Moving from NY to LA: Our Story and Advice

We made it to La La Land! But we have some advice for anyone looking to take the same leap...
We made it to La La Land! But we have some advice for anyone looking to take the same leap…

So, you have decided to take a leap from the Big Apple to the City of Los Angeles and you are wondering how to do it, or what to expect when you get there. Well, to say the least, you can be sure it will be a whole different feel, different mode of operation and lots of sunshine. Still, you have to be prepared because the transition will not be easy but if you do things right, you will pull through just fine. Below are some tips for moving from NY to LA.

  1. Save As Much As You Will Need.

This is an obvious point but better safe than sorry right. The more money you have with you, the better chance you will have at making through any tough situations you come through before you actually settle. The right amount depends on whether you are going to crash at a friend’s place and won’t mind sandwiches and noodles for a few months or if you want to get your own place. When a person is moving, money goes real quick, especially on housing, so make sure you have enough money to last you at least six month.

  1. Plan Ahead.

When you are selecting a moving company from NY to LA, make sure you plan early because it’s a long distance, it will be a one-way-trip and you need to have everything running smoothly during the move. This means that you should hire long distance movers and make sure they have no additional charges that can surprise you after the move. You should only bring along the essentials to make the load lighter and invest in durable moving boxes to protect your stuff.

  1. You Might Need A Car.

LA is one of the largest cities in the US and you will definitely need a car to commute. No, this does not mean that there is no public transport, as a matter of fact; LA has the second best public transport after NY but harder to navigate. It will really be easier if you have a car. On that note, you should be ready for traffic. Yes, what you have heard about LA traffic is true so be ready to deal with it, a lot. Alternatively, you can live near to tour workplace if you want to avoid both driving and the traffic you will have to endure.

  1. Have Realistic Expectations.

This is one of the most populated cities in the world and you will get caught off guard, a lot. Of course, as a New Yorker, this is not surprising but you have to be ready all the same. Don’t forget that you are in a new environment, without the friend you left behind or even family so be prepared to cope. This is a decision you have probably thought about so maybe you want to start a fresh in your life and if that is the case, if you focus then you will definitely succeed.

  1. Do Not Give Up.

You are probably thinking Cliché. Yes, maybe, but working hard leads to good things so even if you have challenges, which you will be facing, keep in mind why you are in LA in the first place then move on.

If you follow these tips for moving from NY to LA, you will find the challenges so much easier and a lot more worthwhile. For all you know, once you are prepared, you might actually enjoy the whole process, who said moving has to be stressful, right.

 

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