10 Things You Need to Know About Moving
Moving is considered to be one of the most stressful and exhausting things that could happen in one’s life. Just the word “moving” conjures images of dollar signs, heavy labor, high emotions, and uncertainty. However, looking on the bright side, it’s a positive experience as you are moving somewhere new and exciting.
Here are ten things you need to know about moving that can make the experience virtually stress free:
[if !supportLists]1. [endif]Declutter. In the weeks before moving, get rid of any unwanted items you no longer have any use for or have outgrown.
[if !supportLists]2. [endif]Book your removal company early. Even before you have finalized a moving date, you can begin researching removal options and ask for a quote.
[if !supportLists]3. [endif]Packing. The more organized you can be with this the easier it will be to unpack at your destination. Label each box with the room it belongs in and include a short description of the contents.
[if !supportLists]4. [endif]Do your research. Do your research about the surrounding neighborhood area, desirable schools, parks, doctors, etc.
[if !supportLists]5. [endif]Cancel or reroute. Remember to cancel any magazine or newspaper subscriptions, and remember to reroute your mail by filling out a change-of-address card online or at the post office one or two weeks before your move date.
[if !supportLists]6. [endif]Heath providers. Don’t forget to inform your dentist, optician and doctor you are changing address. Remember, if you are moving to a new area, you will need to find new providers. You can begin researching nearby service providers.
[if !supportLists]7. [endif]Groceries. During the weeks before your move, purchase only the grocery necessities. Now is not the time to stock up on any frozen foods.
[if !supportLists]8. [endif]Children and Pets. Don’t add to the stress on move day by also having to care for young children and pets. Older children can help with the move, but leave infants and pets with a babysitter.
[if !supportLists]9. [endif]Don’t pack all your cleaning supplies. Keep some handy — you’ll want some rags and sprays to clean up your empty, dirty home and your new home as well.
[if !supportLists]10. [endif]No such thing as perfect! Remember, there is no perfect neighborhood! Work with what you’ve got, greet your new neighbors, think positive, and make the best of your new home and experience.