Moving out of state, especially across the country, can be rather overwhelming. After all, it’s not like you’re just moving down the street. This will be a completely new state with different trends, places to shop, and several other things that you will have to learn. Don’t let this damper this crucial milestone in your life!
These out of state moving tips will help you get through this new adventure with ease.
The first part of moving is not packing, but rather, purging your things. There is no better time than the move to get rid of the things you always meant to do away with, that simply don’t work anymore, or that you really don’t need around. The less stuff you have to move around with, the easier the move will be. That aside, the best way to start this new chapter of your life is to start fresh and simple.
Next, gather up all of your records and keep them organized. Collect your medical, veterinary, school, and any other type of important records to make it all the easier to transfer to your new city and state. You should keep all of these important papers in binders, folders, or other filing system to ensure that you won’t lose them or have to dig for them later on.
After you have all of your records, you need to update your information on a few things including your driver’s license, your mailing address, and where you are registered to vote. Much like with your records, this will make things way easier down the line and will allow you to focus on getting used to your new home rather than stressing about forms and how to get information changed.
Now it’s time to get packed! Make sure to label everything and think about what items you will want during your first day and what items you can do without for a while. For example, toiletries, sleep and bedroom accessories, and everyday clothes are all things you won’t be happy to be without on the first day. In fact, any items you want on the first day you might want to take yourself in a suitcase or box to ensure you have it with you encase the moving truck gets slowed down or you need to stop at a hotel.