From Columbus to Kalamazoo. From Ohio to Hawaii. From the Buckeye State to the Golden State. Wherever the next chapter in your life takes you it is sure to be accompanied by some challenges when moving across state lines. Long distance moving can be a daunting and intimidating endeavor. But does it have to be? Well certainly not! Especially if you acquire the comfort and security of a professional moving service such as E.E. Ward to handle your interstate move. The comfort and security of the moving services by your Columbus neighbor is definitely reassuring. Phew! So the move itself is no longer a concern, but is there more you can do to guarantee a successful transition? Of course! E.E. Ward has been moving Columbus for over 100 years and it has found five tips to keep in mind to ensure a smooth transition with your permanent trip.
1) Plan ahead! It is no mystery why planning ahead is the number one tip to offer. Whether it be booking a mover more than a couple weeks in advance to packing goodies for the long drive, you only help yourself by making a plan. The difference between planning ahead and winging it can lead to headache and a lighter wallet.
2) Insurance! Laws vary from state-to-state, including car and home insurance policies. Check to see if your provider is licensed to insure in your new location. Even so, liability minimums may vary and force you to upgrade.
3) Banks! Look to find out if there is a branch of your current bank in your new location. If there is, be proactive and update your address with your bank and order new checks with your new information. If not, no worries. Cancel your current account and do some research to find out more about the options in your town. Come equipped with the proper documents to the new bank you decided on.
4) Voting! If you are changing states you need to register to vote in your new location! It is an election year, so this time more than most is a huge tip that one should not overlook.
5) Driving! You may find anything from rainbows to keystones on your new driver’s license. Nonetheless, it is required and is one of the final staples of officially becoming a resident of your new state!