Moving to a new city is both exciting and stressful. On one hand, you’re saying goodbye to a familiar space and friendly people, and on the other hand, you are preparing to settle into a new space. At first, the streets are strange, the people are different, and the food is unfamiliar. It takes time to get used to everything, so your home should be a safe space of comfort and familiarity.
Let’s explore a few tips to survive the big move to a new city and settle in quickly.
Create a public list
Having a list can help to keep the important tasks in front of your mind and make sure that no task is forgotten. Rather than keep a list on your phone or personal journal, you can write them on a window or stick it on the fridge so that the whole family stays updated with various responsibilities.
Establish a detailed budget
There are several hidden costs involved with moving, from buying packaging materials to paying for fuel for the car. It’s important to plan a detailed budget when preparing for the move, making sure that you include all costs to avoid surprise expenses.
Hire help when needed
The moving process doesn’t need to be done alone. Ask your friends and family to help lighten the load, or hire the services of a professional moving company to reduce unnecessary stress.
Tie up loose ends
Moving to a new city is a big milestone, with lots of different factors to consider. Make sure that you keep a list of small tasks that need to be completed so that they don’t fall between the cracks. For example, settle all utility bills and hire a final deep clean of your home.
Declutter the home in advance
You’ll be amazed to see how many belongings you accumulate over the years, so give yourself enough time to declutter your home before you start packing. Move from one room to another and decide which items you want to keep, donate, or put in storage.
At StorageWise, we offer services to help streamline the moving experience. Rent an affordable storage unit to keep your belongings or browse our box shop for quality packing supplies!
We even offer a free move-in service on your chosen moving day. Give us a call at +353 61 446326 to find out more about our services.