Moving to San Antonio as an expat can be a little tricky. This is especially true if you have never moved before, as there are a lot of rookie moving mistakes that you can make. So, what should you do? Should you call your friends to help you? Should you start looking for movers? Don’t worry. In this article, we are going to go over step by step how you are supposed to prepare for relocating to San Antonio. And, once you do prepare, how are you supposed to handle the actual moving.

Before moving to San Antonio as an expat

Before we go into packing and preparing there are a couple of things we would advise you to do before moving to San Antonio as an expat. If you are moving in a hurry you might not have enough time to do these things. But, if you have a month or two before moving day, we strongly suggest that you do them.

Visit San Antonio

The first thing we would advise you to do is to visit San Antonio. You can, and should read as much as you can about the city and its living conditions. But, no online article can give you the true idea of what’s it like to live in San Antonio. So, the best thing to do is to pay it a visit. Ideally, you want to spend some time living there. But, even staying for a couple of days can do you a world of good. You will get to know the city a bit which will help you feel much more at home once you move there.

San Antonio park near a river.

Visit San Antonio at least once before moving here.

Find reliable movers

The second thing to do is to spend enough time in order to find reliable movers. Now, there are ways to find reliable movers even for a last-minute move. But, in those cases, you will have to spend a lot of money. Instead, we would advise you to start looking for a mover as soon as you realize that you are going to move. Visit sites like and get as many moving estimates as you can. Make sure to also check moving reviews and testimonials in order to filter out the bad movers. All in all, do what you can in order to find the best possible movers to help you out. This is especially important to do if this is your first time dealing with relocation.

Moving preparations

About a month before moving you should start dealing with moving preparations. Now, this is if you’ve already found the movers to relocate you. If not, we suggest that you give yourself at least two weeks in order to find them. Remember, moving to San Antonio as an expat will be difficult. Which is why you want a reliable moving company helping you out.


The first thing your movers will help you with is designing a moving plan. Now, you can and should start thinking about your moving plan the moment that you decide to move. Factors like the time of your move and its difficulty will play a big role in how much it is going to cost. Therefore, with proper planning and reliable movers, you can get your moving finances in order and not spend a fortune on moving here. Remember, the more you spend researching and planning your relocation, the less money you will have to pay.

A person doing research about moving to San Antonio as an expat.

The more research you do, the better you will be able to deal with moving to San Antonio as an expat.


Decluttering your home before moving is usually a great idea. Not only will you rid yourself from clutter you are probably not even aware of, but you will also make your relocation cheaper. This is pretty straight forward, since the fewer items you have, the cheaper it will be to relocate them. In order to declutter your home, you can either choose to donate your extra items or sell them. By doing so you will either earn money or tax benefits. Both of which will help you with your new life in San Antonio.


People often underestimate how important packing is. But, trust us. When it comes to relocation safety, packing is the most important aspect of moving. This is why a lot of people choose to let their movers pack their possessions for them. But, this is the more expensive version of dealing with packing. If you have enough time and you want to save money, you can deal with packing on your own.

A person carrying boxes.

If you are not sure how to tackle packing, consider calling professional movers to help you.

First, you will need to make an inventory list of everything that you are going to pack. This inventory list will prove quite valuable both during your moving preparations and during relocation. For your fragile items, you will also need to get wrapping and padding supplies. Make sure to properly wrap every fragile item so that there is no risk of damage. Lastly, you want to make sure that the wrapped item sits comfortably inside the moving box. Then you simply tape up your box and label it.

Moving day

No matter how much you prepare and how good your movers are, your moving day is going to be stressful. Moving to San Antonio is not a cakewalk, which is why you need to prepare yourself. Firstly, you want to of service to your movers as much as possible. Listen to their instructions and tips and your relocation will be less stressful and more efficient. Second, you want to keep yourself healthy before moving day comes. The last thing you need is to get sick before moving day and then deal with moving in that sorry condition. So, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and take daily exercise. Even after you are done relocating to San Antonio, you will probably experience stress, which can lower your immune system. So, do what you can to keep your health up and your nerves in check.