METCALF MOVING BLOG

March 14, 2022

5 Things to Do to Prepare for Moving to a New City

Relocating to a brand new city is energizing yet stressful at the same time. 

Whether you’re moving to a new town for an exciting job opportunity or you’re making a fun lifestyle change, there are various things to take care of to make your move successful and smooth.

Here are five things you can do to prepare for your big move so that it is as hassle-free as possible.

1. Research Your New City

Do a little online research about your new city or town. Check with your friends and followers on social media to see if they live in or have helpful information about your upcoming new home.

Consider plotting out where the closest amenities will be to your new home. For example, identify grocery and convenience stores, coffee shops, local gyms, etc. Knowing where these amenities are is excellent information to have in the first few frantic days after you’ve arrived.

2. Establish Professional Contacts

If you’ve landed a new job in your future city, you already have the beginnings of professional connections. But if you are still looking for a job, it’s essential to reach out and make some contacts before relocating.

Try to schedule interviews ahead for when you’ll be visiting the city. Then, if you land a job before you officially move, it will be a relief and stress-reducer.

3. Connect With Friends

If you are friends or acquaintances with anyone who lives in your new city, contact them before relocating to reestablish your friendship. It doesn’t matter if they are only acquaintances or perhaps individuals you were connected to many years ago — make these connections.

Reestablishing contact with people will allow you to branch out to form friendships and deeper associations when you arrive. It will also provide you with a network of people to rely on if you need assistance adjusting to your new city.

4. Pare Down Your Stuff

Any time you relocate, it gives you a prime opportunity to declutter your life. You have the chance to cull through and separate the belongings that you no longer need.

If you have the chance to do it before you start the packing process — excellent — if not, do it as you pack. Take a hard look at all your belongings and question if they are essential and need to travel with you to your new home. Now is the time to let go of the things taking up space in your home — and your mind. By clearing out these things, packing and moving will be much easier. 

5. Contract With Professional Movers

Ease your moving anxiety by hiring a professional moving company. Full-service movers can help you with everything from packing to loading to transport and unpacking.

Professional movers can help you plan and save time and effort as you prepare to relocate to your new city.

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