5 Things Your San Diego Movers Won't Tell You

Quick Facts

Founded in: 1602 (but Indian tribes have lived there for over 10,000 years)

Population: Approx. 1.3 million people

San Diego is a great city, not just because of its fantastic weather, but because of the unique character of the city. Unlike other large cities which are crammed into small quarters (Boston, for example, spans only 48 square miles), San Diego covers 372 square miles, which offers a large area in which to work, play and live. Certainly, then, if you're moving to San Diego, you should have no problem finding a place to settle down among the city's diverse neighborhoods. Still, there are some things you should know about moving to San Diego that your San Diego movers may neglect to mention. Here are 10 things you should know that will protect you from getting cheated by your San Diego movers:

  1. If your boxes aren't packed before the movers arrive, you will pay extra. Unfortunately, some San Diego movers are looking for ways to increase the cost of your move, and will neglect to mention that they will charge you extra for the time it takes you to finish packing. To avoid additional charges, make sure that all of your boxes are sealed before the movers arrive.
  2. It is illegal to throw away electrical waste in San Diego. Electrical waste (also known as e-waste) can harm the environment and people's health, and therefore, disposal of these items with the regular trash is strictly prohibited for those living in San Diego. Instead, you must recycle these items. Your San Diego movers may not mention that not only will you pay to move with your e-waste, you may have to pay to recycle it as well (if you want it picked up from your new home).
  3. Pets that move to San Diego from other states require a health certificate. This certificate must be dated within 10 days of the move.
  4. AT&T and T-Mobile have poor cell phone service in San Diego. Although it may be beyond the scope of your San Diego movers to counsel you on which cellular phone service is best, it's important for you to know which ones won't work well when you move to San Diego. It does happen that you need to call the mover during the move, and you won't be happy if you can't get through because of spotty cell phone service.
  5. Living in San Diego is very expensive. A standard 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego costs an average of $1300/month. Despite the fact that San Diego is an expensive city, it is possible to find affordable San Diego movers by doing proper research or hiring a mover recommended by a trusted source. With the cost of living in San Diego about 45% higher than the national average cost of living, you'll surely need to spend wisely when you move to San Diego. Get a jump start on being fiscally responsible by choosing the right moving company.
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