Tips for Moving to Texas from Another State

By Julianne, May 21, 2010, Moving

Moving out of state may seem like a daunting task. It’s not easy to pack up your whole life in boxes and move it across state borders and into a new home. There are many things that can go wrong when moving, much less moving thousands of miles away into an unfamiliar city.

To keep ease your mind from the really big move, here are some tips for moving to Texas from another state:

  1. Finding and picking a house in another state is going to be extremely difficult, but it can be done. The first thing you should do is research the neighborhood your prospective house will be in. Neighborhoods can be a determining factor in moving to a new place. Some tech-savvy real estate agencies may offer virtual tours on their website. These are useful to help you get the feel of the place. If you know someone living in the area, ask them to check out the house for you. They can inspect the location for any problems or repairs that needs to be fixed. Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, take a trip to your future residence and inspect the home for yourself.
  2. Did you know that Texas is deregulated? Yes, that means that you have the power to choose your own electricity company. You can shop around for the lowest electricity rates in your area. To help you find the lowest electricity rates, visit Texas Electricity Bid. They’ll help you find the lowest rates in your area.
  3. Start your search for the right movers. At the Bounce Energy Move Center, you can input a moving destination and you’ll get a call or an email back from different moving companies with their prices. It may take time to compare different offers from movers, but it’ll help you save money.
  4. If you’re moving in the summertime, be aware of the Texas heat. Call your electricity company to organize the exact turn on of your electricity so you can do your moving in and unpacking in a comfortable setting. With Bounce Energy’s Express Move 4 plan, you can choose to get Priority Turn On and your power will be turned on within 48 hours depending on your area.
  5. Research about connection services in your area. Many companies offer cable TV, internet, and phone services in a bundle. If you don’t want to have to deal with multiple service companies, this may be the best option for you. Visit DigitalLanding.com to easily compare rates from different companies.

Other things to keep in mind are updating all of your documents such as state I.D., license plates, car tags, and insurance information. Also, don’t neglect to get your address changed. It might be hard picking up mail at your old residence in another state. For more information about your Texas move and the different cities in the state, read the Bounce Energy blog post titled “Thinking About Moving to Texas?

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