Moving is an exciting time and also one that is stress-free and makes families grow closer, right? Well, not exactly. Of course, when you move for the first time, there are definitely exciting things about it, whether it is moving for your first job, moving out to go to college or just to get your first place, but ultimately, moving is stressful and can be a hassle unless you follow our suggestions.
Whether you decide to go with a professional moving company or you just rent a truck and do everything yourself, it is crucial to get help. From packing boxes to figuring out what you are going to bring with you, to the loading of the truck and moving on the big day, you are going to need help. Don’t try to go it completely alone.
Make sure you have the time before and after your move off of work. It is going to take you some time to get everything arranged before the move and set up after the move. If you are moving for a job, make sure you have everything you need to get started there. Drive through your new neighborhood in the day and night just to be sure of where you are going and plan your routes to and from work and/or school.
Get Rid of Stuff
If you think you are moving everything you own the first time you move, you are crazy. Think of this as a great time to clean out those closets and that garage. Have a yard sale, donate or sell other items, give people back things you have borrowed. The more stuff you try to move, the more supplies you will need and the more time it will take. Time is money in the moving business, so you don’t want to waste precious time moving things you are never going to use.
Prepare to Live on Your Own
Has mom always done your laundry? Or are you mom reading this realizing you have always done your kid’s laundry? If you are nodding ‘yes’ to either of these scenarios, then it is time to prepare for the new living situation. Learn how to do laundry, cook, clean and more. These all sound like simple things but if you don’t even know how to boil water then you are in for a rude awakening when you leave the nest.
Moving out for the first time is a huge deal, but make sure you follow our tips and have a seamless move and transition.