DC Moving Tips
How to Prepare for Your Next DC Move
Moving can be a traumatic experience. When someone realizes that they are about to move one of the first things that can be done is to create a checklist so that you can be assured that you haven’t forgotten to do anything when the big day arrives. If possible try to begin planning your move at least six weeks in advance before you are going to move. This should give you the right amount of time to figure out everything you will need to do.
Begin by making a list of things that need to be done before moving. Putting all of your things into a personal catalog of what you want to take, what you want to sell, and what you want to donate, and what you want to throw away.
Start asking local businesses to save you some boxes so that you will not have to buy them. Once you have gotten a few boxes begin packing things that you know you want to move with you but won’t need until after the move. Decide if you are going to rent a moving truck or hire a moving company.
Some moving companies will pack your things for you and while this is a good option for those who can afford it, packing your own stuff will save you a lot of money. Decide on a moving date that will be good for everyone involved and either hire the movers or reserve a truck big enough to accommodate all of your things.
Be sure to do your research and call around to different moving companies so you can know how to select the best moving company for the job. Read reviews on each company to make sure they are reliable and honest.
Moving requires more than just relocating yourself and your things. When you move you have to think about all types of things such as schools and medical professionals.
If you have children you will need to notify their schools about the move and locate a new school near where you are moving. You will need to get all of your children’s medical history and shot records together for the new school.
Next you will need to change your bank if there is not a branch near your new location that is the same company. You will also need to go to the post office and get a free change of address form. You can change your address online but they do charge a few dollars as a convenience fee.
Once you know your new address you can get your mail to be sent there. Make sure to pack all of your valuables and special documents that cannot be easily replaced into a safe or lock box and keep them handy.
Although moving to a new place can seem to be a hassle, if you begin preparing early enough moving can go smoothly and easily. You will be amazed at how much a little preparation and knowing how to prepare for a move will help you on your journey.
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