Advice / Life Hacks · August 9, 2018

8 Steps for Prepping to Move Out of State

If you are planning on moving to a different state, this is a delicate matter that requires a lot of planning and preparation. The last thing you want is to not have a plan on moving day. The reason a state move is more demanding than a move across town or neighborhood is that moving states comes with a lot of changes. Here are preparation steps you need to take to ensure you are ready for your interstate move.

1.      Get A State to State Mover

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You need to find the best state to state moving company to help with your move. You can compare different companies to find the one with the best services, deals, and conditions for moving. Ensure you book your mover as soon as you decide you’re moving. This will ensure that they are available on the day of your move.

2.      Come Up with A Budget

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Moving to a different state comes with expenses. It is important for you to set a budget for your move. Having a budget is the best way to monitor your expenses and ensure you do not use more than you can afford.

3.      Create an Inventory

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When moving to a different state, the last thing you want is to transport clutter from your old house to the new one. Over the years, your home accumulates a lot of things you will never need. It is important to take stock of everything you own and decide what you need to take and what you need to leave. You can have a yard sale for the things you do not need and the money you make can go towards your moving cost.

4.      Start Packing

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When moving to a new state, it is important to start packing weeks to the moving date. Packing is the part of the moving process that takes longest to complete. When you start packing only days to the move, you will not have enough time to pack everything properly.

5.      Have All Your Medical Records in Place

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Moving to a new state means that you need to get a new family physician. Your new doctor will need copies of your medical reports from your previous doctor. Therefore, ensure you gather all the necessary documents from your current physician.

6.      Cancel All Services and Change Your Address

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Your new home comes with a new address and thus you need to make these changes in your documentation. Also, ensure you cancel any subscriptions in your previous home. Failure to do this can mean that you will miss important mail in your new home as it will still be delivered to your old address.

7.      Transfer Home Utilities

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When you are moving to a different state, your postal address is not the only thing that will change. Your utility supplies company will also change. Therefore, you need to ensure you transfer your home utilities. You need to schedule for a disconnection in your current home. Get in touch with the new utility supply companies and schedule for a connection in your new home.

8.      Plan for Your Personal Transportation

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A moving company such as Matco is only responsible for moving your household goods. Therefore, you need to plan how you and your family will get to your new home.