- January 22, 2019
- Posted by: Uchenna
- Category: Advice
Ask anyone who has moved from one location to another before and they’ll tell you how time-consuming and stressful the entire experience was. They might narrate how challenging it was to look for professional movers for hire, determine which labeling system to use and unpack the moment they arrive in their new home.
I can still remember the impromptu call I got from a friend to assist in moving to his apartment. Believe me, it was strength draining and my clothe was literally stained. Well, that’s what friends do for each other but with proper planning, he would have had a smooth moving.
Preparation will always be key to the success of your endeavors. Once you’ve carefully prepared for a specific task, for example, you’ll know what to expect and minimize risks along the way. You’ll likely come up with possible solutions for common problems. As a result, you’ll be able to accomplish this task with ease. You can do the same for your next move once you learn the following things before planning:
1. Change your address.
If you have been living in the same house for years, all of your bank statements, online deliveries, and personal packages might be delivered to this location. If you’re fond of buying products online, several deliverymen might even memorize your area. Since change address requests can take weeks to effect, this task should be on top of your list whenever planning for a move. If you currently have a lot on your plate, you should find time to visit these establishments and businesses and inform them about your new address. The earlier you process this task, the better.
2. Create a master list of all the to-do for the move.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that a move will require a lot of things from you. Aside from the time and money, you’ll also have to exert effort in accomplishing the tasks which are necessary for a move. If you’re moving for the first time, the number of functions can be too overwhelming that you end up having no idea on what to do first. A simple solution for this one is to create a master list which indicates all of the tasks you have to accomplish for the move. This master list can help you determine your progress as a preparation for the move.
3. Don’t pay for any packing supplies.
Packing supplies such as moving boxes, tapes etc are available almost anywhere. These are also very cheap which is why most homeowners would immediately buy these the moment they decided that you’re moving. Although it can be tempting to follow their ways, don’t do it. You don’t need to pay for your packing supplies because there are cheap alternatives today. Ask from the local businesses and establishments in your area if they have spare boxes for you. If you’ve recently purchased an appliance, use its box as your own moving box. Moving might entail cost from your pocket but this doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank.
4. Ask friends and family for help.
The maxim that states “two hands are better than one” applies when you’re moving. Since you’ll be bombarded with a lot of tasks for the move, asking help from friends and family can do wonders. You might not even need any moving services once your friends are helping you out.
There are a lot of tasks to be completed whenever you’re moving but when your friends and family are around, you can have someone who can look after your children on moving day. You can also do the same if you have pets at home. In some cases, your friends and family’s help might already be enough for you to transport all of your all valuables to your new home. If this is the case, you’ll end up saving a lot of time and money.
5. Purge before packing.
Moving can be a perfect time for you to assess all of the valuables you own and determine which ones are still usable or not. Depending on the condition of your valuables, you can either sell or donate all of these. Not only does this lessen your moving expenses but purging before moving will also help you earn money and bring useless junk which will only collect dust in your home.
Preparation Is Key
Different people have different techniques when moving. Some hire professionals and let them do everything in exchange for a fee while others always opt to do things on their own. There is nothing really wrong in either of these strategies. But regardless of the method, you’re planning to use, it’s essential that you know what, why and when to prepare. You should be adopt to the latest moving trends today because although these are common, you’ll never know use advantages unless you actually use these for a move.
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