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 stressful even under great conditions. Getting prepared to move to a new state in 2021, multiplied by COVID-19 and pandemic-related troubles, is a entire separate level. Even with the aid of a moving company in Atlanta, not only will the move itself take a number of days and call for precise logistics, but it will additionally require you to take added safeguards to keep yourself, your family, and anyone helping in the move safe.

In reality, it's a lot to deal with. Luckily, there are several actions you can take ahead of time to make your move to Atlanta less painful than it may be otherwise.

3 Tips to Smooth the Process of a State-to-State Move

Though the task will never be entirely seamless, these three steps might help bring down your tension.

Tip 1: If possible, complete your paperwork beforehand.

Moving always requires updating your permanent address. Critical documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be contacted. Managing these steps in advance will allow you to check this item off your schedule and focus more entirely on your new residence when you get there.

If you move to a new state, however, you have the extra chore of procuring a new driver's license too. As with the change of address regulations, many states have a set time period by which you need to exchange your old license for a new one, so be certain that you check with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the time frame in which getting a new license will be a requirement.

Various states mandate an in-person visit to the DMV, others allow you to take care of the whole process online. Accomplishing this step before yourmove may ease the transition and free up important settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during a pandemic, when concerns of virus transmission complicate even the simplest chores.

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

In one sense, a state-to-state move is similar to a road trip and a move all together into one. Not only are you packing up all your earthly possessions for transport, but you're additionally arranging to spend at least a day or two road-tripping to reach your new town.

Before you get to the final stages of packing up, always be certain to take time out to pack suitcases for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family members) that will incorporate everything you will want for the next few days on the road:

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

Also don't forget about your pets! Make sure they have several days' worth of supplies available in addition.

Tip 3: Pick an experienced interstate moving company in Atlanta.

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

While it's tempting just to choose the most affordable estimate you find after a fast Google search, we have all been around long enough to know that the least expensive offer isn't always the best choice in the long run. If you're facing the pressure of a state-to-state move, especially over the ongoing pandemic, you'll want to know you are in great hands every step of the way.

We Can Help

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


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