Getting Ready to Move to Nebraska
Nebraska, often commonly referred to as the Cornhusker State, is a fantastic place to live. Whether you’re moving to the Omaha metropolitan area in the far east of the state, one of the towns along the Colorado or Wyoming borders in the far west, or somewhere in between, SmartMove is ready to help you plan your move from the beginning, all the way through to its completion.
Moving to a new state can be both stressful and challenging, but the stressful part of moving can be made worse by lack of preparation. Careful planning is the key to pulling off a worry-free move, and it doesn’t matter if you’re moving to a new rental home or a house you’ve purchased in the state of Nebraska. SmartMove is ready to help you with advice on moving, free checklists, and other helpful tools to help you get ready to move, all while saving you money on common moving-related expenses. Read on for a guide to moving to Nebraska.
Help and Services for Moving to Nebraska
When it comes to moving, the first step for most people is typically hiring a moving company. If you’re planning to go this route instead of renting a truck, trailer, or shippable pod, you’ll want to start by looking into local moving companies in your current area that offer relocation services to Nebraska.
Once you’ve discovered what your options are, take the time to read through online reviews of each company, looking for information on how well they handle the move and anything that comes up during the move, like broken or misplaced household items. SmartMove also has an incredibly handy tool to help you compare moving companies.
Once you’ve got your list narrowed down to a few finalists, ask them for estimates so you can compare costs and services; this should help you make your final selection. When you’ve arrived at one company, make sure to ask for a bill of lading. A bill of lading may read like an estimate and contain very similar language as an order for service, but a bill of lading is actually a legally binding contract that protects you should anything go wrong during the move.
If you choose to do the work of packing, loading, transport, unloading, and unpacking yourself, make sure to reach out to your friends, associates, and family for help. Moving yourself, or even doing some of the work yourself, can be a great way to save money.
Speaking of saving money, don’t forget to check with your current or prospective employer about relocation assistance for your move to Nebraska. Furthermore, make sure that you track your expenses during your move and save your receipts. Your tax professional should be able to take your receipts and let you know if you qualify for a tax credit or deduction.
Cable Providers Available in Nebraska
Getting cable service set up in your new home in Nebraska could not be any easier than it is with SmartMove. Charter, Comcast, Mediacom, Cox, and Sparklight all offer cable service in the state. SmartMove is ready to help you transfer services with your existing company, or if you don’t currently have service with one of these providers, then we can help you to set up service with a new provider.
If you’re current cable provider is operating in Nebraska, SmartMove may be able to help you get set up so that all you have to do is bring your equipment with you when you move, and plug it in at your new home. That way, you can enjoy all of the fantastic TV, Internet, and phone service you’ve come to rely upon, from the very first day in your new home.
Even if you need to set up Internet, TV, and phone service with a new provider, SmartMove can help you get it all done ahead of time. That way, you have one less detail to worry about when you move. You also may be able to shave some of the wait time off your install appointment in your new home by setting up your account and the service call ahead of time through SmartMove.
Energy Providers Available in Nebraska
In the state of Nebraska, there are 162 electric companies in operation. The regulation of these utilities is handled by local governments throughout the state, as well as the Nebraska Power Review Board. Your electric company will be determined by where you will be living in the state once you move to Nebraska.
For more information and links to all of the electric companies in the state that have websites, go to the website of the Nebraska Energy Office.
There are nineteen natural gas providers in the state of Nebraska. Much like with electricity, natural gas is managed on a local and regional level within the state. Your gas company will be determined by where in Nebraska you live. Check the website linked above for more information about natural gas utilities, as well.
Moving to Nebraska – Driver’s License and Other Final Tasks
Moving to Nebraska is much easier when you take a little time to use tools like the moving checklist from SmartMove, allowing you to keep all the details of your Nebraska move organized. Little details like getting your new ID and getting your vehicles titled and registered in the state can be easily overlooked when you’re dealing with everything that goes along with a major move. Unfortunately, overlooked details can often result in penalties.
The Nebraska DMV handles both driver’s licensing, and vehicle registration and titling. In Nebraska, you have thirty days after you’ve moved to the state to get your new Nebraska ID and to register your vehicles, apply for Nebraska title, and pay your state vehicle tax. For more information, visit the section for New Nebraska Residents page on the Nebraska DMV’s website.
Disclaimer: The information is provided for general information and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.