Preparing Yourself For A Long Distance Move
Moving across town is a very different situation compared to moving across the country, or to a different country entirely. If you’re in for a big change of scenery, it advisable to take stock of your situation sooner rather than later. A move to Alaska may seem interesting if you’ve never seen snow, but culture shock may have you running back to the hot temperate South if you’re not careful. Each location has something valuable to offer, but ensure you understand a locale’s distinct challenges by doing some kind of reconnaissance before packing up the kids and hitting the road.
Although we come into the world naked, but we don’t stay that way. From the time we were birthed we start accumulating possessions. Some of which stays with us for a lifetime, while others we do away with at some point. A very easy way of making your long distance move a strategic tragedy is to misjudge which items are keepers and which ones to discard. From packing smart to knowing what to pack, let’s examine a number of way to successfully implement a long-haul, that won’t make you wish you had remained where you life was at least predictable. Don’t cringe yet. Moving is an adventure and all you need is a feasible and sustainable plan.
If you haven’t cleaned your closets in a long time, don’t panic. Perspective is everything. It most likely not the labor that’s making you agitated anyway, it’s the time constraint. Start making plans today to ensure a smooth moving process for your eventual relocation. The following tips will be helpful:
Know Where You’re Going
For example if you are going to be moving to a loft in the city, you won’t be needing the extra bedroom set, and the cross-country skis will just be getting in the way too. Taking into consideration your new house will give you perspective on what is sensible to take along and what is not. The available space, your new lifestyle and the weather will give you insights as well. If you have pets, you’ll need to enquire about the state and city regulations as regard inoculations, leash laws, and limits on the number or types of pets you can keep. Begin collecting important informations about schools, vehicle laws, the vagary of insurance and even the bylaws for your housing complex.
Develop A System
You will definitely have items for keeps and those you will want to sell off; stuff you want to give away and things you’d want to trash. If you are packing your things yourself, it is advised to take a hint from professionals who pack for a living; by adopting the process of packing a room at a time. This makes for an easy unpacking at your new location; so if you are looking for the cooking pot in your new location, you would at least know it’s in one of the kitchen boxes.
Apply The One-Year Rule
If you haven’t used an item in a year, you should consider donating it to someone who needs it. keeping those skinny jeans and the apple corer your Uncle gave you last Christmas may seem like a good idea, but the fact remains, you may never use either of those items, and paying to transport and store them is just wasteful.
You might have to mount a big move on your own, but seeking professional help is by far the best way to go. Professional movers are experienced in packing and transporting a houseful of belongings with the least breakage and fuss. Make sure you understand the details, though. Knowing when your new home will be ready and getting your belongings there at the right time is crucial. Misjudging the delivery date could be a costly mistake if you have to ask a mover to hold your items for a few days. Demand a written agreements from your new landlord and your mover; ask lots of questions, and read the fine print. Moving is full of small details, and getting them right will make your life easier.
Have a schedule
Time can skip by you when you’re in the middle of a move, so put together a moving calendar or organizer to ensure you stay on target. Where moving is concerned, some things are time sensitive and others, such as packing the Christmas ornaments, can be done before time.