Moving to the Country

I’ve been binge watching “Escape to The Country”.  It’s  a British show about folks moving from the city to a place in the country in England, Wales, and Scotland.  All the landscapes are so beautiful. There are those who have retired and dream of a country home. But since  the pandemic began, many people are working from  home.  That means they can live wherever they choose.  When you are moving, there are many things to consider. You’ll need to think about the logistics of your move, like how much it will cost and what services you might need (like movers). It’s also important to look at the emotional aspects of a move, like finding new friends or dealing with feelings of isolation in an unfamiliar place. Hopefully this post will give you tips for planning a successful move.



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1) Start by creating a budget for your move. 


This will help you figure out how much money you’ll need to cover the costs of moving, from hiring movers to buying new furniture in your new city. Keep in mind that there are many hidden costs associated with moving, like packing supplies and transportation fees. Make sure to factor these into your overall budget. If you’re short on cash, consider DIYing some of the tasks involved in moving, like packing or driving your belongings to your new city. This can save you a lot of money in the long run!




2) Choose your moving date. 


This can be tricky since you’ll need to consider both your work schedule and the availability of movers. Try to pick a date that is as close to the end of the month as possible, so you won’t have to pay extra for last-minute moves. If possible, try to avoid weekends or holidays, when prices tend to be higher. If you’re moving long-distance, it’s important to plan well in advance. You’ll want to book your moving truck and flight tickets (if necessary) as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to start packing ahead of time, so you don’t have too much work left to do in the weeks leading up to your move.



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3) Think about adjusting to a new home.


You mustn’t underestimate the stress of moving.  Moving is exciting, but it can be overwhelming as well, so try taking things one step at a time during this transitional phase. You might want to join some real estate websites, clubs  or local clubs and activities in your new home.  Check out community activities and join those that appeal to you. It will help you make new friends in the new community.




4) Make sure to look into the services you might need. 


If your plans involve driving or flying, for example, then hiring a moving company is probably necessary. Check Yelp and Google reviews before committing to any service providers so that you can be confident in their credentials beforehand! If you’re moving within the same city (or even just around the corner), DIYing some of these tasks will likely save on costs as well. Consider packing your own belongings using supplies from stores like U-Haul or The Home Depot if money’s tight – this will help cut down expenses significantly.





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Making a move from to a new area is rarely easy, but it is easier with proper planning.







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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

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