I would like to think of myself as a “seasoned mover” with two moves added to my experience. One move was close to home when I located to a nearby city, and another was 600 miles away from home for college. It’s easy to hire movers or to get friends to help move your belongings, but having moving twice, I learned some lessons along the way that I plan to use for my future move.
Being out on the open road was one of the greatest parts of moving for me; however, being stranded was not. With only having cash, it was difficult finding a place that accepted cash only. I was shocked that so many places only accepted credit or debit cards when renting a truck large enough to tow my items and my car. So having a loaded pre-paid card will be a top priority for my next move.
I plan to interview prospects before committing to a lease agreement. I think of it as enlisting a business partner due to the contracts, renting a space we both are responsible for and payments. So some good questions to ask is about the person’s history, financial situation and mental health issues. All things I have to consider in order to co-exist.
Area Research and Preparation
Having specific needs and preferences can be tough to match your ideal location with. Such as having shops in walking distance or having public transportation nearby in order to commute to and from work. It’s great to do your research on these needs and also knowing if you’re going to have any future concerns with your health in that area would be essential also.
When I located to a small town in North Texas, some of these issues came into play. One issue was that there was barely any public transportation nearby. I had my own transportation, but I enjoy taking public transit to save on fuel cost, and it’s also great for the environment. Also, I was unaware that I would be allergic to some of the native vegetation that grew in the drier climate in which I was not accustom too. For any future moves, these factors are important for me to research.
All great lessons learned for my next move.