16 Tips For Moving Out of The Bay Area

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Here are 16 tips for moving out of the Bay Area.

It’s no secret. A lot of people are moving out of the Bay Area.

According to homeowners we’ve spoken with recently, the most common reasons include:

  • Rising costs of living in The Bay Area.

  • The changing pace of The Bay Area.

  • And even politics.

There are numerous reasons why you’d want to move out of The Bay Area.

Here is a list of tips that will help you effectively move from The Bay Area to your new home.

1. Have a Moving Plan

First and foremost, you have to have a moving plan.

Let’s talk about some of the most important things you need to have figured out to make moving day go nice and smooth.

2. Moving Company, or DIY

First, do you plan on hiring a professional moving company?

Or would you prefer to:

  • Keep costs down.

  • Rent a U-Haul.

  • And do it all yourself.

Either way is a perfectly valid option, and it’s up to you to decide which to go with.

If you do choose to go the DIY route, here are some essential things you have to have figured out.

3. Where Will You Get Your Boxes From

One thing you’ll need in abundance is boxes.

According to, there are plenty of places you can go to get free boxes. Yup, free!

  • You can search the free section of Craigslist.

  • Ask liquor store employees for used shipment boxes. These boxes are likely to be heavy-duty since they need to carry a lot of dead weight.

  • And local office supp