The Essential Guide to Moving Your Home in Just 5 Steps

hat moving is one of the most stressful things you can do and most people feel so overwhelmed they don’t know even where to start. Use this guide to make your move go a little smoother and a little easier. You’ll find once you’ve done some organizing and planning that you’ll have time to enjoy the upcoming changes.

Decide Where to Live

When looking for the best place to live, whether you’re retiring, going to school or looking for a fresh start, it’s a good idea to consider everything that makes up your home and community, and that goes into creating that ideal place—just for you and your family.

Tell Your Family You’re Moving

As we all know, moving is one of the most stressful tasks you can ever undertake; however, as much as it’s difficult for adults, it’s even harder for the younger members of the family. Telling them that they need to say goodbye to their friends and school and all things familiar is hard. Find out how to break the news and make the move a positive decision for the whole family.

Decide to Hire a Mover or Move Yourself

This is a question that plagues all people on the move. And like most decisions, the answer is different for everyone depending on numerous factors such as time, money, difficulty and complexity of the move. If you’re moving across town, a self-move may make more sense than if you’re moving across the country. Still, to ensure you’re making the best decision, it’s a good idea to weigh all options.

Set up a Moving Budget

After you’ve decided how you’re going to move your things, either hiring a company or by moving it yourself, the next step is to set up a moving budget. It’s an important step to keep you on track financially and to know how much your move will end up costing you. It’s amazing how small items such as a new shower curtain, sheets or restocking your shelves all add up.

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Hire the Best Moving Company

If you’ve decided to hire a moving company, make sure you ask these questions while you have them on the phone. This is your chance to interview the company to see if they are going to meet your needs.