Written by: Jaymie Chang
Moving can be an overwhelming experience, but being organized and knowing what — and how — to pack ahead of time will help alleviate stress and prepare you for the transition to a new home, especially when moving to another city.
Before the daunting moving process begins, we offer a few key points to keep in mind:
1. Study Up On Your New Lifestyle
- Depending on how far you’re moving, try to get an idea of your new area’s demographic and geographic attributes. The first, and possibly most obvious, thing to think about is the climate. Are you moving somewhere far away? If so, how hot will it be in the summer; what about winter? Knowing your future city’s climate will not only help you help pack more efficiently, but it will also help you adjust easier.
- Safety is another key thing to consider when moving. Be sure to check your new location’s crime rate and the frequency of noted robberies and break-ins. Being as familiar with your new neighborhood as possible before moving in will help eliminate any questions or second thoughts you may have about your area later on.
- Check your area’s nightlife to get an idea of the median age and overall vibe of your new surroundings. Also, try to find stores and areas that cater to your particular interests, as there’s nothing better than living somewhere where you truly feel you belong.
Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, knowing how to go from point A to point B is paramount. Your first step is to research individual moving companies to find the best rates. After you’ve narrowed your search down to a handful of companies, check reviews to find the one you feel most comfortable with. Also, remember to change your address as soon as possible, as bill companies and other companies may have a hard time contacting you.
Having a proper idea of what you need and where everything is in relation to you will automatically give you a sense of comfort and security. Knowing what’s around you is essential and will help the whole moving process stream effortlessly as you settle into your new home. A few important landmarks to look for are:
- Grocery stores
- School districts
- Post Offices
- Bank branches
- Doctor’s offices
After you’ve done all the preliminary research, it’s time for the real work to begin. Packing can be an intimidating task, so try to start as early as possible. Start by packing the things you know you won’t need immediately. Be sure to mark all your boxes after you’ve finished packing, as this will help clear up a lot of confusion later.
After you’ve finished packing all your belongings, it’s now time to think about your furniture. Depending on the size of your new home, packing and unloading all of your current furniture and other belongings may not seem too reasonable. Luckily, there’s hope! Self-storage is a great way to store your personal belongings for an extended period of time. Whether you’re downsizing, or simply have too many items, Storage Post Self-Storage is a great option that will not only give you peace of mind, but it will also help make your move much easier.
By checking your surrounding area and implementing proper packing and storing techniques, you’ll be sure to turn a sometimes overwhelming experience into an enjoyable one!
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