General Guide for Moving
Moving to a new house is a difficult and demanding process. However, if you have a good plan, moving can be smooth experience. A good moving experience ensures you'll be ready for your new life. The following guide suggests some great ways to reduce the stress of moving.
- Create a plan.
You should begin planning months before you actually move, if possible. You will need to carefully consider and plan for many different parts of the moving process. This includes your budget, the schedule of the move, what items you want to bring, and what moving company you plan to hire. If you plan early, you will stay organized throughout the entire process. There will be few, if any, surprises on your moving day. Good organization also helps you stay prioritized.
- Research a moving company.
Shop around online or through other sources to find a reliable and trustworthy moving company. Compare quotes from at least three different companies to find a good deal. It's best to try to find a company that offers discounts or bulk packages of other services.
- Understand the different factors in the cost of moving.
You need to figure out how many of your belongings you will take so that you can get an accurate quote on your expenses. The more belongings you bring, the more truck space you will require. If you get an estimate before your moving day, you can better prepare your budget.
- Purchase quality boxes and containers.
You are moving your most treasured possessions, so only purchase clean containers that will protect your belongings. Don't waste your time with flimsy containers.
- If you will require additional storage for the moving process, plan for this ahead of time.
Planning early will help you keep the cost of storage within your budget constraints.
- Talk to neighbors and friends about your upcoming move.
Let them know when you'll be moving and if you will require any additional assistance. Try to coordinate around their schedule if you need help with childcare or the actual packing.
- Pack early.
Don't wait too long to start packing. Go through all of your belongings as you pack, throwing away or donating unwanted items. You can choose to do this on your own, or you can hire a professional packing company. If you choose to hire someone, budget accordingly as this will add to your expenses.
- Write down everything.
Keep a record of each storage container and its contents, along with any other important information. Maintaining a written log of all the tasks you need to do will help you stay organized on moving day. You are less likely to lose something if you stay organized.