Do you have any tips for moving out of state?

My husband and I want to move but neither of us has ever moved to another state, never mind with a 17 month old. If anyone has any advice on the whole process please share! We are wondering about finding a job and a place to live, any tips that will make it easier!


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Asked by MrsDuarte54 at 3:53 PM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Do research on where from living costs,which there is calculators for to compare from your state to that state.
    What the weather is yearly.
    Medical services,doctors that are available.
    Daycare or school programs.
    How far things are from the area your looking to live.
    Costs of insurance & other monthy costs.
    Could you do a job transfer to not be out of work.
    Hope that helps.

    Answer by Baby1114 at 3:57 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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  • Find out if you need to get your car registered in that state to be be street legal, and get that done right away.
    Register to vote... We moved in October, and I didn't get to vote in the election.

    Answer by sfwilson at 4:02 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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  • A good thing to do is visit the state/city you want to move to before hand.Look at how much it cost to live there. And the job market. Drive around to get to know the city.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:06 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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  • In addition to the above answers, I would also try to get a local paper for whichever areas you are seriously interested in because then you can check out the want ads and see if there are jobs available for you. You could even apply before you move and have a job going into the move instead of having to worry about finding a job after you move.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 12:04 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

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  • Save up lots and lots of money! I would say at least 3 months worth of complete living expenses, and that doesn't include moving expenses. I also recommend going thru what you own and try not to move everything that could be easily replaced when you move.

    Answer by kicknscreamn222 at 6:00 PM on Jan. 31, 2009

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  • I agree with all these ladies. A good way is to go ahead and visit the area before you move and turn in applications, and definitly know the money differences. Where I live now is almost 400 dollars cheaper than the last state I lived in.

    Answer by kittie1919104 at 9:43 PM on Feb. 1, 2009

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  • Ladies... I don't know if this is the case in all states... but in Arkansas, if you are a female moving to this state and you are going to change your drivers license... you will need birth certificate, any marriage and divorce papers... all of them... all paperwork leading up to the name changes you have had in the past to the present... it is required and very frustration for us... but required!

    Answer by naturescape at 8:52 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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  • Thanks so much ladies...alot has changed and we are looking to move asap. My husband was just let go from his job and we need to move now! Unfortunately we just going to have to wing it and pack everything up! Thanks you all!

    Answer by MrsDuarte54 at 9:33 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

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