If you’re planning an upcoming out-of-state move, you might be feeling overwhelmed. While moving to another state can be challenging, it is also exciting and can be done without too much hassle if planned correctly. Whether you’re relocating for a new career opportunity, switching schools, or just looking to begin a new chapter in another state, here are a few necessary tips to help make your move as easy as possible.


While this might sound like common sense, researching the new city you are moving to is one of the most effective ways to make the transition to your new home state a little easier. Doing research on different neighborhoods in your new city can help you find the perfect place to begin your search for a new home. Be sure to check out various neighborhoods in relation to your workplace, nearby schools, and local establishments such as grocery stores, restaurants, etc. This will not only help you find the perfect home but will also help you know what to expect after you arrive.  Additionally, researching your new city will give you an idea of what local activities, attractions, and hot spots you can look forward to checking out after you’re settled.

Create a Timeline

Moving to another state is no small project, and beginning to plan the logistics of your move can feel overwhelming. Creating a specific timeline for when you’d like to move and all of the related tasks you will need to accomplish along the way can help make the process a little easier. This step can also help you determine when you should hire a moving company and begin packing up your belongings in accordance with when you will need to be moved into your new home.

Set a Budget

Moving is more expensive than many people anticipate. From the cost of hiring movers to the cost of gas in your moving truck or van and everything in between, moving to another state can take a severely negative toll on your finances. Combat this by creating a detailed budget for your move that factors in the cost of everything from moving boxes to the hourly rate of professional movers plus their tips. Eliminating unforeseen expenses and setting financial expectations can help to reduce some of the stress or anxiety you might feel while moving to another state. 

Pack in Increments

Whether you’re moving to another state or just moving across town, packing up all of your belongings can be stressful. Breaking up your packing days can help make it feel manageable. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time (most moving experts recommend 2-3 months) to pack up your home in smaller increments, beginning with belongings you do not anticipate needing in the months leading up to your moving day. This will take some of the stress out of packing and ensure that you do not find yourself feeling overwhelmed at the last minute.

Bring in Help

Moving to another state can be difficult. Luckily, Black Tie Moving is here to make your next long-distance move as easy as possible! Our team of experienced professionals will help eliminate your stress on moving day by ensuring that all of your items are expertly handled and arrive safely at your destination.  Black Tie Moving helps thousands of homeowners complete successful long-distance moves every year. Contact us today by calling (844) 920-2966 to learn more about how we can make your out-of-state move easier, and to learn why we are the top-rated moving company in the nation.