Dreaming of moving to Idaho? Before you start loading up the U-Haul, there’s a few items you’ll want to add to your to do list to ensure the move is as smooth as possible.
Find the Perfect Neighborhoods
Before you purchase a home, you’ll want to determine what neighborhoods are best for you! That means taking into account such factors as: school ratings, work commute, activities or resources nearby (if you love hiking, you’ll want to look by the foothills!), homeowner associations, walkability or bikeability, etc. There’s a lot to consider when choosing a location!
I’d love to provide a tour of different neighborhoods—but if you’re unable to visit Boise, then I’m here to help.
First, you’ll want to check out my Idaho Bucket List! This is a resource that I love to share with people who are relocating to Boise. Also, make sure to follow King + Co. on Instagram and Facebook, and take a dive into previous blog posts. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have specific questions, send me an email or give me a call and I can answer any questions or track down any information about the city or schools.
Determine How to Best Move Your Stuff
There’s a lot of really neat ways to move your stuff from point A to point B these days. There’s the traditional moving truck that you can rent, load and drive yourself, such as a UHaul. This is the most affordable option but some people can be overwhelmed by the idea of driving a large truck across long distances.
While PODS started the portable storage containers, there are now several options to choose from. This is a great flexible option for those who want to be able to slowly unload their items. The container can either be stored at the company’s facility or on your property.
If you’re looking for the least stressful way to move, then consider an interstate mover. There are three considerations that affect the pricing of an interstate move: 1) The shipment’s weight. The weight of your shipment. 2) Mileage between the two locations. 3) Labor costs.
Moving.com is a great resource when researching the best moving methods!
Forward Your Mail
This is an easy step, but also an easy step to forget.
Visit USPS.com to fill out the form to forward your mail from your old home to your new one. If you’re not immediately moving into your new house, then you can set up a temporary forwarding service. You can use the service from 15 days to up to six months (and then extend it for another six months). You’ll even get a handy welcome packet with coupons to businesses like Wayfair.com and Lowe’s.
Find a Quality Real Estate Agent
I love helping new Boiseans find their dream home in my favorite city! I can help with every aspect of your home search and move. Call or email me with any questions you may have—I can’t wait to help you!