5 Things To Remember As You Get Ready To Move
As you get ready to move from your apartment to a home, or from your home to a newer home, there may be many things running through your mind as you try to get organized and ready for the big move. There is one thing you should keep in mind before you begin pulling your hair out in frustration – moving can be enjoyable if you organize the situation and remove most of the stress from the activity. Here are five things to remember that can help you get ready for your big move.
The first thing you need to do is a thorough cleaning of each room in your home. Pretend it is spring and you are sorting through what to keep and give away. Organize the rooms as you clean and move items into closets and onto shelves where they belong. Declutter unused items and send boxes of clothing you haven’t opened in years to a donation shop.
Purchase packing boxes St Louis as soon as you begin preparing for moving. Take time to pack books, toys, seasonal clothing, and decorations into containers as soon as possible to remove most of the clutter around your home. The fewer items you see, the less stress you will feel about what has to still be done.
At least a month before your moving date, contact all the utility companies and notify them of your move. This will give them the time to set up your account and activate your power, water, trash, and sewer. Don’t forget the internet, newspapers, magazines you may have delivered to your home.
Address changes for credit cards, delivery services, and insurance agencies are sometimes overlooked in the whirlwind of moving. You may also forget to notify your employer, the SSA, or your bank. Don’t forget to send out notes to friends and family, as well.
As soon as you know the date you are moving, send out ‘save the date’ notices or a mass email to your friends to make sure they are available to help you shift your belongings from one home to another. Don’t forget to have drinks and snacks available to thank everyone for their help.
You can take most of the stress out of moving by being organized and prepared. Don’t let the moving process get you down – celebrate the beginning of a new adventure.