Out of State Checklist | All My Sons Moving & Storage
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Living in Nebraska has several perks. It has a low cost of living, affordable housing, and higher income potential. If you have children, Nebraska is ranked in the top 20 states in education, with the 4th highest high-school graduation rate. Its low population density could be positive or negative for you, but the people are known to live a midwestern lifestyle, which is very welcoming and friendly.
Some downfalls include natural disasters. Nebraska is in Tornado Alley and has experienced more twisters than any other US state. It also has cold winters with a lot of snowfall, and summers are humid. If you are looking for mountains or oceans, Nebraska is not the place for you. Nebraska is very flat, but could be the ideal paradise for some!
What Is the First Thing to Do When Moving to Nebraska?
Make a floor plan! Go into your new home and start measuring and planning where you want your belongings to go. This will help you decipher what you are keeping and what you need to get rid of. For the items you are taking with you, make labels. Clearly write which room you want them to go into, if they are fragile, or if they should be opened first. If you have electronics with complicated wiring, take a picture before packing these. Reference your picture when you settle in. For small hardware, use ziplock bags and tape them to the furniture. The items you are leaving behind should either be sold, donated, or thrown away.
Next, call All My Sons Moving & Storage to get a FREE quote. Discuss the level of insurance you want and which moving days you are looking at. If you live in a building or have an HOA, check with building maintenance to see if they have special moving regulations. You also need to verify if you need a parking permit for the moving truck.
Who Do I Need to Tell When I Move to Nebraska?
Notify your employers. If this move is job-related, see what expenses are covered and what is tax-deductible. Verify if accounting has your new address, and be sure to take off some time from work if necessary. If you have children, enroll them into school and transfer both their school and medical records. Pet owners should take their animals to the vet to get their paperwork, ID tags, medication, and vaccinations.
Update your new address with the United States Postal Service. Go to the Department of Motor Vehicles and change your registration and license. Contact the IRS, Social Security Administration, Veteran Affairs, and insurance, if applicable. Call your bank, credit card company, and any other lender. Finally, call your utility companies, including gas, electric, trash, cable, water, and sewage. You must schedule an appointment to have your final meter read.
What Should I Do Two Weeks Before Moving to Nebraska?
Crunch time! Clean your house and donate any leftover food to a food bank. Return library books and also return miscellaneous items to friends and family, and don’t forget to pick up your dry cleaning. Make a moving kit with pertinent information that you want to keep on your person on moving day. Buy water to stay refreshed, get cash for the movers’ tips, and check the weather channel. Finally, unplug your freezer, and drain your water hoses.