Moving to a New State Guide, Checklist and Tips

Moving to a New State Guide, Checklist and Tips

Moving is stressful. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you stay on track. Moving from one place to another is tough, and so is relocating your life in general. However, don’t lose sight that moving to a new place is an exciting time as well!

Follow these tips to help ease the transition to a new state.    

Create A Budget

Software programs are probably the easiest way to create a budget template. Microsoft Word or Excel are some of the best programs you can use with Excel allowing you to use formulas for easy calculations.

Even though it may seem like a lot of work, creating a moving budget should be your first step in planning your move. It will force you to look closely at ways to possibly save money and what the true cost of your move will be, both before the move and after you’ve unpacked the last box.

Be sure to research the cost of living, and compare it to the towns around. For example, Whistler homes for sale are going to be more costly than homes in Squamish. No matter what your pay grade is, living comfortably and within your means should be your first concern. 

Hire Movers

Professional moving companies can do everything related to your move, including packing your boxes, moving items and unpacking your belongings at your new house. This option will likely cost the most but involve the least amount of stress and work for you. You can save on costs by packing yourself.

Using a moving company may not be as expensive as you think, and it’s worth your time to get an estimate for large or long distance moves. When you’re considering costs, make sure to factor in these expenses.

Garage Sale

Packing isn’t usually something people look forward to. While you can’t avoid it, you can certainly make the process easier. Don’t spend time packing and moving things that you don’t really need to take with you. One of the easiest ways to get rid of all your unwanted things is to have a garage sale.

The key to a successful garage sale is to start planning early on, so you aren’t scrambling to organize a sale right before your move date. You’ll probably end up with a few things that don’t sell. You can always gather up everything and drop it off at a local charity shop.

This is also a good time to deal with all the other things you couldn’t sell, to begin with. If you’ve got a large amount of stuff to get rid of, it might be worth looking into hiring a junk removal company to clear everything out.

Move-in Day

You will need cash and essentials for moving day. You will need cash to tip your moving crew and to pay for any food you order. When you move everything into your new house, you might need a little time to unwind before you start unpacking.

Therefore, having 24 hours’ worth of essential items in an overnight bag is beneficial.

Update Your Car Docs: You have 30 days to update plates, tags, and insurance after moving.

Notify Government Institutions: Change your address with the IRS and other applicable government institutions, such as Social Security or the VA. Confirm mail forwarding with the post office.

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  3. Aaron W says:

    I appreciate you sharing these tips, moving from one state to another is definitely a large undertaking. If you’re trying to move to another large city with multiple suburbs, how do you recommend comparing the cost of living between the different municipalities? Thanks in advance!

  4. Ruhi says:

    Hi, Recently I moved from Hyderabad to Chennai. It makes me sick arranging all stuff and hiring people to pack and movers, to sell my bike and some stuff and all. I wish i had read this before it makes me Easier.

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