September, 3rd, 2019 at 3:55 pm
Moving can be one of the most stressful times of your life. Whether you’re moving across town are the country, packing up your life and moving to another place is also very exciting at the same time. The key to a smooth relocation is to be as prepared and organized as possible. Some people choose to rent a storage unit to give them more space during the move. Having the space available to think and plan your move is critical. We’ve provided a few other tips to help your relocations go as smooth as possible for minimal stress and maximum productivity.
As stated above, we can’t emphasis more the importance of planning your move. From creating a packing list to choosing the right size moving truck, planning will save you an immense amount of stress. One thing to consider while moving is hiring a moving company to help you with the transition. Moving companies will help you box up your belongings, move furniture, and help you transport your items from your home or storage unit to your new home. Be sure to research the moving company’s reputation with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the moving company follows best practices.
Do you have children that are school-aged? Prioritize finding the best school district in your new city. If you’re planning on enrolling your child in public school, be sure to do your due diligence to know which schools if choose in your area. There are a few great tools to help with your research to choose the best school based on resources, safety, and other key factors. Besides doing your online research, if time allows, pay the school a visit to evaluate the facility and meet the staff that will work with your child. How welcoming is the school? Do the parents seem friendly and happy when they pick thier kids up from school? These are all factors to consider when choosing a school.
Budging is very important when you’re planning a move. Costs can easily spiral out of control when left unchecked. Items like moving boxes average $3-4.00 per box depending on the size, which doesn’t seem like much until you get the final bill. The good news is that there are many ways to cut costs and save money during your move. Below are a few ways to money and not break the bank:
Purchasing moving materials can easily add to your costs. If you don’t have cardboard boxes to move, a great option is to visit your local retail or bulk food store. Most stores buy their merchandise in bulk and the items arrive at the store in cardboard boxes. Ask the staff if you can have their unused boxes since most of them would be on their way to the recycle bin.
Do you need more time to organize your move? Moving trucks are costly for long term moves which may make you feel rushed. Storage units or containers allow you more time to go through your things before making the move. You can also use a storage unit to gradually move into your new place with ease.
Going through your belongings during a move is great time to downsize. Since you’ll be boxing up yoru items, create a bin for donations. At the end of the day, you’ll be helping someone in need and making your move less cluttered and you’ll even save money come tax time!