Are you planning to make a fresh start in a new location?

21 January 2022

Moving is something I am quite familiar with, as I have been moving to different locations since I was 22. My initial reasons for moving out include safety purposes (my work shift used to start at 5am), convenience, and to save time commuting and money taking cabs.

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Are you planning to make a fresh start in a new location? I am sure a lot can relate, especially now that national elections is coming. I know for a fact that a lot of people have decided to migrate if the wrong people get elected into the position. Either way, the beginning of the year is an ideal time to make some changes in your life, and moving somewhere new is a great way to do it. But, while fresh starts bring plenty of excitement, they can also cause a bit of anxiety. It is perfectly normal to feel a little nervous when moving to a new place, especially if it is a long way from your current home. However, the good news is that there are many ways to make moving cross country a lot easier for yourself while keeping your stress levels low.

If you have a move coming up, these tips should help you to make it less stressful:

Start Packing

Early One of the worst things about any house move is the packing. Packing up your belongings always takes so much longer than expected. Most people discover they also have far more stuff than they anticipated. Giving yourself a headstart on your packing is a great way to make it a less daunting task and will allow you plenty of time to sort through your items and declutter at the same time. Taking the time to declutter is a great way to ensure you are only transporting things you need and want to your new home ready for your fresh start.

Choose a Moving Company

When planning to move cross country, it can be challenging to take care of the entire moving process yourself including all the packing and heavy lifting involved. Transporting your belongings from state to state is also tricky and involves a significant amount of driving. Hiring a company that specializes in cross country moving and getting them to complete the move for you will make your life so much easier. With the help of the moving company, relocating will be so much more straightforward and much less stressful than it would be to complete on your own.

Do Lots of Research

Moving to a new neighborhood out of state can mean you have a pretty steep learning curve ahead. To avoid any surprises along the way, it is a great idea to research your new home town before the move. Understanding the state's laws and regulations will help you get your paperwork ready ahead of the move. 

It is crucial to check how to establish a legal domicile in your new state for your tax purposes. Another critical admin task to complete is researching how to get your driver's license transferred to the new state so that you can drive legally. If you have animals, it is crucial to check whether you need to apply for a pet license in your new state, as these requirements vary from state to state. Researching all the information you need to know about your new state and getting all of these admin tasks out of the way will enable you to focus on the excitement of your fresh start in a new location.  

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