Everyone has their opinions when it comes to executed the perfect move. You’ll hear some say they have moved enough times to write a moving advice column. Then there are those who despise it so much they look at you with horror when you break the news that you’re relocating. Regardless, there are a few sound items that you can’t neglect when it comes to the top 10 moving tips of all time.
Here are some solid guidelines that could apply to any move, no matter the size and scope:
1 – Printable Calendar. Yes, it’s old school, but there’s a reason why they’ve been trusted for so long. Find a snazzy printable calendar online with big enough boxes to scribble in for each day. Get a nice, sharp #2 pencil and make a calendar draft of your moving deadlines and goals. Begin with the end in mind one week at a time.
2 – Careful Budget. Whether you’re on your own or moving with a large family, everything needs to be concise. The cost of gas, food for the trip, and supplies for your new home are all essential. Keep the books balanced from the beginning to the end to reduce stress and pressure.
3 – Downsize Items. Take the time to go through your belongings and put unnecessary, unused, and unimportant items to the side. Surely, you can donate or sell the things you don’t need. This will reduce clutter and help you stay organized.
4 – Choosing a Mover. This one is a no-brainier, as they say. Atmosphere Movers has the experience to get the job done right the first time, giving you more time for the all-important tasks of preparing and executing the relocation of your family.
5 – Bills and Insurance. Most moves will impact insurance rates for automobiles and your home. Do the research necessary and make the needed calls well in advance to stay on top of this all important issue.
6 – Announcements. Let your friends and family know what you are up to. Post to social media and email accounts prior to the move. This will help you keep your affairs and obligations in order.
7 – Clean and Paint. This item can vary depending upon the nature of the move, and of course, where you are moving to. In town moves offer a ton more flexibility when it comes to decorating, but if you and your belongings are making a cross-country trek, you can still find ways to clean and paint before unpacking.
8- Change the Locks. No need for explanation here. Everyone from the realtor to the former owner and even neighbors could have the keys to your home. Not everyone does their duty to change them for you, so put in the time and money to ensure yours and your family’s safety.
9 – Get a Sitter. It will be very stressful to balance your normal routine with the kids and pets tagging along. If at all possible, have someone help keep them taken care of while you manage your move.
10 – Boxes and Supplies. Before you even begin to consider the details of your move, you need to get the basics covered. Yes, it’s an obvious one, but too many people end up in a jam and waste entire days searching for supplies.