Moving can be one of the biggest pains in adult life. Show us one person who loves to move and we won’t believe it. Moving isn’t fun and we’d argue that it’s even a bit demoralizing. Inevitably when you’re moving, there are always several things that you misplace or lose when you pack your belongings. Or, you forget to make sure your Wi-Fi is set up and working on the first day in your new home, or even worse, the movers break something valuable.
Even with the hassle of moving it is easier to hire movers to either help pack up everything in your home or at the very least pack your moving truck. Be sure to consider the amount of rooms that need to be packed as well as your budget. Both will determine how much work you would like professional movers like Bekins Moving Solutions moving companies las vegas to do.
Outside of hiring movers there are other ways you can make your next move easier. Plan ahead and make sure you have enough cash on hand for your move and for any unexpected expenses. Save money from your current job or even start freelancing for part-time income. Click here for freelancing ideas that you can start now. And, here are five, simple tips that will help you feel a lot better about relocating.
We cannot stress this enough, but it is crucial that you plan ahead and not wait until the last minute. When you wait and rush you make more mistakes. Start by going room by room and taking a tally about everything that you will pack. Pack everything that you can live without first like home decorations, some clothes and shoes and some of the things in your bathrooms and kitchens. The more you can pack away at the beginning the easier it will be for you in the long run. By the time moving day rolls around you have the vast majority of your belongings packed away already and you only need to pack a few things here and there.
Don’t Forget Your Utilities
We have heard so many friends’ stories about forgetting to turn on all of the utilities they will need on the first day spent in their new home. Remember, you have to start or transfer electricity, water, and wireless ahead of time. Depending upon where you live you might also have contracted trash and recycling service instead of free city services. Make sure to find out before your move.
Additionally, you may need to turn on a home security system, gas and cable if needed. Contact your utility companies at least two weeks before your move so everything is turned on and working when you and your family arrive. Don’t forget to pay any outstanding balances before changing your service or paying any necessary deposits.
Ride Around Your New Neighborhood
When you and your family arrive at your new home on moving day everyone will likely be extremely tired. Before arriving, drive around your neighborhood to find grocery stores and restaurants where you might want to order delivery.
Seek out places you’re certain to need like the post office, especially if your forwarded mail isn’t arriving, your local library, dry cleaners, and doctors and veterinarians if you have moved to an entirely new city.
Label Your Boxes
It goes without saying that when you are unpacking it is easier when you know what exactly is in each box. Most times unpacking takes longer and more effort than packing. When this happens it makes everything easier when you know that you can find everything that you’ve packed away, so label boxes accordingly. For example, keep a tech box, a box for mugs and glassware, toiletries, kitchenware, and even important papers.
Also, you do not have to buy your boxes. You can find boxes to use from grocery stores or anyplace that will simply throw away or recycle their boxes. It saves them time and you money.
Keep Kids and Pets Occupied
On moving day make sure your kids and pets are occupied. You might want to get friends to watch your children and pets when you are moving so you don’t have to worry about them. Typically moving trucks only have space for a driver and one other passenger so kids and pets aren’t allowed. Make arrangements ahead of time for them and it will make for a smoother transition to your new home.
As we mentioned, there is nothing great about moving, but you can make it a little easier with a few steps and weeks or even months of planning.
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