Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has so much to offer. There are countless restaurants, entertainment spots, shops and stunning sights to see. There is never a shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy in Charlotte either.
If you are ready to call Charlotte home, here are four tips for an easy move.
- Know the City
Charlotte is known as the Queen City and is the largest city in North Carolina. It is also the second-largest city in the southeast United States and the third-fastest growing city in America. The city has about 800,000 residents and is a hub for industrial and financial companies.
The climate in Charlotte is very typical of the Northwest, hot in the summer and hitting around 50 degrees in January. For most of the year, Charlotte is warm, meaning you can spend most of the year outside enjoying the tropical-like weather.
- Pick a Mid-Week, Mid-Month Move Date
The easiest way to save some money when you are moving to Charlotte is to choose a mid-week, mid-month move date. A move on the weekend will result in higher prices because the demand is much greater. Moving trucks and moving company rental rates are much lower Monday through Thursday. The rates also tend to be much lower in the middle of the month as opposed to the first and last weeks of the month.
- Schedule Utilities For Your New Home
Once the dates are final, make sure to cancel the utilities in your current home and have the utilities turned on in the new home. You don’t want to get to your new house, exhausted from the move just to find out the water and electricity have not been turned on. Schedule all of this ahead of time so you are ready to move in immediately.
- Hire a Highly-Rated Moving Company
You want your move to Charlotte to be as easy and seamless as possible – and it can be with the right moving company. Do some research and read the reviews of moving companies so that you can be sure you are hiring people who will take care of your belongings.
Ask family, friends, neighbors, or your real estate agents what moving companies they would recommend. The last thing you want to do is try to save money by hiring a less than five-star moving company only to have items broken or lost during your move due to the movers’ carelessness.