You are about to move into a different place, maybe going off to college or moving into your dream house either way you need to plan for some bumps in the road that you might not be prepared for.
Decide now if you are going to need a truck or hire movers to take your items from one place to another. Judge the size of their truck; will it take more than three tips to get all your things from the old place to the new place? Will it be a lot of gas if each trip is a 1 or 2 hour drive? You maybe be thinking it will save you money if you plan on borrowing your friends truck instead of renting a moving truck but it will also take a lot longer to get your stuff moved in if you have to go back and forth between the two homes.
Decide how you plan to pack. Everyone has things they don’t want. And many times those things can be donated. If you plan for a one day move, also ask that you have a thrift store pick up all the items you wont be needed anymore. If not then consider dropping off those items you don’t want to places that can use them most such as homeless shelters. Even when you’re stressed out while planning a move you can still help those around you.
Have a clip board and check list with you as you pack your things. Make sure you mark where things should go and how many of each thing there is. You don’t want to be surprised when you discover you placed your beauty supplies in the very back of the truck and it will take another three hours to get them out. Keep the things you need often close to you and close to the front of the truck.
Do you have kids? If you do, it will be twice as stressful for them during a day or weekend of moving. Have them do something more fun instead. Plan for them to spend time with a relative or even their best friend. This is a great excuse for a sleep over at the distant neighbors house.
Do you have someone to help you unpack? This might be a tough one to answer. It might take you a day or two to move all your items from one home to another but it can take weeks to unpack all your stuff. If you have the money it might be a great idea to hire a few people to help you unpack or to hire people to move the items inside so that you can unpack yourself.
When it comes to planning for a move its not a task that can be done in a few hours. You need to start planning as soon as you start looking for a place to move to.