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Moving Out Of State Tips

Nov 1, 2017 | Long Distance Moving, Tips and Advice

Moving Out of State Tips

The United States of America is a massive country and no one faults you for wanting to spread your wings and explore it. For some people, it will result in a permanent move. There’s nothing wrong with a little spontaneity but no one tells you about all the little things you need to do before your big move. Of course, there are the basic things like changing your car’s oil but there’s a lot more you need to do as well. And if you do decide to move out of state you should use these moving out of state tips from Able Moving & Storage.

Insurance

No one ever starts their cross country moving story with the hours they spent on hold with the insurance company but it is how most trips start. From personal experience we can tell you the best moving out of state tip is not to save this step for last. I am a healthy young adult and the process was arduous and will prove to be even worse for people with chronic conditions like diabetes or anxiety disorders. It could be as easy as a phone call but more than likely you will have to visit your nearest insurance company office and talk to an employee there. Another moving out of state tip is to get renter’s insurance for your new home or apartment before you start the long drive. Be prepared to update your car insurance after you get a new license.

Make Sure Your Car Can Make The Trip

Another moving out of state tip is to have your car checked by a licensed mechanic before you begin your cross-country journey. You also need to consider where you are moving. If you are moving somewhere where snow and ice are consistently present, you need winter tires or to consider buying a 4 wheel drive car like a Subaru. If you are moving to the Pacific Northwest, you’re going to need great windshield wipers on account of the consistent rains. No matter where you go you’re going to need full wiper fluid. You should get a scraper for your car too so that you can be ready for winter driving conditions. You’ll probably have to buy new tires but this is an opportunity for you to buy new winter tires. Your car will most likely be pulling a storage unit so make sure it is equipped to lug the extra weight.