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 Moving Without The Mayhem

You never know when you will have to sell your house and move to a new place, but unfortunately, that was what I was faced with a few years back. I realized that I was really having a difficult time making ends meet, and so I started evaluating my options. Moving and relocating was simple, and I was really focused on saving cash. I found a cheaper apartment that worked well for my needs, and I began cutting out extra expenses to pare down the spending. I wanted to start a new website all about moving without the mayhem, so I made this little blog.



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Moving Your Outdoor Life From One State To The Other: Things To Consider Before You Move

by Erika Bell

For most homeowners, the space that they have beyond the boundaries of the walls of their home is just as valuable as the space inside. If you enjoy your backyard, patio, or porch, you likely have a fair amount of outdoor living items to contend with if you are deciding to move. One of the most reasonable tips to remember before moving out of state is to purge as much as you possibly can, and this includes the stuff you have outside of your home. Before you start packing up for your big move to a new state, remember these valuable considerations that can help. 

Consider the climate of the state where you are moving. 

Climate is something you definitely should know before you start purging or packing your outdoor items during a state-to-state move. Some things will not logically be used if the climate in the new area will vary greatly from where you currently live. For example, you may have a firepit you enjoy on chilly nights if you live in Kentucky, but if you're transitioning to some place like southern Arizona, a fire pit will likely not get much use. Take inventory of what you have and consider whether or not it will be usable or valuable where you are going. 

Consider the size of your new outdoor living space. 

Will you be downsizing? Are you trading in a large deck for a small concrete patio? Will there not be as much space available for outdoor decor? These are important things to consider before you start purging or packing. You don't want to pack along a bunch of outdoor stuff that will not fit or will just be a bunch of clutter once you get to the new place. Likewise, large and bulky items may need to be purged so you can pick up smaller items once you get settled. 

Consider changes in your household size. 

It is not at all uncommon for a major move to also be associated with a change in household occupants. Naturally, if there will not be as many people at the new place living with you, you may not need so many outdoor items. For instance, if you are moving out of a house you have shared with your college-aged children who are finding their own living arrangements, you may not need a patio dinette set made for seating several people at a time. 

For more tips on long distance moves, contact out of state moving services