|How to Plan for a Move - Reviewed|
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Moving is a daunting and stressful task. I've read that moving is one of the most stressful things that you'll ever do. So, if you’re going to be moving here are some helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned from doing this several times myself. I’m by no means a professional mover; these ideas are based on my own experiences.
Moving from one end of town to the other is stressful enough. When you move away from your home to another town it’s really tough. There are many more things to consider.
My best advice is to start by making a list of things that you'll need to do. In other words, begin to make a plan. These things don’t need to be in any specific order right now, just start to write things down.
Following are some things that you’ll need to consider:
- If you're hiring a moving company make sure to read and understand all of their policies. Look for online reviews and make sure they are reputable.
- A new school for your children, this was always number one on our list. Especially if you're moving to another city. When we moved from Pennsylvania to Western New York this was a high priority for us. You'll need to get all of their school records transferred to the new school.
- New Doctor and Dentist for you and your children. You'll need to transfer all medical records.
- Change your address and forward mail to the new address.
- Finding a new neighborhood, everybody wants to live in a nice area. Find a local realtor in the new city to help with this.
- New bank or credit union for checking and banking.
Moving companies will do everything including packing for you. packing is something we always did ourselves. Most people don't want strangers packing their belongings.
Things you'll need are boxes, packaging material, such as bubble wrap, or kraft paper and tape. My preferred packaging material is bubble wrap and it is expensive.
To save some money, check with small to mid-sized manufacturers in your area. Most times these places receive materials with packaging such as bubble wrap and often throw it away. Most times all you have to do is ask and you can get it for free.Double Wall 18x18x28" Heavy-Duty Boxes
For dishes and breakable items, you'll want to use these double-wall corrugated boxes. The double-wall gives you added protection for anything that's breakable.
Wrap dishes in paper or bubble wrap and place them on end, not flat and stacked. Cups and glasses should be standing up.
Make sure that you fill all empty spaces with paper or bubble wrap so dishes, cups, and glasses can't move.
These boxes are expensive so, you only want to use them for kitchen breakables and other breakables such as lamps, vases, and pictures.
Small Moving Boxes - 16x10x10 - Cardboard Box
These are the perfect size boxes for heavy items. Such as books, tools, CD's, silverware, canned goods.
The idea here is that the box is small so it will fill up fast and the box won't be too heavy to handle. The last thing you want to do is overload a box.
You can also use these boxes for pots and pans since they are not breakable items.
For blankets, sheets, pillows, and clothing look for wardrobe boxes 20 x 20 x 34 with a bar for hanging clothing. These are much larger but the items are light. These boxes are also expensive. You hang your clothing and then pack pillows and blankets on the bottom.
Moving within your current area is one thing but if you're moving to another city or state it takes a little more planning. If you're planning a move I hope you find these tips and tricks helpful.
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