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3 Local Professionals to Find ASAP When Moving to a New City

Packing and unpacking are some of the obvious things that make moving stressful, but there are a number of smaller details that simply add to the mix. Finding your way around a new city or area and getting services and mail transferred are just a few of the many smaller headaches and hassles of moving. Another headache is finding replacements for all of the professional services you used in your previous location. Here are 3 professionals you want to find ASAP when moving to a new city.

Medical and Dental

You don’t want to wait until you have an emergency to find a good doctor, particularly if you have children. You need to establish a baseline with your medical providers when you are in good health, so they know what is and is not normal for you individually. If you are not in good health, you want to establish a relationship with a physician as quickly as possible. Humans are also not the only ones that may need care either. You will also want to find a good veterinarian for your pets, as well as the nearest animal hospital that can provide emergency or immediate care.


Since they are often skilled in a wide variety of trades, a good, reliable handyman can be worth their weight in gold. Because there is little regulation in many home service industries, you really don’t want to wait until you have an emergency to find out if the person you are calling is actually competent or not. Start looking for a handyman as soon as you have any small issues to fix. If they show themselves to be competent and reliable on smaller issues, you can rest easier when it comes time to fix an issue with more at stake.


Just like a handyman or doctor, you don’t want to wait until you have an emergency to try and find a good mechanic. When you move to a new area, take your car to a few different places for simple services like an oil change, A/C check, or a coolant flush. Just like with a handyman, how a mechanic treats you, what they charge you and, how quickly and competently they perform these small tasks will tell you a lot about how they will perform bigger ones.

One of the first things you want to do when you move to a new area is prepare for an emergency. An actual crisis is not the time to find out whether the professionals you call in a crisis are actually competent enough to deal with it. In addition, some professionals—like doctors and other medical professionals—can actually act more quickly if they already have your records and a good file on you.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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