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Moving to Chino: A How-To Guide

May 19, 2016

Making the decision to move to Chino is the easy part. After all, it’s sunny here almost 10 months out of the year, and its rolling hills have been dragging city dwellers out of L.A. for more than a hundred years. The actual challenge comes when you begin figuring out the logistics of getting there. Don’t get bogged down by your to-do list, though. Let yourself get excited about moving, and leave everything else to the experts. Here’s a handy guide that should help make your move to Chino a seamless transition.

Gather Supplies

Before you begin Yelping the best restaurants around your new apartment, get everything in your old place ready to go. Start by searching for boxes to use in your move. Although you can purchase them at stores like Walmart and Target, you’ll probably be able to snag a few for free at a local grocery store. Most stores recycle the boxes in which they receive fruits, veggies, canned food, and everything in between, and they’re happy to donate them to a customer instead. While you’re at the store, there are a few other things you should grab to help with the move, including a permanent marker or two for labeling boxes and at least a few rolls of durable masking or duct tape.

Consider Storage

After you’ve received the keys to your new apartment and have begun moving your stuff inside, there’s a chance you’ll realize not everything actually fits in the new place. Don’t worry; your new hometown has you covered. At Chino Hills Self-Storage, you can rent a specific space for a monthly fee and stow your items safely. This is a great option if you intend to move into a bigger apartment down the road. When you’re ready to retrieve your items, they’ll be there waiting.

Enjoy and Explore

Now that you’ve successfully checked the most tedious tasks off of your to-do list, it’s time for the fun part: discovering the hidden gems in your new city. Wang Cho should be high on your post-move priority list. The popular Korean barbecue joint earns rave reviews for its contemporary take on classic Asian fare, especially the garlic pork belly. The Avocado House, on the other hand, is where you should schedule your first weekend brunch. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, so you’ll be able to enjoy fresh breezes while you tear into a plate of “famous” buttermilk pancakes or an omelet with the popular sourdough toast. Cannataro’s Italian Restaurant, Joey’s BBQ, and Riverside Grill also earn honorable mentions, according to customer reviews, so don’t feel like you need to break in your new kitchen right away.

With fresh barbecue, fluffy pancakes, and al fresco seating to look forward to, don’t let the actual process of moving to Chino get the best of you. You’ll need plenty of energy for sunbathing and brunching once you’ve actually set up shop in your new apartment. So follow this guide to make the move a little less stressful.

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