Moving to Austin? Here’s Everything You Need to Do

Whether you’re moving from across the state or across the country, leaving your old home and starting a new life can be scary! But if you’re lucky enough to be moving to a city like Austin, you won’t be disappointed by what one of the fastest-growing cities in the country has in store for you. Armstrong Relocation – San Antonio’s tips below will help you prepare for your move to the Live Music Capital of the World!

1. Hire your movers

Hiring a trusted, experienced relocation team can make or break your move, especially if you’re new to Austin. We’ve been in the moving business for decades and we’ve moved hundreds of families in and out of Austin. We not only know this city like the back of our hands, but we also offer comprehensive moving and storage services. Instead of being left to your own devices organizing your move, we assign you a Move Coordinator. Your Armstrong Move Coordinator will be your single-point-of-contact and will create your entire move plan from beginning to end, ensuring you have a personal contact every step of the way. Our teams will do everything from packing your things to getting you settled in your new space. We do the heavy lifting so you can enjoy your new life in ATX.

2. Build your to-do list 

Your Armstrong Move Coordinator will take care of all the legwork and logistics surrounding your move, while you tackle, what may seem to be, your never-ending to-do list. Your list may include things like cleaning out your clutter and planning the utilities for your new space. When decluttering, remember the one-year rule—if you haven’t used it in the last year, donate or sell it! You’ll also be surprised at how many multiples of the same item you have. Add donating duplicates to your to do list, as well, and be sure to ask your Move Coordinator about Armstrong’s decluttering services.

Regarding utilities, there’s nothing worse than getting settled in your new home and immediately having to haggle with multiple utility providers just to actually LIVE in your new home. Be sure to contact your utilities company to arrange disconnect and/or connect services at your old and new residence.

3. Plan your storage needs

If your new home is significantly smaller than your current one or if you’re moving to Austin (known for its hotter climate) from a cooler climate city, you may want to take extra care putting your larger and pricier belongings somewhere other than in your attic or basement storage. Armstrong – San Antonio is part of a network of 30 Armstrong teams across the country that own and operates nearly 3 million square feet of storage space. Meaning when you hire Armstrong, you’re gaining far more storage space and services than your average moving team.

4. Get settled in your new home

So, your move day has come and gone and now you’re ready to live in your new city and home! Not sure where to begin? Try starting with unpacking your necessities like the kitchen and bathroom. Take your time while you are unpacking. If an item doesn’t fit your new space, decide if it is best to donate or sell it. As you begin to unpack the fundamental necessities, your new home will begin to take shape. Every decoration added thereafter, just adds a finished touch. And of course, Armstrong will be there every step of the way to take care of all the little details so you can get to exploring the city, experiencing the incredible Austin food and music scene, and truly making your new city feel like home.

5. Get to know Austin

Austin boasts one of the largest and most diverse populations of any major city with nearly a million people calling the River City home. The city is rich with history, culture, and in recent years has become a mecca for new residents with a population that continues to rise. If you’re an outdoors lover you’ll find plenty of local riverside views and nearby natural resources like hiking trails and caverns. If you love a rich nightlife you can head to many nationally acclaimed spots in the downtown region for five-star cuisine, bars, clubs, and live entertainment. No matter your speed, Austin has a place for you!

Austin is also home to one of the largest music festivals, SXSW, a massive music, film, and media festival that has been held in March since the late ’80s. Nearly 400,000 people attend every year to see the festival’s screenings, concerts, and conferences from world-renowned creators and musicians. SXSW is an incredible experience for visitors and residents of Austin with five total days of experiences happening in the heart of the city. With hundreds of thousands of people flocking to Austin to attend SXSW, it’s a huge perk to live within driving distance.

Moving to a big, busy city like Austin may feel very daunting, but with a strong team to have your back and take care of the messy parts of moving, you’ll be ready to start your new life in Austin faster. Armstrong – San Antonio has a history of making both residential and commercial moves easy and stress-free.

Want to learn more about moving stress-free with Armstrong – San Antonio? Contact us today via phone at 210.225.6683 or request your free quote online.

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