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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

How To Make Your International Move Less Stressful

by Lester Herrera

Whether you're moving to a neighboring country or the other side of the world, long-distance moves can be stressful for the entire family. Here are some things you can do to make the process easier on everyone involved:

Create a To-Do Calendar for the Household

Creating a do-to calendar on a white board and hanging it on a wall in your home is an excellent way to make sure that everyone in your family stays on track with their tasks in the weeks leading up to your move. List everyone's name on the board down the left-hand side, and then use thin masking tape to create a seven-day calendar on the rest of the board. Label the days of the week up top, and you can assign daily tasks to each person, so they know what's expected of them throughout the week.

To keep the kids motivated, draw a little star on the days that they complete their tasks without having to be reminded. If they fill the entire week up with stars, offer them a small reward that will help relieve some stress, such as a trip to the movies or a picnic in the park.

Sell and Replace the Big Stuff

Instead of moving all of your furnishings a long-distance to your new home, consider selling everything that has no personal value to you and saving the money you make to purchase new stuff once you get settled into your new home. It's a good idea to bring along your beds, a couple of chairs, and a table so you have somewhere to sit, sleep, and eat as soon as you move in.

But large couches, furnishings in the garage or attic, oversized appliances, and even artwork can all be sold before your move to increase convenience and decrease stress levels. Consider hosting a silent auction to sell off your expensive items, as you'll likely get more money for them that way than if you were to sell them at a garage sale.

Have Your Stuff Shipped Ahead of Time

You can take a lot of stress off your plate by having a moving company ship a lot of your stuff to your new community ahead of time and store it for you until you get there and are ready for it to be delivered. By having the large items shipped over ahead of time, you'll have more space in your home to pack up the smaller stuff and you'll minimize clutter, so it's easier to live and move around in all the commotion. Have the movers pick your stuff up two or three weeks before your actual move, so you don't have to think about it again until you arrive at your new home.

These tips and tricks should make it easier and less stressful to move your family a long-distance. For more information, contact local professionals like Hollander Storage & Moving.