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7 Things To Consider Before Moving
Moving to a new place often signals a new phase in your life. Your move could be
motivated by a new job, a new relationship, or even the addition of a new family
member. Whatever the case may be, moving can be incredibly exciting but also a little
People often get anxious just thinking about the long list of things they need to do
before moving. But with a little planning and organization, moving and renting an
apartment can be relatively stress-free. Here are seven things you should consider
before moving to a new place.
1. Timing Is Everything.
Timing your move is one of the most important things to consider when moving,
particularly in cities that actually have four distinct seasons. It comes as no surprise that
summer is the busiest time of the year for moving. Warm weather is a huge contributing
factor for the popularity of the summer move, along with families with kids preferring to
move when school is out. However, be warned: greater demand can often create higher
prices. Apartments/condos/houses for rent is typically more expensive in the summer
months so you might want to consider moving in the fall or spring.
2. Purge, Purge, Purge!
Whether you’re a serial hoarder or just happen to have a lot of stuff, the end result is
one and the same. Look, we all have stuff that we can’t bring ourselves to get rid of.
That broken dresser your grandfather gave you more than a decade ago, all the clothes
you insist on holding onto just in case one day they’ll come back in style. Moving is the
perfect time for a purge and getting rid of anything you don’t absolutely love or need.
Holding onto any useless items will only make your move more difficult and expensive
(if you’re hiring a mover). Before you move, sell anything you don’t need or donate it.
3. Start Packing… Like Now.
Procrastination can be the downfall of any major move. If you don’t get started on
packing at least a week before your move date, you are guaranteed to set yourself up
for more stress and chaos than any individual can handle. Save yourself from having to
endure a last-minute rush by getting started early on packing. Get a hold of a bunch of
boxes and pack away any items that you don’t think you’ll need to use over the next
week. Make sure you clearly label each box so you know exactly what room to unload
them in once you get to your new place.
4. DIY vs. Hiring Movers
Sure, hiring professional movers can be costly, but sometimes it’s a service that is worth
shelling out a few bucks for. The amount of time and work it takes to move a house or
apartment’s worth of furniture and other household items — particularly with the added
stress of getting it done while there’s still sunlight — offers a convincing argument for
hiring movers. If you do plan on hiring a moving company, make sure you do your due
diligence and find one that has received a lot of positive feedback. Get estimates as
soon as you can and schedule a move as soon as possible because everyone is
typically clamoring for the same dates at the beginning and end of each month.
5. Food For Thought.
One of the biggest rookie mistakes of moving is not planning your food purchases and
consumption ahead of time. Purchasing any perishables a few days away from your
moving date will likely mean that you’re simply throwing away your money. Even if
you’re only moving a short distance, you have a short window of time to empty the
contents of your fridge, pack them into boxes, transport them to your new home, and
then put everything away in the new fridge before it all spoils. It’s a whole lot more
efficient if you eat what you can in the weeks leading up to the move and replace
everything else that might spoil.
6. Forward Your Mail To Your New Address.
With electronic bills increasingly becoming the norm, people are receiving less
important mail (i.e. bills, government-issued notices) than a few years ago. Having said
that, having the Post Office forward your mail is a relatively affordable way to ensure
that you don’t miss out on any important mail after you move. Make online
arrangements or visit the post office in person with to have your mail redirected to your
new place a couple of weeks in advance.
7. Make New Arrangements For Internet, Cable, and Phone.
Most telecom companies offer a fast and easy online service to making the necessary
arrangements for redirecting your Internet, cable, and phone services to your new
home. If you have any of these services, make sure you plan ahead–right after you sign
the apartment rental lease agreement so that your Internet, cable or phone service is
not interrupted for more than a couple days after you move in.
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