Every move has unique challenges, but interstate moves require much more preparation than when moving around in the same state. In this article, we will give you some important tidbits of wisdom on making your interstate move successful.
1. Do Your Research
The United States has all kinds of environments, climates, crime rates, and laws spread across the nation. Doing your research and discussing how things like taxes vary from state to state is an important consideration to have in any move. Contacting a local expert or guide who can give you an idea of what life is like in your new state can also be very helpful in making a seamless transition from one state to the next.
2. Start Packing Early
We know that it’s tempting to procrastinate, but if you try to pack up everything in one weekend, chances are you will be feeling stressed and overwhelmed. If you know that you’re planning a move, spend time each day packing up what you can, so that on moving day, all you have to do is shuffle everything into the truck and be on your way.
3. Move Everything, Including Your Mail
Not everything you need to move is tangible. Any medical records, utilities, and mail you have needs to transfer along with you. Make sure to change your billing address or your place of residence on any insurance or credit cards you hold.
Moving to a new state can feel like being on the cusp of a whole new frontier, where even customs and accents can change. Preparing the technical aspects of the move in advance can give you space to process the move emotionally and adjust to your new life in a new part of the country.