What are you waiting for? The sooner you start planning, the less stressful your move will be. If you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry! This post has the essential information that you need to know about preparing for a move with your family.
Know Your Moving Budget
The first thing to do when moving is to figure out a budget. Start by researching and contacting moving companies for quotes – this will give you an idea of what each company offers, as well as the cost.
Once you have that information, then it’s time to start looking at other costs associated with your relocation, such as mortgage payments and property taxes if renting or buying the home. Also, consider insurance premiums on both the current residence and new one (if necessary), utilities in both places, and food expenses.
Your budget might need adjusting once you factor in these other costs; maybe your expenses will exceed the cost of hiring a mover. If that is the case, it will make more sense for one or both spouses to cut back their work hours over the next few months instead until after the move is complete.
If cutting back on working hours is impossible, you can try making extra cash for movers in other ways. For example, a quick way is getting cash for cars if you choose to sell one of your cars.
Download an Ultimate Moving Checklist
The first step in preparing for a move is to download an ultimate moving checklist. This will help you ensure that you have everything from your current home and all items needed when arriving at your new residence.
The last thing anyone wants during their transition is running out of toilet paper or, worse, not finding anything they need due to incorrect packing.
Schedule Your Time
In order to be successful with your move, you should schedule time for yourself and set aside space in the new location.
Put together a post-move plan so that you can enjoy life after moving as much as possible. The first week of living at your new home is especially critical because this will determine whether or not everything goes smoothly later on down the line.
A move is a big event for everyone, especially the family. However, the way you manage your time during this process will help alleviate some of the stress and confusion it can cause. For example, it may be helpful to spend at least one day on each moving phase so that nothing gets overlooked or forgotten in a rush.
Purchase the Right Packing Supplies
There are three kinds of supplies you’ll need for packing.
Packing paper: You can buy this at a hardware store and use it to wrap breakables. Packing tape is best when you don’t want the contents inside your box seen through the outer layer of cardboard – like clothes or shoes- as it doesn’t let light shine through.
Lastly, bubble wrap helps protect against bumps and bruises during transit that will save on any potential damages.
In conclusion, don’t forget the moving checklist when it’s time to start planning for your move.