Arkansas Moving Made Easy
If you're moving to Arkansas you probably feel a certain excitement about moving to a state nicknamed "The Land of Opportunity." And whether your move is planned for next week, next month or next year, there's no better time to start planning. If you aren't quite sure where to start, don't panic – I've created a helpful Arkansas moving guide for you that will help you throughout the process, from choosing Arkansas movers to settling down in your new home.
Find an Arkansas Moving Company
Did you know that you can start looking for Arkansas movers even if you haven't secured a home yet? It may sound silly, but it's always a good idea to choose your Arkansas movers as early as possible so that you can spend your time and energy on other tasks. The best way to identify the best Arkansas moving service is to interview at least three candidates. Ask each one to come to your home and to provide you with a written price quote. Personal interviews will help you get a feel for the reliability of all Arkansas movers. Remember to make your decision not only on price, but on the breadth of services provided and the comfort you feel with each Arkansas moving company as well. If your favorite Arkansas movers aren't the cheapest one, don't hesitate to negotiate with them. You may be surprised to find that many Arkansas moving companies are flexible on their pricing if they know they'll get your business. If you're not sure where to start, let me help you find great deals on Arkansas movers by submitting information about your move in the form above.
Start Decluttering your Home
Decluttering is a process that can be started months before the move. You'll be able to save money on your Arkansas movers by taking less stuff with you, and you'll feel better knowing that you're not leaving it for the last minute.
Enroll Your Children in School
If you already know what area you'll be moving to you'll have an idea of what school they'll be enrolled in. But if you still haven't solidified your exact neighborhood yet, perhaps you'll want to choose one based on the school district. Arkansas has over 100 school districts to choose from, and if you want your child to attend a specific school you'll need to secure a local address and enroll on time.
Schedule Shut Down of Utilities
Once you've closed a moving date with your Arkansas moving company you can schedule your utilities to be shut down. Schedule this for the day immediately after the move. You wouldn't want to have your water stopped when your Arkansas movers are hot and thirsty from their exerting work. You also won't want to pay for utilities in a home that you're no longer living in – which is why it's a good idea to make sure they're shut off the day after you move out.
Forward your Mail
Even if you aren't excited about the prospect of bills following you to your new home you'd be wise to have your mail forwarded. Depending on where you're moving from you may be able to make this request online, or you may need to file your request at the local post office. If you have a post office box make sure to close it down so that you're not paying for the service when you no longer need it.
Step 6: Say Goodbye
This can be an emotional and time-consuming process, and it's important to schedule goodbyes into your pre-move calendar. Your Arkansas movers needn't be the last faces you see in your old state – why not arrange a sendoff party for yourselves to ease the goodbye process?
Enter the Land of Opportunity
When it's time to move to Arkansas, the best thing to do is approach the transition with optimism and excitement (even if you're secretly anxious). Endless opportunities wait for you in your new state and there's no time like the present to start pursuing them!
Immediately upon arrival you'll want to set up a phone line, internet and cable. Contact your local provider to confirm a day that you can commit to being home in case they need access to your home. You must apply for an Arkansas driver's license within 30 days of moving to Arkansas, so make sure to add this to your to do list for your first weeks in Arkansas. While you're out running errands, it's a good idea to stop by the post office to make sure that your new address is registered and that you'll be receiving forwarded mail. At the same time you can fill out a voter registration form and send it in. Good luck!