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Moving from Michigan to Texas

Moving from Michigan to Texas

Changing houses, jobs, or states is not an easy task. A successful transition into a new life and place requires a plan. Moving more than 900 miles from Michigan to Texas is no exception.

However, moving arrangements do not have to be part of your headache if you have a plan and follow through with it. To help you with that, in this post, we’ll share some useful facts and practical tips. So nothing can stand in between you and the warm and welcoming Lone Star State.

What are the pros and cons of moving from Michigan to Texas?

The perks of living in Texas

– Texas is a very big state with a lot of job opportunities that keep expanding each day as more companies establish their presence there.

– There is no state income tax, which can add extra savings to your bank account.

– Moving from Michigan to Texas, you’ll be basking in more than 200 sunny days, experience hot summers and potentially cold winters, depending on your location. You may want to stock up on sunscreen lotion as you move out of Michigan.

– Diverse population and culture, which directly implies delicious food, great music, and exciting stories which can spice up your new life as a Texan.

Challenges of living in Texas

– Most cities in Texas are family-friendly. Yet, there are also neighborhoods with a high crime rate and may not be so safe. One of the ways to get around this challenge is to ask for references from people you know or read about different areas in big cities such as Dallas or Austin.

– Prepare yourself for potential hurricanes and, at times, very hot summers. Property insurance and good isolation are two considerations that can make your life less weather-dependent.

– Public transportation in Texas is far from efficient, and you need a car to get around. Therefore, traffic congestion can be a pretty usual event that can prolong your commute – make sure to account for the extra time wherever you go.

How much does it cost to move from Michigan to Texas?

The relocation costs will depend on several factors such as the moving distance, number of items, type of packaging services and boxes, and the type of building.

For example, moving to the fourth floor of a building without elevators can be a bit more costly than moving to the first floor or to a building with an elevator. Oversized or heavy items will also increase the moving costs.

Depending on the time of the year, moving from a studio apartment can range from $1300 to $1700, whereas for a two-bedroom, it can go from $1900 to $2400.

Some tips to reduce the moving costs include packing the items yourself ahead of your move or even lessening the load by donating or organizing a yard sale for things you may no longer need or are ready to replace. The more you plan ahead, the better deals you can get.

What should I know before moving to Texas?

As you get more familiar with Texas and your future lifestyle, it is also useful to know certain logistical deadlines and information regarding your car. All the information you need is on the State of Texas official website However, we will highlight some points for you.

 – Obtain a Texas driver’s license within 90 days of your move. Most of the procedures have moved online, so as you get your Texas ID, you can also obtain detailed instructions on the driver’s license.

 – Register your car and car plate at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles either online, in person, or by mail.

 – Do not forget to bring your vehicle inspection report, as well as the proof of current liability insurance, as you deal with car-related paperwork.

How to ship my car from Michigan to Texas?

As you plan your move from Michigan to Texas, instead of driving 900 miles, with all that a long-haul trip implies, the best option is to book a flight and have your car shipped.

As you begin looking for a car shipping company, ask friends for referrals, but also check online reviews to learn about other people’s experiences. Communication and transparency in customer service can truly make a difference in your mindset, as you leave your car in the care of the relocation agents.

The cost to ship a car from Michigan to Texas will largely depend on the distance, type of car, type of carrier, and truck availability as supply and demand vary during the year.

So, any fixed quote given several months in advance can be unrealistic and even suspicious regarding the service quality or hidden fees.

At Corsia Logistics, we service all routes, including Hawaii and Alaska. We make the safety of your car and your peace of mind our top priority. Our vehicle relocation experts have extensive experience and will know how to answer all your car shipping questions in the best way possible.

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