Tips for Moving to a Mountain Town

Moving to a mountain town will bring unique opportunities for those used to living in a coastal or Midwestern city. However, it might also present some new challenges. To help your move go more smoothly, here are a few things to consider about living in a mountain town.

Be Prepared for Awesome Beauty

The natural beauty of mountain towns is breathtaking. The peaks and valleys, trees and grass or snow are all around you. Natural beauty provides recreation opportunities and helps dissipate anxiety and stress. 

Take Altitude Seriously

Altitude sickness might be a factor. It occurs when your body cannot adapt to the low pressure, low oxygen levels that occur at altitudes above 8,000 feet. If you’ve lived at low altitudes for several years and suddenly move to higher ones, you may experience fatigue, headaches, nausea, and trouble sleeping until your body adjusts.

One way to lessen the possibility of experiencing altitude sickness is to move more slowly, taking time to stop for a day or two along the way at intermediate altitudes. Also, drink more water than you usually do when you arrive in a high-altitude city.

Plan Ahead

Running to the grocery store isn’t as easy in mountain towns as in a big city. So you’ll want to plan ahead for shopping excursions because the nearest store might be several minutes away.

You may also buy groceries for two weeks at a time or more. However, weather and road conditions can be harsh, so you’ll want to prepare for the possibility that you’ll be shut inside your home for several days at a time.

Making Friends

Mountain towns are generally tight-knit communities, and making a connection is often easy. You can meet your neighbors by regularly visiting coffee shops or diners, joining a club or gym, or volunteering for community boards.

Mountain folks tend to be loyal friends and to look out for one another. Sometimes they also carpool for shopping trips to the city.

Mountains Will Challenge Your Fitness

Jogging and walking in the mountains require a lot more stamina than doing so on flat ground. So if you anticipate a move to the mountains, start increasing your fitness level months before by jogging and doing resistance training.

Respect the Wildlife

From deer to elk to moose, you will likely encounter large animals on the road and in the wild. Stay safe by paying attention to the speed limits and signs posted in your area that warn about the wildlife. When you see these animals in the wild, be respectful and cautious by giving them space.

Also, you might need to adjust your habits in others ways too. For instance, you might experience bears in your mountain town. Respect the rules of your area. While most people don’t intentionally feed bears, newcomers may do so unintentionally. For example, putting trash in a dumpster outside without locking it or leaving food in a car can bring bears running for a quick meal.

Make Your Move to a Mountain Town

Generally, there’s less noise and light pollution in the mountains, which is beneficial if you struggle with insomnia. Mountain towns also tend to be more affordable than city living.

If you feel inspired to move to a mountain town, we can help with your move. Contact us for a free quote.


Guide to Making a Commercial Moving Plan

Moving a business isn’t easy, so having a commercial moving plan is essential. 

Commercial moving plans are multi-faceted. Your project should consider how you’ll communicate with clients; help employees change to a new location when the move will take place, have a packing plan, and so on. The more comprehensive your commercial relocation plan, the easier it will be to have an organized relocation. 

Establish a Timeline

Write a timeline for your upcoming relocation. The timeline should include:

  • Deadline for finding a new location to move to
  • Date your commercial lease ends
  • Deadline for finding a moving company
  • Dates when you will inform your employees about the relocation
  • Dates when you’ll notify your clients and vendors of your upcoming relocation
  • When packing will begin, what will be packed first, second, and so on
  • When packing should be finished

Find a New Location

To find a new location for your business, you’ll need to have a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves, a budget for monthly rent and down payment, a specific location you’d like to target, and so on.

When you’re writing your relocation plan, put all these priorities in writing. Then, work with managers and supervisors at your business to ensure that you consider all the variables you should consider when deciding where to move.   

Establish a Committee

Unless your business is very small, you’re going to need many people working on this relocation. Establish a committee of managers, supervisors, and staff leaders who can work on your relocation together. Task the committee to create your moving plans and find ways to move forward with those plans in an organized manner.  

Keep Employees Informed

Create a communication plan to keep your employees informed about the relocation and their role in it. The more informed your employees are, the easier it will be for them to manage the stress of the relocation while integrating the move into their work plans.

Remember, a relocation can be disruptive to everyone in the organization at all levels. Your relocation will likely impact everyone who works in your company. Have a plan for communicating all information that people need to know to do their jobs. 

Give Employees a Role

Give your employees a role so they too can help, participate and feel ownership over what’s happening to them at your company. For example, you might make your employees responsible for deciding what gets packed and what they should dispose of, or you might make them responsible for packing their belongings. Write the employees’ roles into the plan.

Make a Plan to Communicate with Customers

What will you communicate to your customers, and when? How will you communicate with your customers? Who will be responsible for doing that communication? Make a plan to share with clients and keep customers up to date on your company’s objectives. 

Work With An Experienced Commercial Moving Company

Your upcoming commercial relocation is too important to leave to chance with an inexperienced moving company. So instead, find a commercial moving company with experience, skills, and good customer service. To get a quote from an experienced, reputable moving company in your area, contact us.