Moving is one of life’s greatest adventures and can end up being a huge stressor on your life. I’ve unfortunately moved more times than I care to remember, but one benefit of this is that I’ve become a bit of an expert at ways to make the moving process less stressful and more enjoyable. Here are 4 handy tips for moving to a new house, whether you’re moving across town or across the globe.
1. Hire Professionals
It can be tempting to try to do everything yourself, and if you’re on a super strict budget that might be the best option for you. However if there’s any room in your budget or your company is paying for your move, investing in professionals might be the best thing you do. They have experience with packing things properly and also can help take the heavy lifting out of moving (literally) so you can focus on the logistics and more practical side. You’ll be surprised by how many extra tasks and things pop up when you’re moving, so having professionals take care of that aspect helps you focus on what’s really important. If you’re based in LA, check out commercial movers Los Angeles.
2. Pack in Advance
If you’re not working with a professional packing service, I suggest starting to pack way in advance. This is an important step, not only so that you don’t leave everything to the last minute, but also so that you have a realistic idea of how much stuff you’re taking with you and what you might prefer to leave behind. If you are wanting to downsize your things, you have a few good options and starting earlier means you can make the most of them. You can sell things you’re not planning to take with you. You can also choose to donate things to charities such as women’s shelter’s or the salvation army. Packing in advance will help ensure you’re realistic about how much you have and what things you’re actually going to take with you.
3. Check Out the House
If you’re buying a new property, you’re going to want to do a thorough inspection before you put any money down. But even if you’re renting, it’s important to really take a look around the property and discuss with the landlord what will happen in case any repairs are needed. Unfortunately things break, especially if you’re planning to lease the property for a while. As such, I suggest being really clear with the owner from the get-go as to who is responsible for issues with the property. Whether you’re going to need to replace a mat in the property, or something more expensive it’s so important to be certain who’s pocket is going to pay for these expenses.
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