The process of moving can be a dreadful experience for a lot of people. However, it doesn’t have to be that way if you prepare in advance. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Suwanee is here to give you some tips on how to make your move easy and organized.
Decide on whether to hire movers or move yourself.
This is something that haunts everyone on the move. There are a lot of unique factors in this decision, such as cost, time constraints, and the complexity of your move. Read our article Is Moving by Myself Worth It? for more information.
Budget your move
Now that you know how you’re moving, you should figure out how much you’re spending for your move. Find out how many boxes and other moving supplies you’ll need. If you’re moving by yourself, figure out the costs of renting a moving truck. If you choose to use a moving company, get an estimate for your move.
Also, it’s never a bad idea to put away a couple hundred dollars extra in case of any unexpected costs.
Create a timeline and a schedule
Know which days you’ll be moving, and plan an itinerary. Schedule when you’ll be packing, loading, moving, unloading and unpacking. Also, make sure that you schedule for the termination of your utilities after you move so you won’t be charged extra for things like internet, cable or power.
Organize your stuff
Moving can be a time of reinvention. Get rid of anything you don’t use or need. Maybe plan a yard sale for those items, or donate them to your local Goodwill. Also, organizing while packing can save you a ton of stress and energy when unpacking later. Box rooms and relevant items together, and be sure to label the boxes with which room its contents came from. Start with the toughest room first and work your way down.
Change your address
This is one of the more overlooked tips on moving. Be sure to change your address for any business that sends you mail, especially credit card companies, insurance companies and banks. It’s also important to update your drivers license in case you’re selected for jury duty or caught on a red light camera.