You get accepted to your dream job but it is located in another state or the promotion you’ve been waiting for is now in your grasps but you will be assigned to a different city. You finally meet the love of your life at a festival but you’re from L.A. and she’s from New York. There are times when life gives you these kinds of challenges and you need to decide to move or to lose the opportunity of a lifetime. Most of the time if not all, the best choice is to follow your heart with the guidance of your mind.
Moving to a different place in the country or even just in your state can be challenging. There are times when you’ve already grown accustomed to the life you have right now and have finally made a comfort zone for yourself. Without a doubt, moving out of your comfort zone is never easy. However, situations in life can compel you to get up, pack and leave. It can be something good awaiting you, or at times, a painful memory you just want to forget and there is no better way than to leave all the reminders behind.
For whatever reason you may have, it is always better if you knew how to relocate smoothly and less inconvenient. Here are some tips on how to make your relocation, hassle-free.
Ask for Help
Whether you are moving from L.A. to New York or just to the next city, it is always best to ask for help. Call a friend who has tried moving or ask for some advice from family or relatives who have experience in relocation. Their insight can save you a good amount of money from having to go back and forth and with the buying and selling of your stuff. Here are some tips on how to sell your stuff online.
If you are moving because of work, you can ask your employers if the company is willing to help out with the moving costs and resettlement. Most companies have policies in helping their employees move smoothly.
Make sure you make a plan and to do your best to follow your plan so you can save time, effort and money. Plan when you are going to pack, and arrange with your new landlords on how soon you can move in or if you are buying a house, coordinate with your real estate broker. Additionally, buy your tickets ahead and prepare all the logistics needed.
Pack Smart and Pack with your Friends
It is best to segregate what you are going to bring so that they are easy to unload when you arrive. Always label your boxes and create an inventory sheet so that you will know exactly where to find all of your things. If you are traveling by car, make sure to have a box where you will keep the essentials like medicine and documents. As much as possible, keep this box where you can see it.
Invite your friends over to help you pack your things and give them instructions where to put what or you can make a list ahead for them to follow. Not only that more hands can make the work lighter, but this will also be an opportunity for you and your friends to spend time before you leave and this could as well become your send-off party. You can buy a couple of beers and some pizza and packing could never have been this fun. Click this link for more information about organizing farewell parties: https://m.wikihow.com/Hold-a-Farewell-Party
Clean as You Go
To speed things up with the cleaning process, you can clean as soon as you pack. You can clean your bedroom right after you pack all the things from the bedroom or clean the kitchen after packing all plates and pans. This way, you won’t miss cleaning any part of the house or apartment.
Bring only what you need
For long distances, bring the least amount of things possible. The farther the distance, the more costly moving your things will be. However, if the distance is not too far, you can evaluate if the cost of the logistics will be offset by the savings in buying new things. The cost of moving your things should be less than the cost of buying new things. If the cost of moving is equal or more than the cost of buying new things then you are better off buying new things.
Find a reliable moving company
There are a lot of moving companies in the US that you can choose from and they will all get the job done. Even if you have your truck or can rent one, moving companies are more efficient in transporting your things for you big or small. They have carts, trucks of different sizes, and the manpower to move your things as fast as possible. What you need to keen on are personal and online reviews on how they handle your things. It is paramount that your things are in the same condition before and after moving them especially when you are moving fragile materials like glass, woodworks, and electronics. After making a list of reliable moving companies, get a quote from the moving companies on your list to get the lowest price.
Make moving fun
If you plan on driving to your destination, make sure to stop once in a while to smell the flowers, enjoy the view or try the food. Prepare your playlist ahead and queue your favorite songs on your car’s sound system. Prepare your essentials, like water, snacks, GPS, energy drinks and b-complex supplements to keep you sharp on the road. Note ahead where you can gas up and where you can use the toilet so that you will not panic if you need to use the loo or get some gas.
You will most likely pass by places you have never been to before or never will drive by again. Take the time to shoot pictures and even talk to people that you meet along the way. Let your moving experience be transcendental and let it rejuvenate your soul as you move forward to start a new chapter of your life.
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