Moving is a life-changing event for many people — so much so that you practically need a playbook. And in an immense city like Houston, the process of moving can seem really daunting. But like any multi-act play, all’s well that ends well. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at everything you might be feeling before moving to Houston.

The Process Of Moving To Houston: A Dramedy In 5 Acts

Act I: Sheer Excitement

The Details: You’ve decided to make the move to Houston. Perhaps your job requires you to relocate, or you just want a change of scenery. Houston is a sprawling city with a stellar economy, seemingly endless housing options, and a diverse population. What could go wrong?

Your Biggest Question: “When can I start planning my housewarming party?”

Song That Best Describes Your Mood: Pharrell’s “Happy”

Act II: Information Overload

The Details: Remember all those options you were so happy about before? Well, now you’re pulling your hair out, wondering how you’ll ever decide where to live or what to bring along. You’re also wondering if you should choose a cute bungalow in The Heights, complete with a full-service move, or a sprawling home in Katy with all-new furniture? And don’t even start with commuter options.

Your Biggest Question: “What am I getting myself into?”

Song That Best Describes Your Mood: Morrissey’s “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”

Act III: Semi-Controlled Panic

The Details: You’ve got it together a little bit now, at least on the outside. You’re starting to make some major yet broad decisions, like deciding to rent for a few months before you house hunt. In addition, you’ve made a tentative moving list and begun looking at professional movers.

Your Biggest Question: “How can I pull all of this together by the big day?”

Song That Best Describes Your Mood: Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On a Prayer”

Act IV: Dawning of a New Day

The Details: You’ve settled on the perfect neighborhood! And you’re working with a fantastic realtor, who has some interesting leads. You’ve sold about half your furniture, and the other half consists of items you want to replace anyway. You even decided which moving company you want to hire and are scheduling your move. Things are looking up.

Your Biggest Question: “How many bedrooms do I really need?”

Song That Best Describes Your Mood: The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun”

Act V: Pure Bliss

The Details: The big day is finally here. You’re all ready to go, down to labeling the last box. That adorable loft in Montrose is ready for you to move your belongings inside. Your five-star moving company is on schedule to arrive any minute. Best of all? Since your initial freakout, you’ve enjoyed a remarkably Stress-Free Move.

Your Biggest Question: “Where should I eat tonight?”

Song That Best Describes Your Mood: U2’s “It’s a Beautiful Day”

How to Have a Stress-Free Move

While the process of moving isn’t normally so zany, it can often seem that way — especially when you’re dealing with a massive location like Houston.

One solution is hiring top local movers like Ameritex. We take on all the stressful moving responsibilities so you don’t have to. Leave the tough stuff up to us, no matter:

Give us a call today at 713.484.6683 and we’ll schedule your move.