Relocating can be a challenging process, but with careful planning and organization, you can make it easier on yourself. Here are some tips to help make relocation more manageable:
Create a Plan:
Start planning well in advance. Create a timeline that outlines tasks leading up to the move. Make a checklist of everything that needs to be done, such as finding a new home, packing, hiring movers, notifying utilities, and updating your address.
Contact one of our relocation specialists:
Our team is trained to educate you on your neighborhood options. We will assist in helping you understand the local amenities, schools, and transportation options. You can view our available inventory on our website and schedule a virtual tour 24 hours per day / 7 days a week. Philadelphia is filled with so many fantastic neighborhoods and we are excited to help you explore. Once you find your perfect home, our digital leasing process will make locking in your new home a breeze.
Declutter and Downsize:
Before you start packing, go through your belongings and declutter. Donate or sell items you no longer need. Downsizing can make the packing process more manageable and reduce moving costs.
Hire Professional Movers:
If possible, hire professional movers. Get quotes from several companies and choose one that fits your budget and requirements. Ensure the moving company is licensed and insured.
Start packing early, beginning with items you use less frequently. Label boxes clearly with the contents and the room they belong to. This makes unpacking easier.
Pack essential items separately and keep them with you during the move.
Notify Important Parties:
Update your address with the post office, banks, insurance companies, and any other relevant institutions. Inform friends and family of your new address.
Utilities and Services:
to Schedule the disconnection of utilities at your old home and the connection of utilities at your new home. Upon approval, we will provide all of the details you need to set everything up in your new space. Our agents are also available 24 hours a day to assist with any questions you may have. Also, do not forget to transfer or cancel subscriptions for services like internet, cable, and newspapers.
Take Care of Legalities:
Research and understand the legal requirements of your move, especially if you’re moving to a new state or country. Transfer your driver’s license and update your vehicle registration.
Plan for Pets and Plants:
Moving can be stressful for our furry family members! If you have pets, arrange for their transportation and any necessary documentation. Plan how you’ll transport plants, as some moving companies may not move them.
Pack a box of essentials for your first day at the new location. Include toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, and any items you’ll need immediately. Be prepared for unexpected challenges. Flexibility and a positive attitude can make the moving process smoother. Remember, a well-organized approach and attention to detail can significantly reduce the stress of relocation. We are with you every step of the way.