Moving anywhere new can be stressful, but moving to another state, or across the country can be even more stressful. You aren't just moving your belongings, you are essentially moving your entire lives elsewhere and starting over - changing jobs, schools, doctors, finding new friends, and possibly leaving family behind. Moving is stressful, but if you take your time and make a list of things you need to do and handle some things before you move, it can make things a little less stressful. See below for a list of to-do's to help make your move easier.
1. Get Rid Of Excess And Clutter
Moving is always a great time to go through your things and get rid of items you don't need or use. If you have items that haven't been used in a long time, go through everything and make piles to toss, donate, or keep. Downsizing will help you when packing, as you can cut down on the amount of boxes needing to be moved. It will also help you when you unpack at your new house, as you don't have to unpack items that you don't necessarily need at your new place.
2. Rent A Truck
Moving out of state isn't an easy move. You'll want to rent a truck, possibly a large trailer (and someone to drive the truck) if you have a lot of items being moved. Contact rental companies that specialize in out-of-state moves and interview these companies. Go with the company that best meets your needs, is insured, will insure your belongings, and is in your price range. Don't just go with the cheapest company. You can also ask for references as well.
3. Put In Your Change Of Address
Put in a change of address at your local post office. This way, your mail will get to you at your new address. Be sure to also contact your loan companies, bank, and other creditors to give your new address to as well.
4. Get In Touch With New Utility Companies
Your new place will have different utility companies. Be sure to contact the new utility companies to set up your gas, electric and water so you have the basics when you get to your new home. Once you're moved in, you can contact utility companies such as cable, phone, and internet companies to have these turned on and installed.
5. Familiarize Yourself With The Neighborhood
Once you are moved in, you can begin to familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. Find a grocery store to shop for groceries, look for a new doctor, locate the closest hospital (in case of emergency), greet your neighbors around you and introduce yourselves, and drive around the neighborhood so you and your family can become more familiar with the area and your surroundings.
Moving is a stressful time, no matter where you move. Take your time and handle as much as you can before you leave, so you have less stress once you arrive at your new forever home. Hire a moving company like Affordable Transfer Co Inc. to help you with your move to relieve some of your stress and for other helpful tips.Share
22 March 2017
After I found out that my employer wanted us to relocate internationally, I was nervous about what it would mean for my family. I wanted things to move smoothly, but I wasn't sure how much of a hassle it would be to pick up and move an entire family. However, I started focusing on making sure things were in order, and before I knew it we were on the open road. It was incredible to see how much of a difference we were able to make, and within no time, things started to move along. This blog is all about moving without the problems, and staying organized with the help of storage.