Top Five Cities for Singles and Five Moving Tips to Get You There

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The annual America's Favorite Cities survey, taken by Travel + Leisure readers, ranked 35 cities according to qualities including nightlife, live music, cocktails, hotels and even how attractive the local people are. New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York city, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico were listed as the top five best cities for singles.

So if you are looking to relocate, there are some moving rules that can really help ensure an easy transition. AreaVibes.com suggests having a game plan in place well in advance to be sure moving day goes as smoothly as possible. Here are a few more tips to help you get your stuff together and get out of town.

To Store or Not to Store

You may need to secure storage units to keep your things in until you have secured a permanent place to live in your new city. You may also decide that you will need storage rooms if you rent a furnished place. There are services like SmartStop self storage that offer storage units on a month to month basis, so if you decide that you need your things, you are not tied into a long term contract.

Packing It All Up

Packing is perhaps the least fun part of moving. If you are organized and take it room by room, you can pack quickly and efficiently. The most important thing is to label each box according to the room they belong in. You may also want to label boxes that include important things you will need immediately. Keeping a list of everything you pack will help keep things organized and you'll know if you are missing anything when unpacking.

Changing Your Address

It is crucial that you notify all of your friends and accounts of your new address so that you can continue to receive your mail when you have relocated. You can contact friends and family directly, as well as accounts that send you monthly correspondence. You should also fill out a change of address card with the post office so they will forward all of the mail from those that are not aware of your new place of residence.

Let the Professionals Do It

Since you will be moving to a different city that may be far away, it can be beneficial to hire professional movers to load and transport your belongings. You also have the option of purchasing insurance so everything is protected in case of damage.

Check It Off

Make a moving check list of everything that needs to be done for your move and check it off as you complete each task. This will organize your move and make it less stressful. Also, remember to keep some simple tools handy, like screw drivers, hammers, and wrenches so if furniture is loose then you can make quick fixes as needed and you won't have to search for your tool box.

Making a move to find the love of your life is a big decision and is a positive step in the right direction to finding your soul mate and starting the life of your dreams.

Author: Nicole Young