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Move Planning Resources Online | Guidance from Three Movers

Published by Chris Townsend

Move Planning Resources Online | Guidance from Three Movers

Moving is a long process and requires a lot of planning and yes, even some research if you’re going to hit the ground running, especially if you’re moving to a new city. Luckily, there are a ton of online resources you can take advantage of to help make the process run smoother. In this post, we’ll provide some of the most helpful online resources to help with your move, as well as what they can do for you.

City Data

The City Data forums are a tremendous resource if you’re moving to an area that you’re unfamiliar with. Every state and major city has its own dedicated forum where you can find years of information based on questions and answers provided by people who live there. As with any forum, you can also create new posts to ask specific questions of people in that area and the community is very friendly and open to helping others. If you have any questions that you can’t answered elsewhere, the City Data forums are a great place to turn to.

Website Resources To Use For Your Next Move

City Subreddits

Reddit is another good resource for learning about a city and what’s going on there. It’s an open forum that is generally less focused on moving issues, but like City Data you can ask about anything and get answers from people in the know. The user base of Reddit skews younger, but it’s a good place to find out about events and news from a specific area. Once on the site, simply search for the name of the city you want to know more about, and you’ll find years of posts and discussions that cover just about anything you can imagine.

Three Movers provides affordable, professional moving services to and from any cities in the U.S. With proven track record of satisfied customers and a wealth of moving experience, there’s no job we can’t handle! To learn more about what we offer, or if you’d like a FREE no obligation moving quote, call us today at (888) 202-0036! We like to keep it simple—just tell us where you’re moving to and from, along with roughly how much you need moved, and we’ll provide a FREE cost estimate right away!

Moving Checklists

A good moving checklist is highly recommended to help keep you organized and on task during the process of moving. Ideally, a checklist would be very thorough and include a timeframe of when certain tasks should be completed. To give you an idea of what this looks like, our moving checklist does just that and you can view it by clicking here. It’s easy to overlook certain things you need to do before moving and a good checklist will help make sure that you don’t miss any of the details during the hustle and bustle and getting ready to move.

Google Maps

If you’re unfamiliar with the city or neighborhood you’re moving to, Google Maps can be very helpful. You can virtually walk the streets and see what the neighborhood looks like, or take a bigger picture view to find local businesses such as gas stations, grocery stores, bars, restaurants, gyms, or anything else that you may be interested in.

The Best Online Tools to Help You Move

Spot Crime

Safety is a concern no matter where you live and there’s few better resources to find specific information about crime in a certain area than the Spot Crime website. Not only will you find how much crime has occurred recently, but also what type of crime and the location where it happened. It can be disheartening to see that crimes have been committed in an area you plan to move, but it’s information that’s important to know before you make it your home.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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