Moving to a new city is a daunting experience to say the least. Moving is a challenge in itself, but an intercity move can go disastrously wrong if you fail to make the necessary plans. If you’re struggling to find the motivation, think of it this way: if you start planning now, you won’t have to do as much work later. You can move in knowing that you’ve done everything in your power to make this a smooth transition and hopefully have a comfortable first night. And, even if things don’t go according to plan, at least you know you’ve tried. Here are a few tips for moving to a different city.
Seek Professional Movers
When it comes to moving in general, let alone to a new city, never go it alone. Ask friends, family, or neighbours for assistance or even seek help from professional removalists. A good moving service will assure you that your belongings are secure and remain undamaged during the trip, which is great for peace of mind since you never know how bumpy the road to a new city might be.
Create a List
Here’s another important part of the moving process: it takes two to tango. Movers will be able to help you as along as you help them, so take the time to write up a list of everything you need packed so that there is no chance of leaving anything behind. You should also write a list of everything you won’t be bringing with you, as this will give you an idea of what needs to be sold or thrown away. Lastly, it’s crucial that you check off any outstanding bills, get any car repairs out of the way, and disconnect any services that might still be in use at your current location. This should also include informing your friends and family of your new address and phone number.
Research Your Destination
Before leaving, you should discover more about where you’re headed. Research any imperative information, such as the nearest train station, supermarket, and high school (ensure the enrolment of your kids before you arrive). It might also be a good idea to create a list of contacts, such as your new doctor, hairdresser, and even your neighbours. Research social aspects of your future city too, including its bars, sporting groups, social clubs, and the general friendliness of its residents.
Again, whether the day is a breeze or a trial, you can rest assured that you’ve done everything you can to avoid a potentially disastrous move. The most important thing to keep in mind is that, without the support of your friends and friendly professionals, the transition to a different city will prove difficult. So gather anyone with some time to spare and offer him or her a task. Even if it’s simply moving a box from the living room to the front lawn, an extra hand can make a world of difference.
Have you moved to a new city in the past? What was the most difficult part of doing so for you? Share any tips you’ve picked up in the comments below.