The old saying “new year, new you” doesn’t have to be about developing a new habit or quitting a bad one. It can also be an opportune time to move to a new home in a different city, another town, or the countryside. Under the right circumstances, relocation is a great way to start a new life and enjoy a more satisfying lifestyle.

When contemplating a move, there are certain things that you’ll want to consider before actually making the decision. As one of Wichita's most trusted long distance movers, Thomas Transfer & Storage is always here to help people figure out their options for a truly successful relocation to anywhere in the world. To help those considering a move put things into perspective, here’s what you should think about when pondering whether to start off the new decade with relocation.

School Systems and Educational Opportunities

If you have kids, one of the most important things that you need to take into consideration is the school district that your new home is in—and the educational opportunities you’ll find there. Not all schools are alike, and some are verifiably better and worse than others. You can tour schools, look at online reviews, or check websites for any information you may need to know.

Consider the Crime Rate

Crime is something that we all must consider when deciding where to live, especially when moving with the family. It’s important to compare the area where you live to the one you’re planning on moving into, to see whether it’s safer or more dangerous than where you are now. You can go one step further and look at crime rates by neighborhood, or you download apps that report criminal activity and even listen in on police radio. The last thing you will want to do is move to a city that is known for a high crime rate, so make sure to consider this too before making any decisions.

Evaluating Your Employment Opportunities

If you are moving to a new city without having a job lined out, one thing you will need to research is the job market. Moving to a city that does not have many job opportunities or has a low average pay rate for positions in your field can make things much more difficult for those who are used to higher-paying jobs. Check out job boards for your industry before deciding on moving anywhere to evaluate your options for employment.

Fun and Games

Of course, when you move to a city, you are going to want to enjoy all of the things the city has to offer. A little research on the internet can help give you a better idea of what kind of things there are to do in the new city or town. Learn more about the area and what it has to offer—whether it’s a gorgeous natural setting, world-class sporting events, or a fantastic nightlife. In addition, check out local county websites or Facebook pages and groups to find out more about the community. This will allow you to get a feel on the people in the area and what it might be like to live there.

Check Out the Climate

Finally, consider the climate. If you’re moving to an area that’s very far away, chances are, you’re going to have to adjust to new weather conditions than what you’re used to. If you are not a fan of the heat and move to Phoenix—a city that’s known for brutally hot summers—things may not seem so great once you’re living there. Or, if you’re considering a move to Denver when you hate the cold, you could run into some difficulty adjusting to your new lifestyle.

Premium Kansas Long Distance Movers

Since 1945, Thomas Transfer & Storage has offered high-quality moving and storage services for customers throughout the greater Wichita, Kansas area. As one of the leading residential and commercial moving companies in the Midwest and an agent of United Van Lines, we stand behind the quality of our services—offering top-notch solutions for commercial and residential moving projects.

If you’re thinking about moving in 2020, rest assured that our expert interstate movers / cross country movers at Thomas Transfer & Storage will make your satisfaction our top priority. For more information, contact our team by giving us a call or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home estimate and consultation.