Start Planning Early for Your Next Move:
Long Distance Moves (4-6 months)
Generally speaking, the further away you are moving, the more time you will need to plan your move. A long distance move requires several extra steps in comparison to a move across town, such as arranging for an over-the-road carrier, purchasing moving insurance and preparing for your life in a new city and state. You will also need to be sure to budget enough time to compare potential new neighborhoods and schools. These are big decisions that require some thought and preparation. You’ll want to avoid rushing into a long-distance move if possible. Give yourself 4-6 months at the minimum.
Big Change in Living Space (3 Months)
Another scenario that will require more time for planning and preparation is one where you are moving into a smaller home than the one you are in now. Downsizing happens more often than most people think and it can present some unique challenges. For one, chances are good that you won’t be able to bring everything you have now with you. You’ll either need to arrange to store these items, or unload them in a jiffy. The time you will need to get rid of stuff depends on how much there is. Some things you’ll be able to donate to local charities, others you can sell on Craigslist or OfferUp. Plan accordingly so that you’re not scrambling at the last minute trying to figure out to do with that extra sofa or the dining table that just won’t fit in your new home.
We suggest you start working at least 3 months out from your move date when you are downsizing. Length of Time at Your Current Residence (3-6 Months)It’s usually true that the longer you live in one place, the more stuff you accumulate. The more settled in you become, the more possessions find their way into the crooks and crannies of your home. These things are what give your home its personality, but they also add to the amount of time it takes to move to a new home. If you’ve lived at your current residence for 5 years or more, you will definitely want to add some additional time for planning and preparing your move.
As soon as you know a move is imminent, you might get a jump start on your move by boxing up items throughout your home that are used the least. This might include the things found in a rarely used guest bedroom, knick-knacks and other decorations and off-season clothing. Packing can be one of the most time consuming parts of any move. If you have lived in the same place for several years and want to save yourself headaches and stress as moving day nears, start packing up early – at least 3 to 6 months in advance. For more tips and ideas on planning for your move or to get a free estimate for services for your next move, call GetYourMoveOn today at 480-695-6621.
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