Being a long distance mover can be a stressful place to be if you’re moving yourself and are unprepared. However by preparing yourself for the move you can alleviate a ton of stress by following a few principles. This moving guide walks you through some of the things you need to consider. Things like knowing the area. If you’re moving to a new state and don’t know where anything is then you can be missing out on some cool hotspots and can even be dangerous by not knowing where places like the local hospital are.
Another great thing to do is prepare yourself mentally. Moving long distances can be a big strain on not just you but your entire family. Your family has roots where you’re from in some form or fashion and leaving everything behind for a new place can be a big change, minimizing the shock to the system can be done by first visualizing your move. Think about what your new life will be like and if you’ve visited the area beforehand, this should also give everyone in your family a place to visualize as well.
Undoubtedly a long distance move will be more stressful the younger the person is so read other information on moving blogs about how handle the stress. With a little bit of planning you should be able to turn your interstate move from something that is scary and stressful into something that is fun, new and exciting. Change is scary for anyone but it doesn’t have to be by preparing properly!
One of the ways you can learn more about the city ahead of time is to visit the area beforehand. Make sure you create a list of places you want to visit and not just the fun places. You want to put on the road map places like hospitals, schools your children will be attending (if you have children), city hall and yes, it there’s time after all that then you can budget a little time to see the sights, but knowing where the mission critical places are is paramount.
This is one of the most important things that you should do before you move to another state, especially if you have children! Life is full of surprises and you can never guess when someone in the family might get sick.
Most of the time, people relocate because of their job and if that’s your case, be sure that you spend time researching the company that you will be working for before you move. Or, if you will be moving there and leaving your present job from the current state where you are, it’s best to start looking for a decent job in that state where you will be moving ahead of time. Move there when you already have a job, this is definitely an easy way to alleviate stress if you’re moving without having a job first.
You will be moving to a new place where you will be meeting new people. You have to make new friends and so, the best thing to do after moving to another state is to visit your neighbors. When you are done unloading, unpacking and staging your new home, go out and meet your neighbors. Introduce yourself and who knows, maybe you’ll meet someone super cool! Your neighbors are those people who can help you in times of emergency, especially when you are new to the city and/or state and don’t really know anyone.
Interstate moving requires that you get your car registered at the DMV of the state you’re moving to. Therefore, it’s really important that you complete these housekeeping objectives first. Nothing is more stressful than having things like this hang over your head. It’s very important to be well-prepared for any unexpected situations that can happen when you finally make your move so make sure that you get these things done first so you can sit back and start enjoying your new location!