Archive for January 29, 2012
Moving can be very stressful because of all the heavy lifting and organizing that must be done. Of course, there is also a lot of money that goes into paying for things like movers, boxes and other relocation expenses. Fortunately, if you use a timeline and a checklist you will be able to make moving a little less stressful. This is because you will have everything you need done and organized by the time the big day rolls around.
One month before moving you need to start planning. This is a simple step that most people neglect. Now is the time to research moving companies, make phone calls and get prices and details. If you do not plan to use a moving company, reserve a moving truck and line up your friends.
Three weeks before moving get al of your supplies together. This includes boxes, tape and packing materials. Ask stores for their old boxes or buy them from a local hardware store.
Two weeks before moving is when you should start packing the things that you do not use on a daily basis. Pay special attention to anything that can be broken and take extra steps to make them safe. Also, make sure to properly label your boxes noting what each one contains.
The week before moving is time to check all of your plans again. You will also want to pack your suitcases with anything that you use frequently. Now is also the time when you should make sure that you have the money that you need to make payments for anything along the way.
By planning for moving well ahead of time will make things a lot easier for you. This is what the planning process can do for you. If you follow the aforementioned moving tips you will not have to deal with a lot of the stress that is otherwise associated with moving. Instead, you will find yourself ready to go when moving day gets here.