Moving to another state is no small undertaking. Between packing and tying up loose ends, there is no shortage of preparations to be made. Take steps ahead of time to make this move easier on yourself and your family.
Invest in Physical Damage Insurance
If you are hiring movers to pack and/or move your belongings, it’s worth investing in physical damage insurance. This covers the costs of any goods that are damaged in the moving process and can offer peace to your already overwhelmed mind.
Pack an “Open First” Box
Think about what you will need as soon as you arrive at your new home. What do you use on the daily that you don’t have time to wait for? Pack this box and either carry it in the car with you or make sure it is the last box loaded into the moving truck. Some ideas include:
Toilet paper and paper towels
Coffee maker and beans
Learn as much as you can about your new state and its laws. What do you need to take care of first? Some considerations might be:
Getting your driver’s license.
Tabs and licensing for your vehicle.
School enrollment for your children.
Vaccinations and licensing for any pets you have.
Start this new chapter in your life the right way. Be prepared for living in your new home by taking proper measures before you leave.