If you’re planning a move to California, you’ve likely thought about the big stuff, like finding the perfect city and the perfect new job. While you’re mulling over these major choices, however, it can be all too easy to let smaller details slip through the cracks. That can result in more stress as you manage your big move. So instead of winging it, consider using these essential moving resources to plan your California relocation from start to finish.
Before You Start California Dreaming
Preparations for a long-distance move should start much sooner than later, so…
- Start searching for a home that will fit your needs.
- Make sure you understand the ins and outs of relocating to a new state.
- Next, make sure you have your new home expenses worked out.
- Make a moving checklist long before moving day.
- Also tackle financial tasks, like finding insurance.
During Your Big California Roadtrip
There are also a few things you will want to plan for during your move, like…
- Mapping out your drive so you know where to stop for gas, food, etc.
- Knowing how to pack your vehicle so that you maximize space.
- Finding pet-friendly hotels along your route, if you are traveling with furry family members.
- Planning ahead to have utilities connected, including internet and power.
- Also having repairs completed before your arrival, like installing new phone jacks.
After You Arrive in Your New Home State
Before you start enjoying California, be sure to cross these items off of your to-do list…
- If you haven’t already, change your address
- Unpack as many boxes as possible, to avoid stress later.
- Go introduce yourself to your new neighbors and neighborhood.
- Know where to order takeout so you won’t need to cook that first night.
- Take a break from all of that hard work and explore your new city!
Missing minor details can cause headaches and stress when you’re planning any move, but they can be a major hassle when you are moving to a new state. So before you make your move to California, make sure you have a solid plan that includes every task you will need to avoid stress and settle into your new home.
Guest Blog by Suzie Wilson. For more information, please visit: https://happierhome.net/