The Ultimate Checklist for Moving to Another State

The Ultimate Checklist for Moving to Another State

Posted by: satelliteselfstorage on April 16, 2024

The Ultimate Checklist for Moving to Another State

Moving to another state can be overwhelming — on top of navigating a new community, you also have to find a way to get all of your belongings to your new home.

The following tips on moving to another state will help ease your transition.

1. Explore Your New City

One of the best things you can do to prepare for a move is to familiarize yourself with the new city. Read through guidebooks and other sources to get a sense of your town’s history and culture, and note any important landmarks. For example, if you are moving to New Jersey, the Sandy Hook Lighthouse in Monmouth County is the oldest functioning lighthouse in the United States.

Some other things you can do to get to know your new city include:

  • Visiting local art and cultural centers
  • Walking around the downtown area
  • Taking a drive through your new neighborhood
  • Finding unique restaurants and bakeries
  • Cheering on the local sports teams at a bar

2. Get the Right Moving Company

Hiring movers can help simplify the packing and transportation of your goods during a move, but you shouldn’t trust your belongings to just anyone. Movers with transparent pricing and positive customer reviews are your best bet for a seamless move. However, accidents do happen — if you have precious, irreplaceable items, it might be worth it to pack those up yourself. Keep in mind that oversized, heavy or antique furniture may require specialized moving services and additional fees.

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3. Make a Packing Plan

Moving all of your possessions to a different state can be daunting. Have a plan and break down large jobs into smaller tasks to make things more manageable. You can start packing things like art and decorations, off-season clothing and books weeks or even months in advance.

4. Find a Self Storage Unit in the Area

Self storage units are great for moving to a different state because they keep your belongings in a safe place. You should reserve a storage unit for your move if:

  • You want to organize your belongings: Having a house full of boxes can make it harder to organize your new space. If you keep your belongings in a storage unit, you can slowly unpack and ensure nothing gets lost in the confusion.
  • You want to move over a longer period: Having a storage unit can help those who want to gradually move their things into a new space.
  • You are moving into a smaller space: If you’re downsizing your home but still want to hang on to your precious possessions, a storage unit is a great option.
  • Your new home isn’t ready yet: Whether you’re waiting on the start of your lease or need to complete a few renovations before moving into your new space, a storage unit makes it easy to transition to a new state.

Even after your move, a storage unit is a great place to keep all kinds of things, from business necessities to holiday decorations, motorcycles and classic cars.

Contact Us to Reserve a Storage Unit

If you’re moving back to New Jersey or coming to live in the state for the first time, Satellite Self Storage in Middletown and Shrewsbury is your best bet to store your belongings. We have secure, temperature-controlled facilities and we care for your belongings as if they were our own.

Reach out for more information on our unit sizes and for the next steps to book your unit.