10 Tips for a Successful Relocation

Are you hoping to relocate soon? For those who may be doing this for a better job or just to get to a better area, relocating to a new area can be hard. However, we have compiled a huge list of tips that can help to make this relocation successful starting from researching a new area to the actual move.

TIps for a Successful Move - Dunmar Moving Systems in Richmond, VA


  1. Research the locations that you are considering moving into. You will want to look at what the area offers, if you have kids is it a kid friendly area, can you afford the homes in the area? These are all things that you can find out by a simple Google search.
  2. Take a tour of the neighborhood before moving into it, so you can be sure that this is the area in which you want to live in. Of course, this only works for those who have plenty of time to do their research and have a choice for where they are moving to.
  3. Start planning your move, contact the moving company and get everything in order for your belongings to be taken to your new location. We recommend that you give at least a 2 week notice to us when you are needing to move, but the longer out the move the more likely you are going to get the move date that works for you.
  4. Start packing weeks in advance so that this process is not rushed. You will find that rushing leads to items being broken and damaged.
  5. Step back on moving day and let the pros do their job so that they can get this relocation underway as fast as possible.
  6. Start unpacking at your new home. We suggest unpacking essentials first and getting bedrooms set up.
  7. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the new area, get some takeout to avoid having to cook for a few days in your new home.
  8. Introduce yourself to the neighbors and start to integrate yourself into the community.
  9. If you have kids and pets, make sure that they are being integrated into the new area and truly try to let them find ways to enjoy their new home, such as going to the local park, getting kids involved in activities and the like.
  10. Try to integrate yourself into the community as soon as possible. You will find that this will make it easier on everyone and ensure that you are not feeling homesick.


For all your moving needs, be sure to reach out to Dunmar Moving…we are here to make your move easier!

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