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.
Are you getting ready to move to another state? Do you feel like you have everything ready, you just need to get your stuff to the new location? No matter how much planning you've already done, there's a good chance that you may have forgotten or overlooked something that will be important to the overall moving process. This is something that happens to just about everyone. To try to avoid potential hiccups caused by this, here are some things that you really should at least seriously consider doing for your upcoming move.
Make a list
You probably already have a list of things that need to be done by your moving date but it's probably not written down. Having a written list is essential to the long distance moving process. The closer you are to your moving date, the harder it will become to remember to do everything and which things have or have not been done already. Did you contact your child's school for their records? Did you arrange for utilities to be on in your new home when you get there? Without a written list, it can be all too easy to forget to do something essential. For best results, make a paper list in a brightly colored notebook and keep a backup copy on your phone. If you somehow lose one, you'll still have the other.
It's theoretically possible to handle the entire long-distance moving process yourself in the same way that it's theoretically possible to walk across the United States. It can be done, but it takes a lot of effort, planning, and can be utterly exhausting. While there is no escaping some things, such as various bits of paperwork, there's little reason for you to also handle the packing and moving of all of your items; let the professionals do that for you.
Make an emergency kit
There's a good chance that, during the long-distance moving process, you're going to wind up worn out by the time you get to your new home. Even with the help of professionals, if the utilities aren't turned on or the home isn't ready, these are things that will need to be dealt with before you can move in properly. Since you're not going to feel like unpacking to find a towel so you can bathe or a single pan so you can make a simple macaroni & cheese dinner, have an easily identifiable plastic tote or box that contains things you'll need immediately for the first day or two in your new home. If possible, take this box with you instead of putting it on the moving truck.Share