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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 Types Of Storage Companies And How They May Work For You

by Lester Herrera

Storage is pretty much a normal part of adult life. You acquire stuff, and eventually you have too much stuff and it has to go somewhere. Storage companies count on consumer need to keep and "horde" their stuff, but what you may not know is that there are now three types of storage you can choose from.

Traditional Self-Storage

This is the self-storage you probably imagine when storage companies are mentioned. Several units, inside or out, are lined up like a series of garages with roll-up doors. You can either haul your stuff to the unit yourself, or a moving company does it for you. Usually, you sign a lease that allows you to rent your space from month-to-month or lock into a year for the current monthly rental rate. Terms are usually quite flexible, but traditional self-storage companies often add their own terms and requirements to their contracts. Be sure to read your contract thoroughly before you sign.

Portable Storage Pods

Portable storage pod companies are gaining in popularity because of the convenience these pods represent. The company brings the pods to your property, drops them where you want them, you fill the pods with your stuff, and then you either keep the pods on your property or the company picks the pods up and puts them in their storage facility for you.

These storage pods are especially useful for:

  • Moving stuff out of your house during a remodel
  • Storing your belongings while a real estate agent stages your house for an open house
  • Storing your garage stuff when your old garage is being torn down and a new one is erected in its place
  • Slowly packing and moving your stuff out of the house and into a pod (which will then be moved to the location of your new home or apartment) so that you do not have to rush around at the last minute packing and spend an entire day off of work packing

Warehouse Storage

Warehouse storage is not commonly used for regular consumers, unless you have a lot of stuff or you have enormous items that simply cannot be stored anywhere else. This is ideal storage for you, the consumer, when you have a sailboat, oversized yacht, or several vintage cars you want to keep in a safe, covered, environmentally-controlled building. Warehouse storage is also good for the storing of valuable items, such as works of art and artifacts.

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