5 Tips For A Sound Move
Even if you are a seasoned mover, from city to city, state to state and cross-country, you can still find […]
Even if you are a seasoned mover, from city to city, state to state and cross-country, you can still find yourself completely bowled over when you contemplate doing it again. The time, the energy, the patience involved! Talk about stress. Well relax, things really aren’t that bad. Remember that you’ve done this before and so have already learned some tricks to make the process easier. To further assist you with your move here are five suggestions that can make a big difference:
This cannot be emphasized enough. The Internet is a wealth of information right there at your fingertips. Go online and use the Internet to find out about the area you’ll be moving too, the town itself, the neighborhood, schools, businesses, etc. All of this information will help you be better prepared for your move as you will know what to expect and hopefully will not be surprised or disappointed once you arrive.
2. Estimate What Your Move Will Cost
Don’t get so caught up in your enthusiasm for the move that you forget to budget the cost out before hand as best you can. This can save a lot of grief later on. Also, doing this will help you determine if you can afford to move in the first place. If moving will put you into debt, then preparing a budget ahead of time will help you see just how much you will end up owing and to who.
Of course nothing’s foolproof, there are always unexpected expenses associated with moving, and you won’t know exactly how much money you’ll need until you choose a moving company,
3. Hire a Moving Company Without Delay
In the general chaos and mental upheaval that results from any move it’s easy to postpone hiring a moving company. With so many plans to make you might simply tell yourself that it can wait, but the longer you let it go, the harder you make it on yourself and you can end up having to scramble to find a company before it’s too late. Also, if you do your hiring with time to spare you can have a chance to do thorough research on which moving company is actually the best one for you.
4. Create a Moving Timeline
This is a great way to avoid forgetting to do any essential tasks. You can start as far ahead as 2 or 3 months and go week by week, assigning yourself certain things to do each week up until about 2 weeks before it will be time to make the actual move. As you make your way through this list you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time goes and just how many things you would have forgotten to do if it weren’t for having made this timeline.
5. Purchase Packing Supplies
While you can easily buy packing supplies at a nearby moving retailer, a mail service store, or even an office supply outlet, why not save yourself the trip and place your order online. And you can ask for boxes at supermarkets and liquor stores. Just give the store a few weeks advance notice to put them aside for you.
These are only five tips to make the moving process easier on your psyche and a bit easier on your wallet. They’re not a magic solution to the entire moving experience, but will make it a great deal less stressful and help to make it more pleasant.