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 stressful even under great conditions. Getting ready to move to a new state during 2021, complicated by COVID-19 and pandemic-related troubles, is a entire separate thing. Even with the assistance of a moving company in Killeen, not only will the move itself span several days and require exact logistics, but it will also require you to take extra precautions to keep yourself, your family, and anyone aiding in the move safe.
 

In reality, it is a lot to process. Luckily, there are some steps you can take beforehand to make the move to Killeen less anxious than it might be otherwise.

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

Though the task may never be entirely stress-free, the following three steps might help reduce your anxiety.

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

Moving always necessitates changing your permanent address. Vital documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Taking care of these items in advance might allow you to check this task off your schedule and concentrate more entirely on your new residence when you get there.

When you move to a new state, however, you have the additional chore of procuring a new driver's license in addition. Like with change of address policies, many states have a set amount of time by which you need to exchange your old license for a new one, so make sure that you confirm with your new state's DMV website to understand the time period in which getting a new license will be a requirement.

Various states require an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to finish the complete process online. Taking care of this chore before yourmove will help with the transition and free up valuable settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during a pandemic, when threats of virus transmission complicate even the easiest tasks.

Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.

In one sense, a state-to-state move is similar to a road trip and a move all grouped into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly possessions for the move, but you are additionally getting ready to spend at likely a day or two road-tripping to reach your new place.

Before you get to the final tasks of packing up, always be sure to take a moment to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your loved ones) that will incorporate everything you'll want for the next several days on the road:

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

And do not forget about your furry friends! Double check that they have a few days' worth of supplies available also.

Tip 3: Choose an experienced interstate moving company in Killeen.

All moving companies have specialties. While many are professionals at local relocations, others have put together systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. When interviewing potential moving companies in Killeen, always be certain to ask thoughtful questions concerning their skills and areas of expertise. Be sure to check out consumer reviews, call friends and contacts and take their suggestions into consideration.

While it can be tempting just to pick the cheapest quote you find after a simple Google search, we have all been around long enough to understand that the cheapest quote is not always the wisest choice in the end. If you're faced with the stress of a state-to-state move, particularly over an ongoing pandemic, you'll want to know you're in good hands every step of the way.

We Can Help

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Killeen, we offer residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We handle the heavy lifting, so you do not have to. With no-contact services now available, we're here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.

 

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