Moving from one place to another is a major stressor for even the well-managed people. It is not easy to leave home where you have spent years, made memories and have to build it up on a day to basis with so much love and care. It takes a real emotional toll when suddenly you have to leave that space and move into a new one. Unfortunately, life is such for most people, especially those who dwell in rented houses have to move every few years.
Other than the emotional toll that it takes, the physical, financial, and mental stress that moving brings along is another baggage. It is not easy to pack up your whole house, every belonging in boxes, loading them into appropriate vehicles and moving them all the way into your new property followed unpacking and resettling stages. Things get super tricky if you have to manage all that with dependents such as kids. However, you can still achieve things a lot more easily if you follow a few tips.
Always Plan Early
Moving houses has millions of little tasks to manage even till the last day. Like you would not want to leave behind your favorite couch, or kitchen crockery, your toddler, would not want to leave his favorite plush teddy behind. Plan things way early and make a list of things that need to be done. If you plan to hire moving services, do your research a few months before. Check which movers and services suit your preferences and make inquiries. Make sure that the movers you are hiring have a good experience, are licensed to work, and they offer you third party coverage in case there are any damages during your move.
You might be tempted to do everything on your own and rule out the option of hiring any third party services to save up some cash. However, you will do yourself a huge favor if you hire a third party moving company to help you manage the move. Professional movers are experienced and skilled in handling the process on a daily basis and have all the required tools, teams and resources that might be needed for any particular moving protocols.
If you try and hire any independent freelance labor or logistic services, it would be difficult for you to figure out if they are skilled to pull off the job. Moreover, if they scam you or damage your belongings, you could be in for a more significant loss.
It is natural to want to take everything along, but it is always better to leave out things that you will not be needing. Interestingly, you can hold a garage sale or a move away from the deal a few weeks before your move and sell all that you do not need. This will generate some extra cash for you to finance your additional costs. Moreover, de-cluttering will minimize your hard work and moving expenses since you will have lesser good to pack and fewer things to move and unpack.