Moving To Completely New Place - Handy Tips
Planning to move somewhere new and start over? There can be quite a few reasons maybe because of some new exciting opportunity, to gain a new experience, to foster independence, or even just moving closer to your loved ones.
However, relocating to a totally new place can be quite a hefty task, there is so much to think about plan and consider. However, a little bit of research and advises from friends who have already gone through this phase can be helpful in planning out your do list. Not only that, but if you keep reading this article you may find quite a lot of useful tips we have learned through our years of experience from relocating here and there and we are happy to share that with you all. Some of the important things you need to keep in mind before making that move include:
- Plan and plan:
The first thing is to make up your mind, prepare yourself mentally regarding the big move you are about to make. Start making lists and timelines so everything rolls out smoothly and you don’t forget anything last minute.
- Determine your moving budget:
Figure out how much you can afford to make this long distance move. This will help you understand your options much better like if you should hire professional help or whether you should do the task yourself.
- Make a list of what and what not to take:
Understand that you cannot take along everything which is not possible and is also unnecessary. For this make a list, sort all the things you have in your house wisely by determining what things are most important and vital to take along, which things are not important at all and should be disposed and which things you can buy again economically on your new location so you can sell the ones you have here.
- Hire help for long distance move:
Every item we have at our house is definitely precious to us, so one thing is for sure that you don’t just need any mover, you need unquestionably the best moving company out there, if you cannot manage the move on your own. Keeping in mind your budget, search for the best possible option available.
- Get your packing supplies ready:
Have all your things sorted out? Great, now you need to source all those boxes and packing materials for safely packing away your stuff if you are planning to move on your own without professional help. Make sure that you use the best packing materials and secure your items and luggage in such a way that nothing breaks during the long journey.
- Secure your valuables:
It is recommended that you pack away all your valuables including your jewelry and documents in a separate bag that you take along with you yourself.
We were saving the most important tip the end like they say the best is yet to come. Anyways here is our final tip:
- Use your own CAR:
If the distance is manageable through a long drive, then use your own car! This is the most budget friendly decision you can make. Not only you can transport your car to the new location, this can also greatly impact your moving cost. As we know the price of shipment is determined by its weight, so the less you put in your moving truck and more in your own car the lesser the cost.
But do consider the following precautions before taking your car for this long drive:
- Tune up your car before hitting the road, have an oil change, check your car’s batteries, coolant, power steering, brake fluids and have overall inspection done to ensure everything is perfect.
- Ensure you have your tool kit in your car especially a spare tire and a car jack. There are high risks of having a flat tire during a long ride. Having these tools along you can easily lift your car using the car floor jack and replace it the spare tire.
- Fill up your gas tanks
- Consider using an overhead carrier for extra space.
- Have your car cleaned up both from the inside and have the exterior of your car washed before heading for this journey.
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