Moving to San Diego

San Diego is one of the most beautiful places in the world so it’s no wonder hundreds of families relocate to the San Diego area every year. Even still, there are a few things you will want to take care of in preparation for your move. Whether you are buying or renting in San Diego, we want to want help make the process as smooth as possible. Here are some things to keep in mind before your move:

1. Get organized. It’s all too easy to let organization slide when you are dealing with the stress of a move. However, if you keep track of everything as you are doing it, you will have less stress later on. The easiest and most satisfying way to stay on top of things is by making lists. If you keep track of what you need to do, you will know both what still needs to be done as well as what has already been accomplished. It can be a huge bummer to have to ask yourself, “Wait, have I already done that?”

2. Maintain a budget. A big move can do a number on one’s finances. Especially considering the costs of relocating and having to buy new furniture and appliances, it is important that you don’t stretch yourself too far. Moving to a new place can be overwhelming, but you will be happy that you weren’t frivolous when you have plenty of extra money in the bank for those remodels you promised yourself. 

3. Clean house. While you should absolutely leave a clean house behind, you should also take the time to get rid of any items you won’t need in your new home. For example, if you are moving from the Midwest, you probably won’t need all of those down jackets and comforters. Why waste time, space and money bringing them to San Diego when they will most likely just collect dust. Moving can be a great opportunity to assess exactly what you need and what you can leave behind. You can either have a garage sale to rid yourself of these unnecessary items, or you can also give them to charity or a family member.

4. Packing it up. Unfortunately, the moving process entails a great deal more than simply snapping your fingers (though, if it did, we’d be out of a job!). You will have to organize and pack all of your belongings so they can be moved safely to your new home.  Make sure that you have all the supplies you will need including boxes, tape, and packing materials. Of course, Manpower Movers, aka San Diego Movers, offers packing and unpacking services so in that regard, maybe all it takes is a snap of the fingers after all.

5. Get involved. The best time to seek out community is when you first move to San Diego. You will find the people of San Diego to be very welcoming and friendly, but you should also take the initiative when seeking out friendships. There are a number of ways to get involved in your new community, including churches, interest groups, exercise classes and other community activities. It is also easier to meet people when you have children who are active in sports and other extracurricular activities.

We hope that you will find San Diego as lovely as we think it is. All it takes is a little planning and preparation and you will be well on your way to starting your life in beautiful San Diego.