Packing your belongings, taking time off work, hiring a moving company, using up a million favors from friends, driving to your new home and finally, let’s not forget all the typical, and not so typical, cost associated with moving. The point is there are a hundred and one things to keep track of when planning to relocate. Local moves are as stressful as long distance, commercial or even international moving. Things, ideally, should happen in a certain order and inevitably one or two things, at least, are bound to go awry in the process. But coping with moving doesn’t have to jumble your nerves and bring about an influx of gray hair. There are plenty of things you can do to relieve the pressure and save your sanity.
Coping With Moving | How To
The following tips are designed to help you structure your move in a way that will allow you to get from point A to point B in the most time-saving and cost effective way.
- Make a list- Okay. I know what you’re thinking. “Duh!” Right?… No! This is a simple tool that so often goes overlooked. Keeping a chronological list of what needs to be done and marking it off as you complete tasks is a great way to stay organized. Let the list do the remembering for you! If possible, you should have a checklist that starts up to two months before your move date and ends on the day of your move. If you need help making a list, read our moving checklist.
- The devil is in the details- Moving is more than just getting your possessions to point B. Don’t overlook things like filling out a change of address with the Post Office, informing your creditors and notifying your cable and utility providers in advance. If you have kids, check into schools in ahead of time and make sure to research primary care physicians and dentists in your new area. When you get to your destination there will be plenty of tasks to keep you busy and that makes tending to the above issues that much more inconvenient. Also, when you get to your new home, take an afternoon to visit your local DMV. Yes, it is a pain, but most states have a limit as to how long you can drive with an out-of-state license once you become a resident. If you exceed those limits you’re looking at a hefty ticket, so save yourself the headache and don’t procrastinate on that one.
- Don’t wait until the last minute-This is the worst thing that you can do, yet so many of us are guilty of it. Even if you’re a single twenty-something there is still a small army of tasks to complete. If you have a family, your move, and your responsibilities become exponentially compounded. Think of it in terms of money. If you procrastinate you may have to take extra days off work, you may forget to pay a bill, or perhaps you’ll overlook an important deadline. All these things can add dollars to an already expensive process. This is where the above mentioned list will come in handy!
Coping With Moving the Acclaimed Way
Coping with moving can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. The above tips will help you mentally navigate through the hassle that is moving. It’s always recommended to receive a couple of quotes from different companies to see what best fits your needs. However, if you’re looking for a little extra assistance the next time you relocate, then look no further than Acclaimed Movers. Acclaimed will make sure to cover all your pre-moving, moving and post-moving needs. With a decade of experience, they can provide you with all the tools, equipment and service you’ll need to make your next move a pleasant one. Call Acclaimed for a free no obligation quote today.
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