20 Relocating Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Move


Whether you are relocating house or relocating country, the tips are almost the same! Being organized is probably the key to a smooth move, but here are 20 different ideas to put into motion when relocating to a new City, State or Neighborhood.

Relocating Family unpacking boxes in the living room

  1. Find a local realtor to assist you – someone with experience and local knowledge. Read our post of How to Select The Right Real Estate Agent
  2. Choose your neighborhood carefully – it can impact your experience of your new city
  3. Visit in person don’t purchase a home without looking at the neighborhood, house and the location
  4. Make a list of things that need to get done before you embark on the move
  5. De-clutter – get rid of stuff you have not used in the last year
  6. Start a packing timeline – then stick to it, if you are not using a removal firm
  7. Pack a First Night Box
  8. Then box number 2 – the next most important things you will need
  9. Stay organized – prepare for the unexpected – know where the first aid box is and the tool box
  10. Write which room the box is for, then color code the box tape so you can easily spot each room items from a glance. Write a quick synopsis of what is in the box
  11. Removal firms – check their client reviews
  12. Does the removal firm use their own staff and trucks or are they subcontracting the move?
  13. Have an arrival plan and unpacking schedule – tape it onto a door/window so its easy to find when you cannot think straight
  14. Pack out the beds and make them up straight away – that way, when you are tired, you do not have to wonder where your bedding is, or still have to make the beds
  15. Kids rooms, make sure they are packed out quickly with at least their familiar bedding and toys around them.
  16. Have a checklist of things you need to do when you get to your new location – utilities, cable, schools, doctors, dentists
  17. Find your neighborhood resource (like the Nextdoor or Facebook Group) and ask for recommendations for doctors, dentists, etc
  18. Become local quickly – find the new norm and adjust to it – it makes your life easier and your family will settle more easily
  19. If your children have good friends in the neighborhood / State you left, setup a phone call / Facetime or Skype call so that they can connect and they won’t feel quite so lost without their buddies
  20. Familiarize yourself with your new area – look at the map and find the main attractions, that will help you understand locations more easily

Your realtor should be a great source of information when you are relocating. You can ask them for the local information before you ever consider the move. They should have a resource folder with relocation information that could help you on your way to settling more quickly and easily.

Moving to the Carolinas? The Gaddy Group are locals – we relocated here many years ago and we have a great amount of local knowledge and information that we can share with you. Please contact us, we would love to be your guide to a happy lifestyle in the beautiful Carolinas.

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