Relocating, whether near or far, is a stressful process. Moving all of your belongings is a huge and overwhelming undertaking that takes pre-planning, organization, and patience. This can be a really stressful and daunting task. However, it doesn’t have to be. By following just a few tips you can move successfully without losing your sanity.
Make A Budget
Often, there are surprise costs associated with moving. Although you may have plenty of friends to donate boxes, other expenses will arise. You need to factor in costs such as connection fees for electricity or cable when you get to your new abode. Use a moving calculator to capture all potential expenses.
Preparing for a move is a great time to get rid of things you don’t need or want. Room by room, discard items that are simply taking up space. Donate gently used clothing that is outdated or no longer fit to a local shelter. Clear out junk drawers, and shred personal documents that are no longer needed. When you get to your new home, you’ll be glad not to have to find space for things you no longer want anyway.
Hire A Moving Company
Sure, people have completed successful DIY moves, but it certainly isn’t easy and can add to your stress level. Experienced movers offer a range of services that will fit your budget. You can choose to have movers do everything from packing your belongings to transporting and unloading in your new home or, you can pack everything and ask movers simply to show up on the day of your move. Most people have more belongings to move on their own, even with the help of a few friends, so it’s worth paying for a service that is tailored to your needs.
Keep Track Of Your Valuables
Not knowing where your most important items are, such as a passport or family heirloom, will add to the stress of moving. Pack a single suitcase with the things you most treasure or that are essential to your life. That way, you’ll have your most critical belongings in a single place, and you won’t have to frantically search through boxes to find them when you get where you’re going.
Starting over in a new home, regardless of the circumstances, is nerve-wracking, but it can also be an exciting time in your life. Careful planning can relieve some of the pressures of moving so you can better focus on the adventures that lie ahead.