One in five American families makes a move each year. This year, you and your family will be on the road and move into your dream house.
Whether you’re going across town or across the country, it would be best to begin the planning process as soon as you know that you’ll be moving. This way, you can be sure that everything will go smoothly and minimize stress.
Listed below are a few sanity-saving ways to get ready for the big move. Read on for a stress-free and organized move.
Get organized early
Start as early as 30 to 60 days to make a plan in order to ensure that everything will go as planned. In order to make sure that you won’t leave anything behind, we suggest creating a countdown list. This list should include the things that you have to accomplish every week until the day of the big move comes.
Choose the right transportation
How are you going to get from point A to point B? If you are moving a short distance, you may either rent a truck on the day or assemble some very nice friends with trucks.
Choosing the right transportation is of great importance, especially when moving farther away. You have to make sure to get the right size of truck to cart all your belongings in one go.
Streamline your belongings
Moving is a perfect opportunity for you to organize your belongings and let go of the stuff you no longer use. If time permits, feel free to hold a yard sale. Or better yet, take the time to sort through your stuff and donate some of them.
If you are hiring a moving company, this is an absolute must. Keeping a record of all your household items is beneficial so you would know if something is missing. Create a list of all the contents of each box. Assign a number for each and make sure that the boxes are labeled properly.