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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

Renting A Self-Storage Unit For A Month Can Be A Great Help

by Lester Herrera

Self-storage can be a big help when you are moving from your current house and the new one is not quite ready for your belongings. However, there are other times in life when it would be ideal to have the extra space to put things. Here are just a few times you might want to consider renting a storage unit for a month or two.


If you have children who snoop about the house starting at Thanksgiving, looking for their Christmas gifts, you need to find a safe place to store everything. Using a self-storage unit solves the problem. You can take the items there right from the store and keep them there until you're ready to bring them home. Make sure to take all the wrapping paper, tape, and other supplies so you can wrap them right there and then take them home to put out under the tree.


Even if you are just going to be painting a room, you are going to need to find a place to put the furnishings while the work is being done. Sure, you might only need the place for a day or weekend, but it is better than trying to work around it all. In addition, you don't want to have to clean paint off the sofa because the canvas drape slipped. Any project longer than a simple repainting will require all the furnishings be moved and in the way for a longer time. Keep everything safe in a self-storage unit at a facility near your home.


While you don't need to move your furniture to a storage unit while you are on vacation, it could be a good idea to take your valuables or items often targeted for theft to one. Jewelry, electronics, and bikes can be stored easily. You may also consider taking photo albums and important papers to the unit to protect them from an unexpected water leak or another catastrophe.

It might seem silly to spend the money on a self-storage unit for these reasons, but that depends on how important the reason or the items are to you. Keep in mind that many storage facilities offer a discount on the first month's rent. You might be surprised at how inexpensive it is to rent a small unit for a single month. Call around and get the best deal and it could be well worth it. Contact a company like Carolina Self Storage for more info on rates and sizes.