Currently, Phoenix is losing hundreds of residents. People are leaving because of problems like overpopulation, skyrocketing property and rental prices, extraordinarily high temperatures, and pollution, to name just a few.
However, planning a long distance move out of Phoenix is just as hard as planning one from any other city. There’s a lot to do, and you can end up with a lot of physical pain and stress if you don’t plan it right. Fortunately, you can overcome this challenge by doing a few simple things, including the following:
Plan and research extensively
When you receive confirmation that you must relocate, set up a calendar and to-do list based on your preferred arrival date in your new city. Your to-do list should include tasks you need to complete, such as packing, making travel arrangements, canceling subscriptions, etc. You should also plan how you will move your large household items, how family members and pets will travel, and whether you are taking your cars along or not. You’ll also need extensive research on living costs and employment opportunities in the city you plan to move to.
To stay organized, keep all your to-do lists, calendars, estimates, and invoices, in one folder, either in physical state or digital format, whichever you prefer.
Hire professional movers
To simplify most of the grunt work, consider hiring a Phoenix long distance moving company that can help you get your stuff out of town and transport it to your new home. Professional long distance movers take all the hassle out of relocation. They provide all services, including loading, packing, moving, and unloading your belongings.
When looking for a moving company, be thorough with your research. Ask people you trust for recommendations. Go online, look for companies in Phoenix, visit their websites, and get quotes from multiple companies before hiring one. Ensure the company is licensed and provides insurance.
Make sure pet transportation is sorted
Having pets makes the process of long distance migration much more difficult. If you’re traveling by road, the most practical method for moving pets is to keep them in the car with you. However, this might not always be a choice, especially if the distance is too long or if you’re relocating abroad.
Despite the availability of pet transportation choices, consider that not all aircraft are pet-friendly. Additionally, picking the right route means you’ll have to spend days away from your pet. Always ensure your pet has an appropriate carrier and food for the journey.
Make arrangements to bring your animals to the vet so they may receive a pet health certification, which is typically necessary for transportation companies like airlines, and ensure their vaccines are up-to-date.
Make sure to declutter while packing
Movers will typically charge you based on how much your stuff weighs, the area it occupies, or the effort required to transport it. Either way, the less you have to transport, the cheaper the cost of relocation. Therefore, the smarter thing to do is not to take anything unnecessary. This necessitates a complete cleanup of your house and getting rid of any items you don’t want or need. Take only the stuff you want to keep.
It is preferable to start this task as soon as possible because it can take some time, particularly once your move has been confirmed. Don’t take on too much at once; focus on one room at a time. Use the three-pile method to declutter your stuff. Pack only the stuff you want to keep, sell the stuff you think has value, and throw away the stuff you don’t want to take with you.
Have a separate overnight bag
You’ll need several things immediately, both during the move and more so after you get to your new location. This includes all of the food and supplies for your pet, as well as any prescription medications, important documents, skincare products, valuables, and a few pairs of clothes to get by a couple of days till you unpack and settle into your new home. You can either pack these items in your luggage or ship them to your new residence beforehand.
Don’t leave without saying goodbye
Even though you’ll be extremely busy in the days and weeks leading up to your move, it’s still crucial to see your friends and neighbors one last time. Make arrangements for your kids to say goodbye to their schoolmates and teachers. Plan a get-together for your close circle. Visit your favorite local places while you have the opportunity to. Snap lots of pictures, and be sure to let your loved ones know the new address you’ll be moving to; that would save you some trouble when starting all over again.
Transfer personal details
If you’re leaving Arizona, you may have to get a new driver’s license, insurance policy, and new connections for utilities. Be sure to cancel existing subscriptions, locally-issued documents that won’t be valid outside of Phoenix, AZ, and notify relevant parties of changes in personal details before leaving so that you have it easier when reapplying for them in the new state. Ask if some service providers offer transfers in the state you’re moving to.
Leaving Phoenix for better opportunities is a big decision. And, like every long distance move, the process isn’t going to be easy. So plan it right from the get-go to ensure a smooth move. Use the tips mentioned above to make quick work of time-consuming tasks like packing, planning, and budgeting. Enlisting the help of professional movers can make leaving Phoenix for new beginnings elsewhere a straightforward task.