Whether moving within the state or out of state, most of the items on your to-do list will remain the same, however, the farther you move away, the harder it is to go back for any forgotten items, so you need to be organized throughout your process. Aside from hiring a reputable mover among the available long distance moving companies, you should create a timeline of planned activity. This will allow you to complete your move in a stress-free manner, rather than running to catch up at the last minute. The following are some items that should be on your to-do list:
Change of Address Prepare your change of address with the US Postal Service in advance through their website. It’s simple and easy to do and only costs $1. You can also go online to change your magazine and newspaper subscriptions in advance so your mailings aren’t delayed.
Auto Insurance Be sure to talk with your auto insurance company about your coverage. You may have a specific amount of time to legally change your driver’s license and auto insurance, but each state has its own rules, so you will have to do your homework! Rates can differ by city and state, so you need to know how the new rates might affect your budget.
Utilities Set aside some time to make a handful of phone calls. Your local gas, electric, water and waste services all need to be called. Some may require gaining entrance into your home for the shutoff. These are details that you will have to note after calling each one. Note that it isn’t required to notify Social Security of your change of address.
Important Documents Keep family health records and essential documents separated from the items that get packed. If you have pets, keep their records with you, also.
Vehicle Transport How will you be arriving to your new home? Will it be by car or plane? Did you know that long distance moving companies can often transport your automobile and/or motorbikes, as well? Call with your specific details so they can assist you with this decision.
Good long distance moving companies understand what their customers are going through during this transitional time. So, don’t hesitate to call your moving specialist at L&J Transportation when you are unclear about something. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.