Congratulations on deciding to move to Indiana! Indiana may be one of the smallest states in the country judged by size, but if you'd never know by looking at its successful politicians, thriving businesses and internationally acclaimed auto racing event, the Indy 500. And, while you should be excited to experience the Hoosier state firsthand, it's important to focus on both on finding the right Indiana movers and planning for what life will be like in your new home. To ensure a successful transition, consider the following Indiana moving tips:
- Interview at least 3 Indiana movers in order to make an informed, knowledgeable decision.
- Make sure to receive written quotes from every Indiana mover that you interview so that you can compare all of the details at your convenience. Written quotes are also important to ensure that you'll get exactly what you agreed upon.
- Get references. Not only should you ask every Indiana moving company for references, but you should also ask people you know personally to tell you about their Indiana movers. If you don't know anyone who has personally moved to Indiana, don't hesitate to reach out to friends of friends – they may end up becoming useful contacts once you move.
- Think ahead. Will you need special considerations during your move such as the use of an elevator, the dismemberment of appliances or storage until you arrive? Make sure to mention these things to your Indiana movers in advance so that your moving quote will be accurate and so you'll rest assured that everything will be in place for the big day.
- Think twice about do it yourself movers. Indiana movers may not be as cheap as a rental van, but if you're in a time crunch or aren't an experienced packer, do it yourself moving may be too difficult or dangerous. Remember that there are times when hiring professional movers is extremely worthwhile.
- Beware of tornados. Because Indiana is extremely vulnerable to tornados, it's important to choose Indiana movers who are familiar with how to act when facing a possible tornado. Ask each Indiana moving company what will happen if there's a tornado warning for the day of your move? What will they do with your things? Will they charge you for unforeseen delays? You should also beware of tornados when renting or purchasing a home. Make sure that your homeowner's insurance (or renter's insurance) will cover you for damage in the event of a tornado, as unlikely as that may seem now.
- Think geographically. While choosing any movers from Indiana will probably be sufficient, you should be able to narrow down your search to movers that are located in or around your area. Whether you're moving to the big city of Indianapolis, or the lesser-known Pulaskey County, make an effort to find movers in your area, as they'll have a better understanding of your needs.
- Familiarize yourself with state taxes. Indiana's state income tax is a flat rate of 3.4%, while its state sales tax is 7%. This information is important when negotiating salaries, figuring out your budget and planning your finances for your new state.
- Consider opening a business in Indiana. If you're a fledgling entrepreneur, Indiana may be a great option for you, as it is known for being extremely business-friendly. Low taxes, the ability for at-will employment and reasonable rental prices make Indiana a great place for business owners.
- 10- Indiana is a popular farming state and it produces a variety of cash crops including corn, grains, melons and tobacco. If you're moving to Indiana to take advantage of its fertile soil, it's doubly important to book your Indiana movers early, to make sure that you have enough time to settle in before the peak season arrives.
I sincerely hope that the Indiana moving tips above will help ease the transition and help you to focus on the changes ahead. Don't be afraid to ask for help and advice along the way, whether it's from your relatively, friends or your Indiana movers. After all, most people will want to see you succeed!