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The 4 Things To Consider When Moving To Another State

Moving is stressful no matter how far you need to go. Even moving out of one house to another on the same street presents challenges. When you are moving out of state, these challenges get far more complicated. 

The more you know about what to expect, the smoother the process will go. Whether you are moving to Washington DC or even just the next state over, you’ll need to know a few things before you book your moving company.

In this article, I will go over several of the factors that go into a successful and problem free move to another state.

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1 – Take inventory

Since you’re going to be traveling a big distance, you need to have your packing done down to a science. You’ll need to have your moving company set up with the right size truck, after all. 

Before you get started, take inventory of everything that needs to go to the new address. Then you can mark the items that are going in the moving truck, what will be packed in your car and even what can be sent by courier if you fill up the other vehicles. 

For instance, Fort Lauderdale Couriers can take some of the items that are going last minute and didn’t make it into the moving truck. 

2 – Find the local providers

Utilities need to be switched before the move which is pretty much common knowledge. However, your utility providers are not likely to be the same ones in your new state. Everything from your cable provider, to utilities like electricity and gas are likely to be covered by different companies and possibly even state run agencies. 

Make sure you know who you are going to have to contact to make the switch a couple of months ahead of time. Since you may not be transferring your account within the same company, it can take a while to create a new account with another. 

3 – Healthcare

Unless you are moving because you got a job transfer and you’re keeping your work healthcare, then this could be a big thing to take care of. Some healthcare providers are only in some states. Your policy is likely not going to transfer when you make the move.

Look into who the healthcare providers are if you need to secure your own. If you are already hired somewhere then they likely will help you make the switch. 

4 – Transportation

Getting around in your new location could be very different than you’re used to. For instance, you may find yourself in an urban setting in which driving makes little sense. You could be commuting by the local trams, metro or buses instead of by car. 

Which means that you’ll need to make your transportation plans ahead of time. Expect to take longer to get from point A to point B when you first arrive, but try to understand the transportation system ahead of time to reduce any friction with regards to getting to work or school. 

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