Getting ready to say goodbye to your current island and hop across to the next one? We’re super excited that you’ve got the opportunity to do it.

Long distance moves are one of the most rewarding and exhilarating things one can do in life. You’ll embark on new job prospects, learn a new language and meet different and interesting people.

But although great things are coming your way, you’ve got to be prepared and get off on the right foot. That’s why the moving team at New Zealand Movers have put together these top tips for preparing for a long-distance move.

1) Find out how easy it is to find work

If you’re transferring to a different branch within your same workplace, you can skip this one. But if you’re not, then it’s important to keep this one in mind. You can’t move somewhere if there’s no work for you, as we humans need to work to keep ourselves busy. Do your research on how achievable it is to find work in your industry wherever you’re moving to.

Also consider whether language is a barrier. For example, working as an English teacher in a foreign country can sometimes allow for more leniency on how fluent you are in that country’s mother tongue. Working as a diplomat, on the other hand, is quite the opposite.

2) Get a good feel for the city

Whether you’re moving from Wellington to London or from Auckland to Christchurch, both trips are considered long distance, and both require you to plot out your life in a different city. Research the city where you’re moving to and get an idea of which suburbs suit you, based on the aspects of your work, family life (if you have a family) and cost of living.

You don’t want to feel like a stranger in your new city, so familiarise yourself as much as you can before moving there.

3) Consult a specialist in long-distance moves

Now, we come to the question of moving your belongings long distance. Always choose a professional moving team who’s experienced in moving people long distance. Moving inter-city can be stressful, and you don’t want any added stress thanks to a moving team who couldn’t handle your job properly. New Zealand Movers are long-distance moving specialists, taking you wherever you need to go, smoothly and safely.

4) Ask friends for insider tips

Everybody knows somebody living in a different city in New Zealand. Ask for some tips about moving to the city and gain some insider knowledge.

Getting excited to make the long-distance move? New Zealand Movers are looking forward to helping you establish yourself in your new city. They’ve handled countless long-distance moves and are New Zealand’s most reputable team for both short- and long-distance relocations. Get a quote today and start your journey the best way possible.

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