By / OVM TEAM
Moving Company Tips on Changing Cities
Starting at a New School or Job? Let Professional Movers Ease the Transition
There are quite a few reasons why you might suddenly be packing up to move to a new town or city, and this moving company has seen them all. From prospective students preparing to begin in the next semester to those accepting an exciting new job offer, and even just people looking for a fresh start and a change of scenery, there’s one thing they all share: the hurdle of organizing a move to a new city. However, with a little advice from local professional movers, you can take a little weight off—figuratively, and literally. Here’s how to ace that inter-city move:
Buy a Calendar—and Use It!
It’s one thing to say you’re going to be organized about things, and another entirely to put that into practice. A small whiteboard calendar can be purchased from your local office supply store or even from big chain stores like Walmart, and will come in handy while you prepare to move (and perhaps even be useful for marking assignments or errands down after your move). Mark important deadlines and dates—signing a lease, when to have certain things either packed or sold by, when to call the movers, and of course, the big day itself.
Decide What to Keep, Toss, Store, or Buy
Every time you move, you’ll likely be leaving some things behind for good—and acquiring new things while you go. Sort your belongings between what you need to take, and what you can afford not to. If you’re going to be moving into a dorm or small apartment and your parents are cool with letting you keep things at home, this can make these choices easier. If you’ll need things like a new laptop and textbooks for your classes, or a microwave for your new apartment, it’s better to buy these things after arrive so you don’t have to move them, too.
Having a Roommate? Discuss Logistics
If you know who you’ll be living with in the new city, this is a tremendous resource. From recommendations on a good moving company, to knowing where to get groceries, you should take the time to talk to your new roommate before moving day. Also, ask about shared items like cutlery, glassware, toasters, and so on, to get a sense for what you need and what you don’t have to worry about.
Prepare for Adventure
Moving is an adventure. Whether it’s new classes with new classmates or an exciting new job in a new city, you’re in for new experiences and that can certainly be overwhelming. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your new home—the weather, the fun places, where you can get a burger at three in the morning—and you’ll find you’re having the time of your life in no time.
To make your big move easier, you can always call on movers to help. A professional moving company can help take the stress out of your transition, so you can get back to what’s important