Are you moving to Arizona?

Whether you have just landed a new job in this thriving state or you have been attracted by the lower living costs and mild winters, before you move to Arizona, there are a few issues you need to take care of first.

From giving notice at your current place of employment, to hiring a moving company, to enrolling your kids in a local school, keep reading to discover the ultimate “Arizona Moving Checklist.”

1. Hand in your notice

One of the first tasks you need to carry out is to hand in your notice at your current place of employment. Depending on your company policy and how long you have worked there, you should aim to give at least two weeks’ notice.

Don’t forget, if you have any vacation time accrued, this can be factored into your leaving period or it may be able to be paid back to you in your final paycheck.

2. Get removal quotes

Moving home can be a stressful experience but this process can be made simpler with the help of the right removal company. Once you have set your moving budget, you can now start to contact local removable companies for quotes.

Alternatively, you consider hiring a portable mobile storage unit such as the ones supplied by MI-BOX in Calgary, which can be used to transport and store your belongings with maximum convenience.

3. Register your new address and car

Once you become an official resident of Arizona, you need to ensure that you register your new address and car. The AZ Motor Vehicle Division (MDV) handles all the processes needed to register your car in this state.

Make sure you have valid car insurance before you get in touch with the MDV, or you won’t be able to register your vehicle.

4. Enroll in a local school

If you have children, one of your main priorities should be to enroll them in a local school. Whether you are looking for a public, charter, or private school, there are many high-performing schools in Arizona.

For those who have not yet settled on a particular area in Arizona, you may want to look at the different school districts to help you make your decision.

5. Change your wardrobe

The state of Arizona is known for its desert conditions, with extremely hot and humid summers and mild winters. Depending on where you live now, this may mean you need to rethink your wardrobe.

If you are worried about how you are going to pay for new clothes for all the family, why not organize a yard sale before you move? Not only will this help you to declutter and save on moving and storage costs, but it will also give you a little extra cash to go towards your new, cooler wardrobe.

Although moving to a new state may seem overwhelming, by following the above checklist and making sure you have sufficient time to get all the necessary tasks done, you will be able to successfully move home with minimal stress.

Now all you have to do is get ready to start your new life in Arizona!