How to move to a new city DIY

Moving is stressful enough when you’re staying in the same city. But when you’re moving to an entirely new town, and you’re on your own, it can feel incredibly overwhelming. Though an experienced moving company can help take the strain out of packing, driving, and unloading, you’ll need to find ways to adjust to your new home and a new hometown. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started on the right foot.

Downsize Your Life

Moving costs are based on how much you’re moving to your new home. The less stuff you pack up, the more affordable the move will be. Before you move, get rid of clutter, junk, and items you no longer want. You can donate items in good condition or host a garage sale and make a little extra money on the side. This way, you’ll move only the items you truly want to keep and make unpacking your life at your new home easier and faster in the process.

Scout Out the Area

The thing will inevitably get misplaced during the move. And that means you’ll need to know where you can pick up the basics to get you by until you unpack everything. Before you get to your new home, take a moment to locate the nearest grocery store, coffee shop, gas station, and any other establishment you think you might need. This way, you’ll already have an idea of how to get there and won’t have to scramble to find a store nearby when you need one most.

Find Ways to Be Social

It’s normal to miss your friends and family in your old city. But the sooner you put yourself out there, the sooner you’ll start meeting new people. Before you move, look for activities and events you might be interested in and commit to going to at least one new thing each week. Not sure where to start? Think about the things you love doing. If you’re passionate about working out, find a local gym. If you love animals, find a local animal shelter and volunteer.

Keep In Touch with Your Old Friends

Just because you’re moving away doesn’t mean you have to forget your old friendships. Just the opposite—it means you need to put more effort into maintaining them. Make a point of checking in with your old friends frequently. This can be as simple as texting them when you’re thinking about them. And if you need some face-to-face time, schedule a video call. Staying in touch can make all the difference in helping you feel connected to your old life.

Think of moving to a new city as a chance to have a fresh start. You’ll be able to explore new sites, try new things, and meet new people every day. It should be exciting, not stressful. If you’re worried about packing up your apartment, let our team help you manage your move. We’ll take care of the driving and heavy lifting so you can focus on getting to know your new hometown.

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Joe V
Joe V

Joe has been working as a mover since 1997. He is a moving expert that loves to advise and share his knowledge with others. Contact Eden's Moving and ask Joe any moving-related questions you have.

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Vince Ortiz
Vince Ortiz
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Tanner Goodwin
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I don't know what to say other than thanks Eden's! They helped me move twice now and both were smooth as you can expect a move to be. A broken cup or two but what do you expect, they moved my stuff across state lines and I have broken more moving myself, that is just part of the process. They were great about going over the coverage options too to ensure I was covered for any damages. Always get insurance for a move! Thanks again Eden's, I will recommend you to anyone!
sue tunner
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Sonic HealingCO
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The movers showed up on time, and did an amazing job dealing with some very difficult pieces of furniture. They moved things that I thought would be impossible to move. They worked hard and fast and were very careful with my walls nothing was scratched. Good work! Thanks!!
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Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng
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Thomas, Isaias, and Enrrque did a fantastic job helping us move to a new apartment and the move is really professional. Great service and would definitely recommend it!
Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng
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Thomas, Isaias, and Enrrque did a fantastic job helping us move to a new apartment and the move is really professional. Great service and would definitely recommend it!
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Nil taragon
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Highly recommended movers! We hired Edens movers for a local move in Lakewood CO and they did an outstanding job. The movers were professional and friendly and the entire move went smoothly without any trouble. From the start they were organized and clear and the price was more than fair. Thank you for your great job!
Nil taragon
Nil taragon
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Best prices and great to work with. You have to wait a little bit longer for your stuff but they were very upfront about the time frame, gave us a range, and called a few days ahead of time. Our move was difficult because our stuff was in storage (we had already moved and due to another moving company dropping the ball we could not get back to finalize boxing everything up). They did a great job once they arrived organizing our stuff in storage carefully. I would highly recommend.
Kevin Spina
Kevin Spina
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Save yourself the time and trouble of trying to do it yourself or hiring questionable movers - I fully recommend Eden's Moving Services to anyone who needs professional moving services! I used their long distance moving service, their storage service and their packing services and they did a great job. The teams where very professional and the entire move process was perfect.
Julia Johns
Julia Johns
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On time, and worked well with all my new HOA rules for the move in. Worked through a blizzard for us! No damage to anything. Worked quickly & efficiently. Thomas, Alfredo and Baluino are an excellent team! Would highly recommend!
David Mink-Rover
David Mink-Rover
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My household has used Edens four times now with perfect results. The moved a massive Piano off the second floor – safe and quick. I hired them again with my recent long-distance move. The crew showed up on time, they were quick and careful with my stuff, and they made sure everything got placed where I'd need it.. Great experience once again. Will definitely use them again. extremely recommended.
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