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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

Packing And Moving Into A Storage Unit

by Lester Herrera

When you are putting your belongings into a storage unit, you should do so with the mindset that you may need to gain access to some of your items before you take everything back out of the unit. This means it is important for you to pack the boxes in an organized manner and put everything in the unit in a specific way that allows for easy access to whatever you may need. The information provided here is going to help you pack your storage unit in a structured way so you can enjoy hassle-free access to anything in it.

Use wardrobe boxes

When you pack your clothing in wardrobe boxes, you will be able to keep them from getting wrinkled while they are in storage. You will also be able to find them easily since they will be in the designated wardrobe boxes which are generally clearly labeled and taller than your average packing boxes. These boxes have a rod in them so you can hang your clothing from hangers.

Use clear storage bins

If you are able to, you should consider putting your belongings into plastic storage bins that are clear in color. The plastic storage bins will have securely fitting lids on them that keep your items protected. The bins also have sturdy handles so you can move them easier. You can also see right inside of them and this makes it a lot easier for you to find anything you are looking for in the unit.

Pack large items along the back wall

By putting your appliances and large pieces of furniture along the back wall, you will leave room for the boxes and bags closer to the front and center part of the unit, where they will be easier to get at. You want to be careful not to put very heavy items on top of the appliances, but you can put lightweight items on them, such as bedding, lampshades, bags of stuffed animals and more.

Create aisles

When you are putting the boxes into the storage unit, you should line the sides and the back wall with boxes and go no higher than three high for larger-sized boxes. Then, stack boxes in straight lines going from front to back and make sure to leave a couple of feet between each aisle. This will make it so you can get between the aisles to get at a box you need without a lot of problems and chances of breaking things.

Hire a moving company

If you are dreading the thought of packing everything and moving it into a storage unit yourself, then you should hire a moving company to do it for you. They have all the supplies needed and are well-versed on the proper way to pack and store your items so they are secure and easy for you to get at when you need them.