Preparing to move to another city? From packing your belongings to finding a cost-effective way to move, relocating to a new city is no easy task. Fortunately, we’re here to help. To ensure a smooth move to your new home, follow this checklist for moving out of city.
Before anything else, it’s important to decide if moving to a new city is right for you. It’s normal to have your pre-move doubts whether you’re doing the right thing – what if the whole new city moving idea turned out to be a big mistake? And a big mistake is the last thing you’d want in your life right now.
Before moving to another state, I highly recommend making at least one trip to your new city. This way, you can get a good feel for the location and various neighborhoods. Bring a guide book with you or head to the town’s visitors center for brochures, maps and recommendations.
One of the things to consider when moving to a new city is how your budget will be able to handle the relocation expenses, if at all. Moving between two homes is an expensive affair and a residential move almost always ends up being costlier than what you expected in the beginning.
Have school-age children? Make researching schools in your new city or state a high priority. If you plan to send your child to public school, determine which neighborhoods are associated with your schools of interest.
Ideally, you’d like to find a new place to live before you move. Unless you know the area well already, we recommend renting for the first six months while you get a feel for the city. To find a safe, budget-friendly place to live, hire a reputable Realtor to show you homes in your choice neighborhoods. Hiring the right Realtor is extremely important when moving to another state.
If you do decide to hire a moving company to help with the move, make sure it’s a reliable and trustworthy one. When researching moving companies, check out company reviews and ratings on Moving.
All good tips for moving to a new city should include some pieces of advice on what’s the best way to pack for a move. Keeping in mind that packing just happens to be the most time-consuming task in any home mover’s agenda, you’ll need to approach that specific moving checklist item with the importance and urgency it holds.
Don’t forget to let your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers know you’re moving! Chances are good that you won’t have time to sit down with everyone in-person to tell them about the move. Instead, try sending a simple email with your new mailing address and any other additional details about the move you wish to share.
Moving to a new city without a job can be really tough for a number of obvious reasons. However, moving to a new city alone and with no friends can be a much tougher pill to swallow.
The end of your new city move will mark the beginning of your adaptation period – a critical time when your top-priority mission will be to chase away that sense of strangeness caused by the unfamiliar surroundings. And one excellent way to start your post-move acclimatization period is to explore your new city and discover its attractions and charms.