Stocking Your PropertiesNo matter where you’re staying, you’ll want to ensure that you have everything you need for your pet on hand. Rather than lugging suitcases full of pet care items between houses, simply keep each property stocked up with the necessities like dog harnesses, cat trees, crates, and, of course, food and treats.
Managing InsuranceDealing with insurance policies across state lines can be tough. If you split your time evenly between states, you may want to insure your car in the state with cheaper policies and apply the same approach to health insurance enrollment. You can even save money on pet insurance with this tactic!
Staying OrganizedWhen you’re moving around frequently with a few pets, it’s very important to stick to predictable routines as best as you can. This might mean walking and feeding your pets immediately after arriving, setting up a cozy corner for your pets in each home, and even hiring a reputable pet sitter so that if you can’t take your pets on a particular trip, you can rest assured that they will be well cared for.
Saving MoneyIn addition to shopping smartly for insurance, there are other ways to save money when you move between states frequently. For example, rather than hooking up each house with cable, you can simply subscribe to a couple of streaming services so that you can watch your favorite shows and movies at every home. You can also shop for non-perishables and fill your deep freezer so that food won’t go bad when you’re away.
Cost of Living Differences
Maui residents who move between other states should be aware that grocery costs in Maui are 68% higher than mainland averages.
If you’re moving between California and another state, LA storage units of all sizes will run you about $212.20 per month.
Do you need to board your dog in Seattle, WA? Expect to spend about $40 per night.
If you relocate between Portland, OR, and other cities, State of Reform states that healthcare costs in this metro area are about 7% higher than the national average.
Thinking about buying a new property in Las Vegas, NV? Norada Real Estate Investments states that the average single-family home sells for about $480,000.
If you need help during the relocation process, Dave can help you with that too! He can connect you with a great agent who can help make your relocation a breeze. His company, Compass, has a network of over 25,000 agents across the nation.