The Ultimate Long Distance Moving Guide
Long-distance moving can be stressful and risky, especially if you’re not completely familiar with the new area. You want to make sure you made the right decision from the start, so follow these tips before you rush into your big move.
Scope out the neighborhood.
Visiting the neighborhood and doing extensive research before you decide to make it your new home is important. You’ll want to know about the taxes, investigate the crime rate, and explore without seeming too intrusive. Plan to stay in the neighborhood for a weekend and walk around, visit stores and restaurants and make it a point to start some conversations with natives.
Learn about the school district.
If you have kids or are planning to have children, it’s important to take a lot of time to research the school district. This could be a deal-breaker if you find out the district doesn’t live up to your wants and needs for your children. Plan ahead, check state testing results online, find a district group on Facebook or another platform, talk to other parents, and give the school a call to speak to the principal yourself.
Check out the grub.
If you like to go out to eat once and a while or even consider yourself a frequent Door Dash user, you’ll want to find out what type of restaurants and food stores are around you. If the only place to eat at is a Waffle House 20 minutes away, you may want to rethink your relocation to that specific area. When you visit, make sure to walk around, drive around, and even check your Door Dash, Uber Eats or Around Me apps to find out your options. Having a grocery store or a department store nearby is key. The distance between home and these stores/restaurants can also be a deal-breaker! Unless you don’t mind living a while away from a store – keep looking.
“Are you not entertained?”
Let’s be honest, there’s only so much entertainment on Netflix and Disney +. Yes, they’re great but what if you want to go out and do something? If you’re someone that enjoys a Friday night out on the town, make sure there are places to go. Check for a nearby movie theatre, concert venue, Escape Room, etc. Developing cabin fever in your new home is not a great start.
Whether you’re moving to a new state due to scoring a new job, or you plan to find a job after you move, it’s important to find out how close these employment opportunities are. If you’ve been offered a job and that has triggered your desire to move, find out how far surrounding neighborhoods are from that location. You don’t want a long commute! If you’re planning on hunting for a job when you get to your new area, make sure to search while you’re visiting or online for places that are hiring. Are there a lot of opportunities for you? How far would you need to commute? How much do these jobs pay?
You’re not in Kansas anymore.
Moving to a new state, especially one far away from where you are now, is going to be different. In addition to financial differences and personalities, there’s one big thing you need to learn about before deciding to move. Weather. If this new area is prone to Tornados or constant snow and you’re not a fan of bad weather, this is something you’ll want to know before you sign anything! Dorothy didn’t have a choice, but you do.
Hire a professional moving company.
Hiring a professional moving company with experience in long-distance moves will ensure a smooth moving process. The Daymakers Moving & Storage team leader who delivers your boxes and furniture will be the one who helped pack and load them for you. Our interstate movers stay with you until your move is successfully completed. Trust those who have the experience and expertise in long-distance moving to put your mind at ease.
Daymakers can ensure a smooth transition from here to there and a safe delivery of everything you want and need in your new home. Whether you’re heading a few states over or across the country, allow us to help you start your new adventure on a positive note so your new home can feel like home right away.
Contact us for information and request a free quote, here. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your big move!