Whether you’re moving into your first home and feeling all the excitement induced by this, or moving properties for the fifth time in five years and not feeling, well, at all excited: there are stresses involved with packing up and moving out. No matter who you are and no matter how your moving needs and experiences compare to that of others, there is a lot of work that goes into the whole procedure.
It’s not just a case of packing everything up one day and heading to your new home: there’s a lot of preparation to be done beforehand. Firstly, you have to set up mail forwarding — that is, if you want to take you identity with you. To give yourself a peace of mind that all of your mail and your personal details aren’t falling into the wrong hands and to protect yourself from fraud, you have to make sure your mail follows you. Secondly, you have to change over your utilities if you want your phone to be working and your lights to be on once you’ve relocated; transferring your services, i.e. disconnecting them in one place and resuming them in another, is a simple task that can even be done online. Finally, you should also find packing supplies well before you even think about what you’ll be packing. You should try to find the cheapest methods of packing available in order to not add any additional costs to your moving process. To do this, it is advisable to contact furniture stores (or stores of the like) and ask if they have any spare boxes lying about that you can fill with all your worlds possessions for a low price, or even for free.
And once you’ve gotten these boxes sorted, it’s time for the big part: the moving, which, when you consider everything else you have to do beforehand, is probably the easiest part. After you've found the boxes, found tools to help you do the job and taken all the necessary measurements, it’s time to get looking at moving companies. You should aim to reserve your truck as far in advance as is convenient to you as you don’t want the big moving day to roll around only to find that you haven’t got a big enough vehicle to help you out. As well as this, you should organise as much help from others as you can. Moving is definitely not something you want to, or even can do, alone. Having friends help you move can help boost morale throughout the long day and keep the process fun; and obviously, as well as this, they will offer another set of hands to assist with moving all of those boxes filled with all of your old CDs and DVDs that you just can’t let go of.
In order to have a hassle free move, even the smallest of details must be remembered. And if you and your other half have just moved into your first home, then it might be advisable not to get too comfortable just yet, as you soon have to prepare your home for any potential babies. For now, however, happy moving!