People have to move to different cities for a number of reasons. It could be because you joined a new school or college for studies or your work required you to move out. Here are few things you have to do before and after moving to a new city.
Plan everything out
When you have decided that you are going to move to a new city, you need to plan out everything. First thing is to see how many days you have to move out and it is always advisable for one to start early. Moving to another city is much more difficult than moving a house so you should start prepping at least four weeks before the date. Meanwhile you could use the extra time you have to look for movers, transport and shipping companies as you will need their help to make your work easier.
Choose the right company
You don’t want to choose movers who make your work complicated. There are a lot of complains regarding movers who break the furniture or who don’t pack properly which damages fragile items. So be very careful when hiring their service and do a lot of research. Shipping companies too have a bad record for misplacing items or not bringing everything on time. Make sure that the shipping container locks are strong so it doesn’t open when it’s on the road. To make things easier you could opt for door to door service, in this case the company sends people to pick up things from your current house and they deliver it directly to the new house. Also request to provide with your tracking facility where you can track in which location your items are.
Pack things in order
A common mistake people make is that they pack everything in a hurry and they simply throw things in cartons or bags. This will make things difficult while unpacking. So you should make sure you put everything neatly in large storage boxes and securely tape it. You could put different items in different boxes for example clothes can be in one container, books in another and so on. To make the whole process less complicated, you could sell the old furniture and other items you don’t need and use the proceeds to buy new items in the new city. This will reduce your work to a large extent. When you move into the new city, immediately get in touch with your neighbors and try to make new friends as you will need them till you get familiar with the new place, making new friends will not be an issue if you have moved for college or work related purpose!