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 great conditions. Getting ready to move to a new state during 2021, complicated by COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns, is a completely different thing. Even with the assistance of a moving company in Little Rock, not only will the move itself span a number of days and require complicated logistics, but it will additionally require you to take extra safeguards to keep yourself, your loved ones, and anyone aiding in the move safe.

Honestly, it's a lot to process. Fortunately, there are a number of actions you can take beforehand to make your move to Little Rock less painful than it may be otherwise.

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

Though the task may never be totally simple, the following three steps may help lessen your anxiety.

Tip 1: When possible, handle your paperwork in advance.

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

When you move to a new state, however, you have the additional responsibility of getting a new driver's license in addition. As with the change of address policies, the majority of states have a set amount of time by which you need to exchange your old license for a new one, so be sure that you verify with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the time frame in which getting a new license will be required.

Various states call for an in-person visit to the DMV, others allow you to take care of the complete process online. Accomplishing this step pre-move can ease the transition and free up priceless settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during the pandemic, when threats of virus spread complicate even the simplest tasks.

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

On one hand, an interstate move is like a road trip and a move all bundled into one. Not only are you packing up all your earthly things for transportation, but you're also getting ready to spend at probably a day or two road-tripping to get to your new town.

Before you get to the last stages of packing up, always be certain to take a few minutes to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family) which will include everything you will require for the next couple of days on the road:

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

Also do not forget about your furry family members! Be certain they have several days' worth of supplies ready to go as well.

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

All moving companies have specialties. While a few are professionals at local moves, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. When talking to potential moving companies in Little Rock, always be sure to ask thoughtful questions about their abilities and areas of expertise. Make sure to read consumer reviews, call friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.

While it is tempting just to select the most affordable quote you find after a simple Google search, we've all been around long enough to understand that the least expensive offer is not always the greatest choice after all. If you are facing the stress of an interstate move, particularly over the ongoing pandemic, you will want to know you're in good 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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