Make Moving Easier With These Top 5 Tips

Moving can be a stressful process, whether it’s making a move a few streets away or going across the country or international. Between packing and looking around for a new place, it’s enough to make you want to get in place and never move again. However, there are ways to make the process of moving a bit easier, particularly if you keep these top five tips in mind:

•    Scout out the new place ahead of time: Before you pack the first box or schedule your moving truck, take a trip to your new place and just walk around to get a feel for the space. Even if it means taking a weekend long before your actual moving date to fly out to walk around your new community and spend time in your house before you fill it with your “stuff,” this gives you an idea of just how much you can feasibly bring along and fit in the new place. You may find that you want to leave more behind that you originally anticipated once you see the empty space and gauge how much of it you’ve really got.

•    Start packing early: Don’t wait until moving day to get started on your packing. Pack a few boxes each day so that you aren’t overwhelmed with packing, but progress is still being made each day.

•    Schedule vehicle transportation company for your vehicle: If you are just moving a few blocks, then you can certainly take your own vehicle. However, if you are moving across the country, consider hiring an auto transport company to drive your car for you. Not only does this reduce the hassle on you, but also it ensures that your car arrives at your destination in a timely manner.

•    Plan ahead to have some help moving: If you know you need some help moving your stuff, ask around in advance to give people time to make plans to help. The last thing you want is to realize you need assistance and start asking at the last minute only to find that no one can help. If you ask in advance, people can schedule in the time and commit to assisting you in your move.

•    Give yourself plenty of time: Don’t wait until the absolute last day you have to be out to start packing or even moving boxes. Give yourself time to accommodate for mishaps and issues that may arise when moving somewhere. If you start moving well in advance, then you’ve got some wiggle room should anything go wrong.

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