Before making that life-changing decision of moving into a new home, there are a few things that would behoove you if you take them into consideration. These suggestions consist of some of the most practical and easily applicable advice that you can have when it comes to moving to the next place of residence that you and/or your family will know as “Home”. It is important to have an open mind and use these tips to facilitate the normally stressful change in your life. If you have already decided on your future home, then these tips will further assist you in the moving process itself.
- Get Organized Early
- Figure Out Your Move Strategy
- Keep Your Movers in The Loop
- Pick the Right Transportation
- Seize the Opportunity to Purge
If you are not in a complete rush and must absolutely leave right away, it is optimal to give yourself anywhere from 30 to 60 days to pack and prepare for the big move so that everything runs smoothly. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. It will not hurt to make early plans for the move and may reduce pain from stress.
How are you getting from where you are at now to where you are going to be at soon? Make sure you get the logistics down to minimize stress during the life-changing day. Try to make it as easy as you possibly can for yourself.
It may be likely for you to move some things that are cardboard box size, but for the bigger items, you will need professional assistance. This one is generally a great choice for moving. Since you will most likely use a moving company, it is imperative that you keep constant and clear communication with them as much as possible. Coordinating with the movers can greatly reduce logistical incidents on the day you are finally ready to make the move happen. These are the people that will be handling your items, after all.
If you are single and not moving very far away, you may be able to make only one trip with a normal sized moving truck. However, if you are moving a long distance and have a family, then you might want to think things through in a thorough fashion when it comes to deciding on the kind of transportation that you will use. What size truck will you need for all your items and furniture? Try asking yourself these types of questions when figuring out your transportation.
Moving is also a great opportunity to let go of old items and purge yourself of them and their ties to the past. You can hold a yard or garage sale before you move out and make a little extra cash while you simultaneously make your load lighter. This may also reduce the cost of the transportation of your choice due to you having less items than need to be transported. It can also make unpacking a lot less time consuming for you.
More good tips on what to think about before you move can be found here.