Written by Mary Davis, Moveboxer.com
Is your next household relocation into or out of Austin? Moveboxer gives you a moving quote and gives you up to three of the best Austin movers for a local or long distance move. We have moving tips, home movers, storage, boxes, and average relocation costs for your move to or from Austin.
- Austin full service movers (they load, they drive)
- Austin self service movers (you load, they drive)
- Boxes and supplies
- Home security for your new home
You will want to prepare for your long distance move to Austin so you can save money on your Austin move. There are so many things to know about Austin before you get there. Enjoy an overview, facts and figures about Austin.We also have tips for moving away from Austin.
Relocating your home from or to Austin is no small task. You may be trusting your belongings to pro movers in Austin, a major van line, a self-service moving option, or driving the truck yourself. You have a lot of decisions to make and should start the planning early.
Hire Austin Movers
First, decide on your moving budget, both in terms of time and money and select your moving help. You might have a relocation package from your company in Austin or have been saving for this move, but be honest with yourself about the relocation costs and the budget that you have set aside. A pro mover in Austin will be licensed, bonded, and experienced at loading your items and driving them to your destination. You will save time with this option. Using a self moving service in Austin means that you will load a container and it will be driven to your destination. This will cost less money but more time and more potential for injury. Renting a truck in Austin means that you will do the packing and driving yourself.
Buy Moving Boxes
Second, you will want to order the right number of moving boxes based on the size of your home in Austin and your items. Moveboxer provides an easy calculator to order the precise number of moving boxes for your household. Order the moving boxes early so you can start separating items into keep, sell, and donate areas of the house. Organize a yard sale to make extra money or donate to area organizations. Remember to lighten your load before moving day in Austin to lighten the amount you owe the movers.
You will want to reserve storage for your move to or from Austin. Again, it is important to take a look at the items you want to keep but may not have room for after your household relocation. Moveboxer will provide an easy connection to reputable storage companies for your moving and storage needs.
Change Utilities and Services for Your Austin Move
Finally, you will need to cancel utilities and certain services in your Austin home and establish them in your new home after the relocation. The following is a list of the top utilities and services for your Austin move.
Utilities to Change for Your Austin Move
- Cable TV
Services to Change for Your Austin Move
- Car Licenses and Registration Insurance (homeowners, auto, etc.)
- Address Change with Post Office
- Address Change sent to friends and family
City Population: 790,390
Home Ownership Rate: 45.8%
High School Graduates: 85.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 44.1%
Persons per Household: 2.35
Persons per Square Mile: 2,653.2
Average Commute Time (in min.): 22.7
Average Home Price: $200,000
Median Household Income: $50,520
Persons Below Poverty Level: 18.4%
Source: US Census