One of the most stressful things you can do in life is to move from one place to another. Packing up all your things into boxes means you first have to organize them, and then you have to find completely new places for everything in your new house. There are a lot of things to remember to do, so here’s a checklist to make your next move just a little bit easier.
Hire Some Help
The worst part of moving isn’t packing your things into boxes, it’s loading and unloading them into the moving truck. Do yourself a favor and pay someone to do this for you. Hiring a moving company like Kings Transfer will take all the stress about the transporting part of it all. Movers will load it up safely and securely and unload it when you reach your new home. It’s a service that can save you a lot of time, and it’s less costly than you might think.
Forward Your Mail
Don’t forget about your snail mail! About a week before you move out, you’ll need to head down to the local Post Office and fill out the paperwork to have your mail forwarded to your new address. This only takes a few minutes and ensures that you don’t miss any important deliveries while you are transitioning everything to your new address.
Label Your Boxes
A few weeks before moving day, or even a month, start packing up your things. Doing it slowly over a few weeks is much less stressful than doing it all in the days right before you leave. One thing that will make unloading everything easier for you and the movers is if you label your boxes as to which room in the house the box should go. Even better is also listing on each box roughly what is inside. That way you won’t be looking for your kitchen utensils in a box full of pots and pans. Labeling tells the movers where to put each box and helps you with the unpacking process.
Deal With Your Utilities
An essential component of moving is to let your utility service companies know that you are moving. You can do this about a week before you leave, but giving them two weeks’ notice is even better. This is also a good time to contact your new utility companies and let them know when you need your new service to begin. In some cases, like with your cable or internet provider, you may be able to just transfer your service to your new location.
Using a checklist can help you prepare for your move and reduce your stress level significantly. Good luck, and don’t forget to clean out your freezer!