Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
July 02, 2020

Moving to a New City on Your Own

Moving to a new cityBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

When it comes to changing locations as well as settings, you are not alone. About 32 million people moved to a different address in 2019 based on the U.S. Census. And with nearly 36 million folks occupying single households, many of those on the go included individuals also living alone. The mix of anxiety, anticipation, thrill, joy, and freedom strikes all together as you pack boxes, clean home appliances, and fill up the moving van in readiness for the journey to the new town. You leave family members, friends, well known spots, and fun moments and anticipate building new moments. If you are moving to Austin alone, there is nobody to lean on and ask, "Am I doing what's right?", so the chance to assess your new area is before getting there.

I am new here (however not for long): Ten tactics to tackle the new town

Know before going

Investigate your new area by checking out local websites, dining establishments, theater, music, museums, and arts reviews. You will get a feeling of the breadth of offerings, prices, and plot sites on the map, which also gives a visible configuration of the town.

Build a budget

Living expenses within your new area along with your budget should conform to each other. If you like going out to restaurants as well as touring art venues, be sure you have the money reserved for fun.

Say an appropriate goodbye

Pay a visit to friends, family, as well as neighbors personally and let them know you will miss them and truly appreciate their kindness. Get addresses, cell phone numbers, and email addresses and insert them to your digital address book. You are departing from town, but not leaving relationships.

Where are my people?

Connect with everyone you know inside your new city with a phone call, text message, or email message prior to when you arrive. Ask your manager for an introduction to folks they know, ask close friends in the previous hometown for contacts and you can even check out social groups before arriving.

Contact the businesses serving you

When you have established your moving date with your moving company in Austin, contact the utility companies, cable tv, Internet, and phone companies, as well as the U.S. Postal Service to tell them of the move date and cease or move services and forward your mail.

Help make moving simpler: declutter and give away

Simplify your move as well as your life while you pack simply by setting containers to one side loaded with items you no longer need or utilize and donate them before you go. It's your last generous gift to your former community.

Lists, cartons, packing materials, plus a calendar - it's planned, never mayhem

Pack up the non-essential items first, such as wintertime clothing if you are moving in the summer months, duplicate kitchen gear, luxurious dishes and glassware, art, books, antiques, as well as extra bedding. Tag every single carton by room as well as contents, as well as number the boxes, with a matching listing in the event labels have become misplaced. Put personal paperwork, like insurance records, passport, pet information, healthcare records, financial, and tax records inside a separate waterproof container which includes a securing lid and plan to move this stuff in hand. Schedule a little packing and cleaning every day, so the rush doesn't pop up within the final few days prior to the move. If you're in a time crunch, speak to your moving company in Austin about packing services that they offer.

Create your comfort zone upon arrival

You've made it to your new house, and whether it's the new apartment, condominium, or residential home, allow it to be your own. Instead of unpack until you end up being exhausted, put a handful of treasured items within the place for the first evening: candles, photographs, some pottery, glass or steel sculpture, a book or even a couple, along with a wall hanging. Your place is no longer cold and impersonal; it seems like your home.

Move with the best suited moving company in Austin

A-1 Freeman Moving Group's four and a half decades in the moving niche offers valued clients with the experience for every move, no matter if local, long-distance, or international. Our knowledgeable team works jointly with you from the primary phases of packing and disassembling massive pieces of furniture to storage, loading, moving, unloading, and setting your valued household pieces properly in the new home. The fundamental target is meeting the requirements of each and every customer and responding to every question, regardless of the size or scope of the move. Contact us to learn more and a free quote and make the right move to your new hometown with us.


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