Moving out of state is a wonderful adventure, but it carries some challenges that in-state and in-town moves don’t have. You’re responsible for packing up your life, settling into an unknown and unfamiliar city, and establishing yourself as part of the community once you arrive. While coming up with a plan of action to prepare for any move is an absolute must, long-distance moving is even more important. Before you schedule a pickup date with your moving company, make sure you take care of these three important things.
Get Your Medical Records In Order
When you move out of state, you’ll need to switch doctors. This means you’ll want to have your medical records on hand to help them better understand your treatment history, any underlying health conditions, and current medications. The more information you have with you the better prepared your new doctor will be. As soon as you decide to move out of state, speak with your current doctor, dentist, orthodontist, and any other medical practitioner you work with about getting copies of your medical records. While they may mail your records to the new physician, it’s best to have physical copies on hand. It can take several weeks for records to be pulled and sent to you, so the sooner you request them, the better.
Purge Unwanted Items
Moving out of state is the perfect time to eliminate all that furniture, excess clothing, and clutter you no longer want. Before you start packing up, take an inventory of the items you want to keep. Remember, the more you pack and move, the more expensive the moving cost will be. If there are any items you haven’t used in years or simply no longer want, you’ll save money by selling or donating them before the move. Host a garage sale or look for local charities that accept the types of items you want to part with. Need to get rid of furniture? Check out the Furniture Bank Association of North America. They’ll help you find a local charity that can take your unwanted furniture and give it to a deserving family.
Don’t Forget About The Utilities.
You’ve had the utilities set up at your old house for years, and it’s easy to forget about them when you move. Before you move to your new home, take the time to cancel the utilities at your old property and set them up at your new home. This way, you’ll avoid any lapse in utility coverage at your new home and reduce the risk of paying for utilities for the new tenants at your old property. All it takes is a quick phone call to your utility provider.
Planning for a long-distance move can feel like a huge challenge, but with help from the team at Eden’s Moving Services, your move will go as smoothly as possible. Let our dedicated team take care of your belongings, whether you’re moving in-town or across the country. Contact us today for a free no-obligation moving estimate and see the difference experience and care makes in your move.