Moving to a different home in the same state is one thing: moving to a whole other state is quite another. There are numerous things you need to think about if you have plans to move to another state, such as packing, housing and employment, and if you have senior parents, elderly moving services to help you with the move. Thankfully, there are things you can do to make moving to a different state easier on you.
In this post, Busy Buddies, Inc., discusses what you can do to make moving out of state easier.
Housing, Employment and New Schools
Before moving out of state, it’s important to first secure housing and employment. Even just securing the housing for now will be a huge load off your shoulders. When looking for employment, there are certain apps you can check out that can help you find a job in that area. If you don’t have work when you move, make sure you have at least 3 months worth of living expenses saved up to help you get by until you do find employment. If you have children, meanwhile, register them for school in the new area before moving out of state. This might even help you narrow down locations for a home and job.
Prior to moving, you should draw up a master plan before making the final decision to move out of state. This should outline how much money you can spend during the move, moving companies you can use and other related details. Research your moving company thoroughly to avoid getting scammed. For a professional job, hire the pros at Busy Buddies, Inc., to declutter your home in preparation for the move.
Make an Inventory
When packing, make an inventory of the things you plan to take with you on the move. Focus on the things you really need, such as furniture, dishes and other necessities to help you keep costs under control. Sell or donate the items you no longer need if you must.
Spot Moving Company Red Flags
Movers are heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and have to provide certain things to stay in compliance. These include insurance, up-to-date registration and a U.S. Department of Transportation number to track their reviews. If they have none of these, it’s best to move on and hire a different company that can comply with these regulations. Check with the FMCSA as well to see if they’re an accredited business.
Update Your Accounts
Before moving, be sure to let your utility companies and phone and internet provider know that you’re moving. That way they can transfer the utilities and make things a little easier on you. It will also help prevent them accidentally billing you twice. Update your mailing address as well to avoid missing any bills.
Be sure to let your friends and family know you’re moving to a different state. You can make a post on social media, send out an email or throw a little party to notify them. Set some time aside to say goodbye to everyone, and have one last get-together before you move.
Forward Your Mail
Before you move, update your address with the U.S. Postal Service’s database. You can do this online or go to their offices to make the change. That way they can forward any mail to your new address and help ensure that you don’t miss any important bills or documents.
Turn to Busy Buddies, Inc., for your home improvement needs. We’re your number one provider of caring transitions and senior moving services. Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve clients in McLean, VA, and other areas in the state of Virginia.