Moving across town can be a chore. Going from the city to the suburbs has it’s own set of challenges. However, moving across the state, country or the world has unique complexities. You need to be prepared, and plan for the unexpected. If you have never moved a long distance, you will need to know what to expect. There is a lot of excitement surrounding this big change in your life, but do not let the excitement drown out the massive task at hand. Once you have decided on which movers to use, it is time to get to the tasks at hand.
Here are a few points to consider:
- Take the time to purge any excess. Let’s face it. We all have way to much stuff. Over time things just add up. There are drawers full of food containers, utensils you are not sure what they do, and a closet with clothes that have not fit for five years. It is time to get rid of some things. While you may have a sentimental reason for having on to that hoodie that is now too snug, it’s time to overcome the odd attachment. It’s time to get rid of the needless excess. You have a few options to consider. Recycle, throw stuff away, make a donation and having a yard sale are all options to consider.
- Make a plan and stick to it. You need to go through your home and inventory everything. Making this type of long distance move can be overwhelming enough, and you need to be organized to avoid additional stress. Make a list of all the contents from each room, and box up your home by room. This will avoid any confusion in the short term, and make unpacking much easier. This is a huge, yet important task. When you go to this level of detail, moving day will become much easier. When your moving help arrives, they will appreciate the organization, and it will help them to work much faster and efficiently.
- Hire a professional moving service. This will help you immensely. Although this was alluded in the preceding paragraphs, this point is a massive one. Moving across town is very different from a long distance move. The complexities of long distance can stress you to a new level, and the expense incurred can be massive. Although it may seem counterintuitive, hiring professionals for a long distance move may save you money in the long run. Delays, issues with a rented moving truck, packing missteps and more can cause moving expense to quickly add up. Do not get caught in the trap of trying to save a few bucks in the short term, and losing money in the long term. Hire professionals.
- Take a deep breath, and remain calm. You have followed the advice in this blog, and have professionals helping you with your move. You are on the way to a smooth transition to your new home. It is time to congratulate yourself, and make a good life at your new destination.