Living in another state gives you an entirely different outlook. The culture shock varies from calling something a different name, right through to following a sport that was previously completely foreign to you. Whether you return home one day, or stay settled in your new state – you have to make the change at least once in your life.
Before you learn the local haunts and start acclimatising to the weather, you need to execute the interstate move. Fortunately, it’s an experience that has been forged by millions before you, and we’ve devised a guide to get you from A to B with your belongings and sanity in tact.
Relocate Your Car
While many things may change in your interstate adventure, your car will remain a constant. And why wouldn’t it? It’s too large of an investment to just pass on, and it can be incredible easy to organise car relocation to your next home. There is always the option of simply driving it interstate yourself, but this often does not tie in with the moving plan and isn’t as productive as you think that it will be.
Companies that relocate cars will take the utmost care in the process, with your car strapped down and in a separate container. This means you can choose when exactly you want it to leave your home, and narrow down the delivery day to the exact time it rolls into your new driveway.
Hire Specialized Removalists
When you are moving across town in the same state, it can be as easy as calling on some friends to divide the work and get it done. It’s not quite as simple and casual with an interstate move, so you will need to seek the services of a professional and specialised removals.
Like your car, they will handle the heavy lifting and secure your belongings in a safe and secure location and deliver them in the condition you left them. Don’t be swayed by the cheapest solution, as your belongings will depend on it and it could result in a stressful moving and settling period. Do your research and establish who is the leader in the market and measure up the offerings.
Change Your Registrations
Now that you have made the decision to live in a different state, it’s important to make sure this change is made legally. Your car will need to be re-registered within the state you are moving to, although you do have some time to make this transition. Depending on where you are moving to and from where you came, you may also need to change your license plates. You can find out this information by calling the transport centres in the state that you are moving to.
Research Before Renting
The areas around your home are places you know like the back of your hand, but most other places may as well be a foreign country. It’s advisable to do suburb research to avoid landing yourself a rental in an area that isn’t going to work for you. Google Images can only take you so far, but you want to also understand who lives there, what the dining scene is like, and transport capabilities and proximity. If you have friends
Moving interstate to a new life is filled with promise and opportunity, so don’t rob yourself of that high by being poorly prepared for what is to come. Where possible, seek professional services as you will have more than enough to keep you busy and you don’t want to miss something critical.