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How to Prepare to Move to Baltimore

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July 19, 2016

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Whether you’re moving to Baltimore for school, for a change of scenery, or relocating to Baltimore to start a new job, there’s a lot to know about “Charm City.” Baltimore is full of rich history, has a diverse culture, a thriving arts scene and a variety of distinct neighborhoods. From a big-city feel to up-and-coming areas—Baltimore has it all.

Moving to Baltimore MD

Moving to Baltimore MD, like moving to any new city, just takes some proper planning and advance knowledge of the area. Overall, the cost of living in Baltimore is generally lower than most major metropolitan areas, making it a great place to start a new career or raise a family. There are actually over 200 different, distinct neighborhoods in Baltimore to choose from, so it’s important to research the areas that will best fit your needs. For example, looking for waterfront living? Check out Federal Hill. Need a quiet suburb for the family? Towson is a top-rated community. You should also take into consideration your daily commute to school or work and whether public transportation is available to get you there during rush hour.

Once you’ve chosen the area in which you’ll be residing, and have rented an apartment or purchased a home, it’s time to start prepping for your move. When it comes to moving to Baltimore, the sooner you start planning, the better! The summer months are an extremely busy time of the year to move, and with the balmy temperatures in the region, moving in the spring or fall might be better choices if possible. You won’t need a permit for moving vehicles, but some areas do require residential parking permits so find out what’s needed before your moving day. Don’t forget to fill out a change of address form with USPS in advance of your move to Baltimore!

Getting Around Baltimore

When planning your relocation to Baltimore, it’s important to understand how to get around. If you are driving the moving van yourself, keep in mind that the congestion during rush hour can be challenging. If you can plan to avoid those hours, you will save yourself a lot of time on moving day. Otherwise, the Baltimore area is relatively easy and convenient to get around by car. If you happen to be arriving by plane to meet your moving company, there are rental car options available at BWI Thurgood Marshall airport. You can also get around by taking public transit (MTA) which includes bus, subway and light rail options as well.

Finding Moving Companies in Baltimore

A quick internet search for moving companies in Baltimore brings up a wide variety of options for your relocation to Baltimore. However, do your research before choosing a moving company, rather than going with the first one you find. Get several estimates and find out if they offer moving insurance. Read reviews and testimonials from other customers, or get a list of references from the moving company. All of these steps might seem a bit time-consuming, but in the long run can save you time, money, and hassle on your moving day.

Likewise, researching companies for truck rental in Baltimore to go the do-it-yourself route is also an important step in your moving process. Renting a truck might seem like a more cost-effective option, but there are some benefits to having professionals handle your move. Moving companies will have the right equipment and supplies handy, as well as the experience and knowledge to make your moving day as smooth and safe as possible.

Another tip for a stress-free moving day? Pick up your moving and packing supplies well in advance of relocating to Baltimore. You can start packing non-essential items far in advance of your move, like art and décor, knick-knacks, seasonal items and clothing, books, and more, allowing for less to do as your moving day approaches.

Moving to Baltimore can be a great experience with endless possibilities for your future. You’ll enjoy everything this vibrant city has to offer, as you put down your roots to grow your career or raise your family. ezStorage’s 16 storage facilities throughout the Baltimore, Maryland area can help make relocating to Baltimore simple and easy.

ezStorage offers a variety of storage unit sizes for household items you may not need or want to store in your new home. Stop by any of our Baltimore storage facilities to learn more today.

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