Moving to a new state is a stressful moment in any family’s life. You are making changes in schooling, career, and friends. You are usually expected to move out quickly once your house is sold. Though you might feel stressed, you can make a successful move by considering these pointers.
Hiring a moving company is the first thing you should investigate when making moving to a new state. You will want the best quality service possible to make your move seamless and effective, as there are horror stories about lost boxes and stolen goods.
Check for online reviews for moving companies in your area. Ask your neighbors, friends, and family what experiences they had with their movers. You might be able to convince relatives to help you out if the move is not too far away. Whatever your plans, make sure your stuff is safe and packed in a way that nothing will break.
Create a Checklist
Feeling unorganized? Moving can make it hard to know what you need to do each day to further your moving progress (especially with kids). It is essential you create a checklist for jobs that need to be done and rooms that need to be packed.
You should make sure to check items off your personal checklist before moving. Keeping your “brain on the page” prevents anything from slipping from your mind after you have left your home. Keep your list in an easy-to-reach area—like your phone or on the refrigerator. That way you can write down important stuff to remember.
Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing anything you are loading into the moving van. While you are packing your stuff away in boxes, make sure you write down what room each box should be sent to. Labeling glasses or china as fragile is also useful for movers who do not want to break your stuff.
Labeling does not just help you when you are moving out. It makes life easier when you move into your new home. You will be able to take boxes directly to the rooms listed on the boxes. This saves you time and streamlines the moving process.
Moving does not have to be all bad. It might be sad to say goodbye to your old home, but you want your last moments there to be happy and cathartic. By making a few smart decisions, you can make your last moments with your home positive ones.
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