Moving to a New City
So, you’ve decided to make the move and relocate to a land far, far away. You’re excited about all the possibilities that await in your new city, from restaurants and museums, to neighborhoods, shops and parks. While there’s plenty to be excited about, there are also many things to keep in mind when relocating to a far off city.
The first question most people ask when moving to a new city is “how am I going to get there?” Indeed, this is, most likely, the most important question to ask. There are many long distance moving companies to choose from, and most offer quality service, but can be very expensive. If you’re going this route, do your homework and examine your choices thoroughly. In my time in the moving industry, most of the horror stories I’ve heard were from customers who had experienced a long distance move. Liability issues arise when items get damaged, so be sure you know exactly what the company that is moving you is liable for. If you purchase additional insurance, know your policy inside and out and always make sure you have a copy of the policy at hand.
If you’re going the “storage unit” route, check the zoning restrictions in your new city. Chicago, for example, has very specific zoning restrictions for certain types of storage. If you choose the wrong company and don’t have a driveway or place to put that container on moving day, you could be setting yourself up for a massive headache. Fortunately, Zippy Shell uses street legal mobile storage units, so zoning restrictions are not an issue. And, whether you’re moving locally or cross-country, Zippy Shell makes the process as stress free as possible!
Now that you’ve decided how you’re going to move, it’s time for those pesky details that often slip through the cracks. These are things you should know about your new location that will make moving day a lot easier. Have you filed a change of address? Will you have Internet access when you arrive? What is the parking situation in your new city or neighborhood? Where is the nearest hospital? Where are the nearest stores to get those last minute items you may have forgotten? Where are the nearest restaurants that deliver? How far away are any friends or relatives in case of an emergency? All of these items and more should be put on a checklist and easily accessible. Believe me, you’ll be glad you have it!
Once you make that move, you can take your time settling into your new home and getting to know your new city. Just remember to follow these tips and keep homesickness at bay;at least for a little while!