How to Plan For a Move

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You are about to move into a different place, maybe going off to college or moving into your dream house either way you need to plan for some bumps in the road that you might not be prepared for if you don’t really plan.

Decide now if you are going to need a truck to take your items from one place to another. Maybe your friends have a truck and you are thinking to yourself: “I can just use their truck ”. Because you can use their truck you need to  judge the size of it. Will the help their truck take more than three tips to get all your things from the old place to the new place? Will it be a lot of gas if each trip is a 1 or 2 hour drive?  You maybe be thinking it will save you money if you plan on using their truck instead of renting a bigger moving truck but it will also take a lot longer to get your stuff moved in if you have to go back and forth between the two homes over a number of days.

Decide how you plan to pack. Everyone has things they don’t want, and many times those things can actually be donated. If you plan to move in one day you might want to  have a thrift store pick up all the items you won’t be needed anymore. You can also give the unwanted items to other places such as homeless shelters and places for abused woman. Even when you’re stressed out while planning a move you can still help those around you.
You should have a clip board and check list with you as you pack your things along with a range of colorful markers, tape and labels.  Make sure you mark where things should go and how many of each thing there is. You don’t want to be surprised when you discover you placed your beauty supplies in the very back of the truck, and it will take another three hours to get them out. Keep the things you need often in the front of the truck or place them into your car.

If you have kids,  it will be twice as stressful for them during a day or weekend of moving. Instead of having them stressed out , have them do something more fun instead. Your kids can instead  spend time with a relative or even their best friend. This is a great excuse for a sleep over at the distant neighbors house.  It’s always a win win.
Are you going to have someone help you unpack? It might take you a day or two to move all your items from one home to another but it can take weeks to unpack all your stuff. If you have the money it’s a great idea to hire a few people to help you unpack or to hire people to move the items inside so that you can unpack yourself. Friends and family can only help so much.

Once moving in day comes around you will be ready for it and your stress level won’t be as high as it could have been without a bit of extra planning.


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