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Six Simple Tips to Follow for Moving Out of State

Moving out of state can be exciting but overwhelming for first-time movers. You should do several things before starting the relocation journey to help make the process easier and more efficient.

If you are searching for new homes in Herriman, Utah, consider these moving tips—especially if you are arriving from another state. These practical ideas can help your first long-distance move go smoothly by solving common concerns.

Visit First

If you plan to move to the Herriman, Utah area, or anywhere, consider visiting the city to get a feel for things before you arrive. This way, you can explore local and regional amenities, shopping options, municipal facilities, restaurants and entertainment attractions. Plus, you can learn about the attributes of the neighborhood you have chosen, such as nearby parks, travel, and the general layout of the community.

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Plan Ahead

Among the most essential tips for moving out of state is knowing about the area you will be living in. By choosing a builder such as Wright Homes, you can remotely explore neighborhoods online before even arriving, such as Jackson or our first 55+ community, Teton Village. Your company representative can suggest a variety of newly built homes featuring a variety of modern floor plans. You can choose the design that perfectly meets your needs and decide where to arrange your furniture even before arriving.

Transfer Services

Before you depart, it is vital to disconnect your utilities on the day you leave or the day after in case you need more time to pack. These include your telephone landline, internet service, power, water and gas. Some services may be transferable to your new address, especially phone/internet. You will also want to move your bank account to a local branch in your new town if you use a national chain. If you still need to, you must close your account and find a local bank to open a new one. Lastly, don’t forget to fill out a change of address form with the United States Postal Service.

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Stay Organized During Packing

Once you arrive at your new home, you will want to start finding your belongings and planning to put them in their new places. A great way to do this is to mark every moving box with a thick magic marker for quick identification. To make your first night comfortable, consider packing a special box or overnight bag containing your toiletries, pajamas, phone charger and other necessities. If there are several family members, you can give each person their unique marker color for labeling the boxes containing their things.

Lighten The Moving Load

If you are moving out of state, especially for the first time, you can make the process easier by transporting fewer items and removing things you don’t use or need. Doing this will reduce your moving time and costs for van rental, moving services, gasoline, etc. You can also make room for new furniture and accessories that you can buy after your move is complete. You can take furniture, household items, clothing, kitchenware and linens to a local thrift store and resell them to benefit charity.

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Sell Things You Don’t Want to Move With

If you have a lot of things you need to get rid of before moving and could use a few extra dollars to offset the costs, host a yard sale. This is a great way to lighten the load while giving your friends and neighbors an occasion to stop by, enjoy some great deals and wish you well on your new adventure. Remember to pick a Saturday or Sunday on a non-holiday weekend and to be “open for business” all morning through the early afternoon.

Although moving to a new state can be an exciting life experience, it comes with many challenges. To help make your relocation journey as smooth as possible, do your research, plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to complete everything. The team at Wright Homes offers excellent new home communities in Herriman, UT, perfect for people moving from another state. Contact us today to learn more about our homes and how we can help you with your move!

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