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The moving process would be so much easier if it just ended once you literally moved into your new lodgings and unpacked your belongings. However, we all know that that is just one part of the moving process. You still need to locate and choose all the local services you’re going to need in order to properly adjust to your new living situation. Here are some tips on finding services like schools, banks, post offices, restaurants, and more.

Useful Web Resources

One of the first things you’ll need to take care of immediately following a move is locating such essential public services as a post office, bank, hospital, dentist, doctor, hair stylist, school, library, and even more. Here are some very helpful online tools and resources you can use to help you plan out your new life in a new environment:

  • Of course, the first stop for anyone who is stumbling blindly around in the dark while searching for virtually anything should always be google.com. It’s the number one search engine for a reason. It will bring up the websites and reviews that receive a high amount of hits and high customer ratings, which makes the process of finding useful information that much easier for you.
  • Another great resource can be found at //answers.yahoo.com. This community-based and community-driven question and answer forum is always incredibly useful. You can ask any question you can think of, and there is never a shortage of well-informed people to give you intelligent responses with relevant links and articles to back up their claims, when necessary.
  • A reviewer website that is quickly gaining popularity (and for good reason) is Yelp, found at: //www.yelp.com/. On this site, businesses are strictly forbidden from paying anyone to post positive reviews and/or pay to remove negative reviews. This ensures that the reviews are of high quality and are truly honest.
  • Need to find a good school? Be sure to use the National Assessment of Educational Progress’s website to compare local schools based on report cards, test scores, and reviews.
  • Even if you have a stable job that lets you bring your lunch to work every day, you’ll still want to find a place to eat out for the occasional treat or to serve as a meeting place with new friends. Restaurant.com is the ultimate hub of information regarding good grub in your neighborhood.
  • Don’t forget to find a good salon, library, and newspaper service!
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Also, be sure to ask around in both your current social circles as well as anyone you know who may have lived in your new location at some point in time (or even if you happen to know anyone who lives there now!). Nothing beats an honest word of mouth recommendation, especially when it comes from a source that you know may be more reliable than the Internet.

Furthermore, once you settle into your new place, asking neighbors for information regarding such services will be a great way to break the ice and introduce yourself.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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