So you got that fancy new job you were competing for, congratulations! While it has a much larger paycheck, there is a catch: You have to move to a different state. Most people move to a different state at least once in their lives, either for, school, a job, family, or some other reason. While moving out of state can be intimidating, it does not have to be. Priority is here to offer some tips for moving cross country and how to make an out of state move an easy deal.
First things first, moving is expensive and moving out of state more so. If you hire a professional moving company, the more stuff you have, the more expensive the move will be. Moving is a great time to take stock of your possessions and get rid of anything you don’t need anymore. You can donate old bags of clothes, or sell old furniture online. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure to downsize a bit.
Since you are moving to a new state, the odds are the costs of living will be different. If you are moving to a smaller more rural area, things are likely to be cheaper and if you are moving to a more urban area, things are likely to be more expensive. Either way, you need to create a new budget to reflect the cost of living where you are. Daily purchases like gas or groceries may be differently priced so you need to budget accordingly.
One of the first things you should do when moving cross country is to stop by the state’s DMV office and register your car/obtain a new license. In general, you are supposed to get a new license within 30 days of your move to a new state.
People who make a permanent move to another state are required to change their legal domicile for tax purposes. Depending on the state you move to, you may have to switch around some tax info. For example, in Georgia, you are not required to pay a personal property tax on your car, while you are required to do so in Missouri.
If you are planning on moving cross country, give Priority moving a call at 858-256-4808. We are among the top moving companies in the San Diego area and are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service.