Planning a Move to a New City

Relocating? Prepare for your move to a new city now! 

Whether you are moving for a new job, getting a fresh start, or going to school, moving to a new city can be difficult, especially if you are not prepared for it. Rest assured, though, if you have the right attitude and prepare for the move, you eventually will settle into your new city! 

Ready to relocate? Follow these tried-and-true tips from Florida’s Best Moving and Storage on how to plan a stress-free move to a new city!  

Moving to a New City? Do Your Research  

Before deciding to move, do your research. Look into the cost of living in the city, the weather, traffic, and social spots that you can go to make new friends. If you have children, research school districts and family-friendly neighborhoods.  

If you are moving to start a new life, consider the business environment or job market, especially if you don’t have a new job already lined up!  

If you can, visit the city that you plan to move to before you make the final decision to move. This way, you can check things out and get a feel for the city and how living there might be.  

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Budgeting the Move 

Keep in mind that the cost of living varies by city. Luckily, the Tampa Bay area is known for its great weather and pretty affordable cost of living. But if you’re moving from here, make sure that you can afford the new city. For example, New York, Los Angeles, and Boston are some of the most expensive cities to live in.  

Look at your bank account to determine whether you can afford the costs of moving and paying bills for the first couple of months after relocating, especially if you don’t have a job yet. We’ll do our part to make your move affordable with our local and long-distance moving services. 

Finding a New Home  

Start looking for an apartment or a house as early as possible before your move. This will give you time to consider whether renting or buying is the best option for you.  

Remember, your rent to mortgage payment should not be more than 25 percent of your disposable income. If money is tight, consider sharing an apartment with an agreeable roommate.  

When looking for a new home, consider the crime rate in that area, the standard of living, nearby amenities, transportation, etc.  

Moving into a short-term space in Tampa, but have items and furniture that just will not fit? Call Florida’s Best Moving today for a storage quote: (813) 485-6580! 

Plan Your Move  

Now that the research is complete, a budget created, and you have a place to live, it is time to get packingDon’t wait until the last minute.  

Break the packing into small tasks that you can do every day for the weeks leading up to moving day. While you’re at it, this is a great opportunity to start fresh and downsize! There is no sense in moving items that you no longer need or want.  

Further, do not delay hiring movers. If you are making a summer move, be aware that this is our busiest time, and you need to schedule your move early! 

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You’ve Moved! Now, Get Out and Explore  

You’ve made it. But perhaps if you moved long-distance, then perhaps your stuff hasn’t. Take the time to explore your new area.  

If you are beginning a new job, make a trial trip to the office to see how long your new commute will take — you don’t want to be late on your first day. Celebrate your successful move and head to the local pub for drinks. There, you can meet new friends that will make settling in not so lonely.  

Also, say hi to your new neighbors! Once you are finished unpacking and settling in, you can experience your new city with the new friends you’ve made.  

Don’t have enough time or energy to pack and unpack your belongings? We’re unpacking pros too. At Florida’s Best Moving and Storage, we can handle any aspect of your move so you can focus on enjoying your new community. 

Stress-Free Moving to a New City 

Planning to move to a new city in the Tampa Bay area or beyond? Our moving professionals at Florida’s Best Moving and Storage are ready to help make your move as stress-free as possible!  

Whether you are moving into a rental or a home, or need long or short-term storage options, we are here to help! Contact us today for a no-hassle, moving, or storage quote: (813) 485-6580!