10 Practical Suggestions for Relocating to a New State

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Moving BoxesYou will find a tremendous difference between moving locally and relocating to a new state. You and your things are not just making a short jaunt from one house to another, you're making an intricate journey which may take several days and needs plenty of logistics. During this time period, it can be all too easy to allow something vital slip through the cracks or mismanage your individual objectives of the move to Little Rock. We have seen a considerable amount of interstate moves and would like to offer a couple words of professional advice concerning how to make certain you, your items, and your life arrive undamaged without unwarranted stress to your new residence.

1) Research Your New House Ahead of Time

Above all, recognize where you are moving. Researching your new home is not only doing a tour of the house before purchasing or signing a rental lease. We suggest you incorporate internet research with a mini-vacation spent driving about your new community and city, getting to know the lay of the land in Little Rock and the area companies you might want to call on. Moms and dads will be curious about the caliber of the school districts, and pet owners will need to explore mandatory pet licenses, if any. You will also want measurements of your new home's doorways to ensure your household furniture will fit through.

2) Choose the Best Interstate Moving Service

Each and every interstate, state-to-state, and cross-country moving service is diverse. Some professional moving services can supply you with the fundamentals you will need to get items from a location to another, don't simply select the first one that appears within your local online search. Consider costs, services, and timing to find a moving company who is able to supply the moving experience to Little Rock you want most within your moving budget. Don't forget to verify their online reputation with others who've moved with the provider to make sure you're working with a highly rated mover recognized for their customer service.

3) Build a Strategic Packing Strategy

Packing for an interstate move may include similar basic tasks, but it feels completely different than a local residential move. Due to there being no multiple jaunts or returning for forgotten things, and due to the fact you may need everything squared away promptly in the new home, make a comprehensive strategic packing plan. Pare down your belongings by giving things away, donating items to charity, eBay sales or a yard sale for people with more belongings than you want to take and in addition, begin packing early. Label each box visibly, and tell your movers if you would like your rooms loaded in any specific order for easy quick unpacking.

4) Arrange Your Own Transportation and Accommodations

While your long distance moving service to Little Rock will handle moving all your inanimate belongings, you, in addition to any household pets and indoor plants, will likely need to go in your own motor vehicle. In all likelihood, you will find yourself taking a lengthy road trip. Make sure to organize your cross-country excursion diligently incorporating regular rest breaks, where you want to eat, and where you will stay. Arrange your accommodations in advance and consider any additional people, pets, or plants that will be traveling with you.

5) Transfer Your Driver's License

While you will not get in trouble instantaneously for having a license linked to your old street address, it's advisable if you obtain a new license furnished by your new state of residence and exhibiting your new street address. The good news is, it is increasingly simple to transfer a presently valid license to a new state. Some states are able to accommodate this request totally online, which can be very hassle-free.

6) Utilities and Mail Forwarding

An interstate move suggests that mail shipped to the improper address will be exceptionally complicated and perhaps also pricey to get forwarded to you. Ensure that you officially switch your home address with the post office and arrange for short-term mail forwarding so your letters and packages catch up with you correctly.

Along the same lines, remember to do the full transfer of utilities. Ensure that you have the utilities of your past house turned off or transferred to a landlord or new owner. At the new house, be sure that the utilities are on and in your name prior to when you arrive. Preferably, it is also beneficial to have somebody like your real estate agent pop in and ensure the fridge is working. This allows you to get and store knick knacks immediately following arrival.

7) Pack a Moving Suitcase for Yourself

Remember, you may reach your house before the moving truck along with your possessions. This means you'll need to live out of suitcases for a short time, so your luggage really should be adequately packed. It is important to have several changes of clothing, toiletries, medicines, all your essential financial information, and chargers for your personal gadgets packed. If at all possible, put all these belongings to one side when you pack the remainder of your personal things into cartons to ensure nothing crucial is neglected.

Your moving bag ought to be part overnight-bag and part emergency bag, and it will assist you to prepare to live in-transit for as long as your journey and truck arrival might take. Each person moving with you and every family pet will typically have their own moving travelling bag to make sure that everyone is adequately set up for a long journey and a couple of days within a mostly unfilled home.

Moving - Packing8) Pack Your Automobile for a Road Trip

As you start preparing to depart, one of the final steps is to ready your motor vehicle for the long trip in front of you. Write down a list of everything you will need as you go along including a navigation device and charging infrastructure to ensure you don't end up being lost plus a comprehensive check-up of your automobile to avoid unneeded maintenance incidents. You'll want to make sure that you and anybody moving together with you can make it comfortably inside the car even when there are long stretches with no restaurants or hotels. Pack a good amount of water bottles and road snacks and think about including a few sleeping bags to make sure you can sleep in the new residence ahead of when your beds arrive.

9) Examine Your Budget

Regardless of how vigilant you have been up to this time, it's all too easy to go over budget throughout the move itself. Your road trip plan should include pre-booked hotel rooms plus a general knowledge of where you will be stopping to eat and take restroom breaks on the way. Bear in mind your budget and keep track of how much you spend on the road. If funds are tight, consider packing snacks in a cooler and getting your food from supermarkets or little small-town eateries. If you're making your moving journey into a holiday getaway by engaging in sightseeing along the way, make absolutely certain not to spend more than you meant to.

10) Stay in Contact with Your Movers

Last but not least, throughout an interstate move to Little Rock, ensure that you keep in touch with your movers. While most cross-country moves are uneventful and smooth-sailing, at times things go wrong and scheduling details will have to be taken care of. Maybe your moving truck gets a flat, or maybe you're the one with the flat. You want to maintain continuous connection with your movers to coordinate the arrival of your belongings and they might even be able to help you out of a road-trip problem should an unexpected disaster arise. Be sure that you trade contact numbers with your driver and discuss delivery plans prior to leaving the origin location.

Relocating from state to state is a large project and one you ought to undertake with all seriousness. As soon as your belongings are in the hands of professional movers as well as your own travel is carefully prepared, your move will feel much more like an enjoyable road-trip vacation than a big logistical hassle. Let us assist you to have a smooth and enjoyable interstate move to Little Rock.