need to be smart about it, i.e., get rid of the clutter if you want to make packing less stressful.
Notify utility service departments
Around one month before the actual move, you should remember to notify utility service departments about your relocation. Have them take care of electricity, water, gas, cable, internet, and other services which are to be canceled in your current home and set up in the new one.
Take care of documentation
Last but not least, don’t forget to check whether all your important documents (e.g., health records, contracts, and the like) are in one place. The best thing to do is gather all of these in one separate folder so that you know where exactly to look when you need them.
If you have any questions about your relocation, feel free to contact Trico Long Distance Movers anytime you want. Good luck with your move!