Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process

Moving to a new houseBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is anxious even under great circumstances. Getting ready to move to a new state during 2021, multiplied by COVID-19 and pandemic-related troubles, is a whole separate thing. Even with the aid of a moving company in Dallas, not only will the move itself span several days and demand exact logistics, but it will additionally require you to take additional safeguards to keep yourself, your family, and anyone helping in the move safe.

Honestly, it may be a lot to handle. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take ahead of time to make your move to Dallas less stressful than it might be otherwise.

Three Tips to Ease the Process of a State-to-State Move

Though the process will never be entirely seamless, these three steps can help lessen your tension.

Tip 1: When possible, handle your paperwork in advance.

Moving always means changing your permanent address. Vital documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be contacted. Managing these tasks ahead of time may allow you to check this chore off your agenda and concentrate more entirely on your new home when you get there.

If you relocate to a new state, however, you have the extra task of procuring a new driver's license in addition. As with the change of address policies, most states have a set time period by which you must exchange your old license for a new one, so be sure that you confirm with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the time frame in which getting a new license will be needed.

Some states call for an in-person visit to the DMV, others allow you to take care of the entire process online. Accomplishing this step pre-move can ease the transition and free up important settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during the pandemic, when concerns of virus spread complicate even the simplest matters.

Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.

On one hand, a state-to-state move is like a road trip and a move all bundled into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly possessions for transportation, but you are additionally getting ready to spend at probably a day or two road-tripping to reach your new place.

Before you get to the last chores of packing up, always make sure to take time out to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family) which will incorporate everything you'll want for the following couple of days travelling:

  • Face masks and hand sanitizer
  • Changes of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • ID's and documentation
  • Cash

Additionally don't forget about your furry family members! Be sure they have several days' worth of supplies ready to go also.

Tip 3: Select an experienced interstate moving company in Dallas.

All moving companies have specialties. While a few are professionals at local relocations, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If interviewing possible moving companies in Dallas, always be sure to ask direct questions regarding their skills and areas of expertise. Be sure to check out consumer reviews, question friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.

While it's tempting just to pick the cheapest estimate you find after a simple Google search, we have all been around long enough to understand that the most affordable quote is not always the best selection in the end. If you're faced with the anxiety of a state-to-state move, especially during the ongoing pandemic, you'll appreciate knowing you're in capable hands the whole time.

We Can Help

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas, we specialize in residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We do the heavy lifting, so you don't have to. With no-contact services now available, we're here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.


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