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Your Checklist for Moving to a New State

Are you moving from one state to another? My name is Laura, and I am a real estate expert. I work in multiple states and find that many of my clients don't know that each state has different laws about moving. For example, some states require you to get a new drivers license and car registration immediately while others give you a significant grace period. Some states require you to pay a fee for property you register while others do not. I will provide a checklist of things you need to consider before moving from one state to another. I hope you will learn a lot that can make your move easier.


Your Checklist for Moving to a New State

Three Helpful Hints To Make Your Local Move Go Smoothly

by Lester Herrera

Moving to a new home can be both exciting and stressful. Planning ahead for your move will help you to make a smooth transition, and there are a few things you can do to ensure you have a great moving experience. Here are a few things you can do to create a seamless moving experience.

Move Your TV And Computer First

While your local moving service can move all of your items for you, it may be a good idea to move at least one small TV and a laptop computer to your new home while the moving company is loading the truck with your other items. Having these two devices at your new home first thing in the morning means you can arrange with your local cable and internet provider to set up your services the same day that you move. You'll have access to cable TV and Internet starting on your first day in the home. Be sure to arrange for someone to be at the new home to let the cable installer in the home, and to sign any invoices for the work being done. Once the rest of your electronic components arrive, you can have your local moving service set them up for you.

Pack A To-Go Box And Bag

If you aren't planning on having your local moving company unpack your items at your new home, you should consider packing one box and one suitcase with items you'll need right away. This means you won't have to search for boxes containing essential items right after the move is complete. Pack coffee mugs, spoons, a coffeemaker and any other kitchen essentials in the box, and pack the suitcase with pajamas, a change of clothes for the next day, bath towels and personal toiletry items. Having these essentials readily available means you'll be able to unpack the rest of your belongings on your own schedule. If you have children, pack a small backpack for each of them with a few favorite toys, snacks, pajamas and a change of clothes.

Plan On Ordering In

Before your move, check out the different restaurants that deliver to your new home. Ordering in for dinner the night of your move means you won't have to cook after a long day of moving. You might also consider ordering a pizza lunch for your family, and consider ordering extra for your movers as a thank-you for all their hard work.

Talk to your local moving company about the different services it offers to help you make your move go more smoothly. Your movers might be able to help you assemble new furniture, unpack your items and take any old, unwanted furnishings to your local trash facility. With these extra add-on services, you can be sure your moving day will go as smoothly as possible. Contact a business, such as Walsh Moving & Storage, for more information.