Bayou City. H-Town. Magnolia City. If you’re planning on moving to Houston, these are just a few of the names you need to know! Houston is a beautiful, booming city in the heart of Texas with more music, food and culture than ever before. Now is a great time to be moving here and, as your trusted, Houston-local relocation professionals, we’re here to give you all the tips you need to know before moving to Houston.
1. Find a full-service moving team that knows the area
If you’re moving to a metropolis the size of Houston, you’ll definitely want a moving team that understands the tricky ins-and-outs of specific neighborhoods, city streets and highways. Houston is the most populated city in Texas and the fourth most populated city in the United States This means more apartments and homes to navigate than ever before! By choosing Armstrong – Houston, you will have a dedicated and experienced Move Coordinator assigned who will ensure that you’ve received hands-on assistance throughout your entire move process. Whether you’re moving into a 15th floor loft in the heart of the city or a suburban home on the outskirts, Armstrong has the tools and decades of experience to handle your move with ease.
2. Make a plan early
Making a detailed plan early on will save you time, money and peace of mind down the road. Moving is always a stressful endeavor but with Armstrong – Houston all you need to do is take a deep breath and call your Move Coordinator. This is your single-point-of-contact manager for everything you need. Your Armstrong – Houston Move Coordinator will help build your move plan from beginning to end, including scheduling an on-site or virtual move survey and planning every detail of your move day. This way, you can rest assured you’re prepared and spend less time worrying!
3. Get to know your new area
With an estimated population of more than 2 million people representing hundreds of different cultures and backgrounds, Houston is a largely diverse city. Just like New York City residents know the difference between the Bronx and Queens, Houston has its own vastly diverse areas. For example, if you’re moving to the Second Ward, you can expect sprawling views of the bayou and clean-cut, spacious neighborhoods. If you’re moving to Montrose, you can expect walkable streets with plenty of nightlife and artistically-inclined neighbors. Find out what area you fall in and get to know what life will be like, where your new grocery spot might be, or, if you have kids, where family-friendly local parks and shops are. The sooner you get to know your new surroundings, the sooner you’ll feel at home!
4. Pack for your new living situation
Are you moving from a cold-climate state that rains often? Are you moving out of a larger home and into a smaller apartment? At times like this it’s wise to assess all your belongings before deciding what goes, what stays, what new purchases you may need to make, and what might need to be stored. Whether you have short-term or long-term storage needs, we have the space! Armstrong – Houston has over 105,000 square feet of storage space, and the Armstrong family of companies owns and operates over 2.9 million square feet of storage space amongst its 30 coast-to-coast agencies.
P.S. Don’t forget to set aside your ‘essentials’ box. This should contain all of the things that you will want to keep with you during the move like toiletries, changes of clothes, perishable foods, and important documents you might need close at hand. If you have pets, make sure you have their essentials, like pet food, as well.
Long-distance moving may feel very daunting, but with the right team and a solid plan, it doesn’t have to be! Armstrong – Houston has a relocation team with decades of industry-leading experience. With 30 coast-to-coast agencies and hundreds of partners around the globe, you can rely on Armstrong to move you anywhere.
Want to learn more about moving stress-free with Armstrong? Contact us today via phone at 281.897.1118 or request your free quote online.