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February 08, 2021

Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process

Moving to a new houseBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Moving is hectic even under perfect circumstances. Getting prepared to move to a new state in 2021, complicated by COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns, is a completely different thing. Even with the help of a moving company in Little Rock, not only will the move itself consume a number of days and demand exact logistics, but it will additionally require you to take additional steps to keep yourself, your family, and anyone assisting in the move safe.

Honestly, it's a lot to figure out. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take ahead of time to make your move to Little Rock less stressful than it could be otherwise.

3 Tips to Ease the Process of a State-to-State Move

Though the process may never be completely stress-free, the following three steps might help lessen your anxiety.

Tip 1: When possible, complete your paperwork beforehand.

Moving always necessitates updating your permanent address. Important documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Taking care of these items ahead of time may allow you to check this task off your agenda and focus more entirely on your new home when you get there.

When you move to a new state, however, you have the extra chore of getting a new driver's license in addition. Similar to the change of address regulations, the majority of states have a required time period by which you should exchange your old license for a new one, so be sure that you check with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the time period in which getting a new license will be required.

Various states call for an in-person visit to the DMV, others let you to take care of the entire process online. Taking care of this step before yourmove can help with the transition and free up valuable settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during the pandemic, when concerns of virus spread complicate even the most basic chores.

Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.

In one sense, a state-to-state move is similar to a road trip and a move all grouped into one. Not only are you packing up all your earthly possessions for transport, but you're additionally preparing to spend at likely a day or two road-tripping to reach your new town.

Before you reach the last chores of packing up, always make sure to take a moment to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your loved ones) that will have everything you will want for the following few days travelling:

  • Face masks and hand sanitizer
  • Changes of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • ID's and documentation
  • Money

Also do not forget about your furry family members! Make sure they have several days' worth of supplies available in addition.

Tip 3: Pick an experienced interstate moving company in Little Rock.

All moving companies have specialties. While a few are great for local relocations, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If vetting potential moving companies in Little Rock, always make sure to ask thoughtful questions about their skills and areas of expertise. Make sure to read consumer reviews, call friends and contacts and take their suggestions into consideration.

While it's tempting just to choose the most affordable offer you find after a fast Google search, we have all been around long enough to know that the cheapest estimate is not always the wisest selection after all. If you are facing the anxiety of a state-to-state move, particularly during the ongoing pandemic, you will want to know you're in capable hands the whole time.

We Can Help

At Oil Capitol Relocation in Little Rock, we specialize in residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We manage the heavy lifting, so you do not have to. With no-contact services currently available, we are here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distance move.
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