Moving is always exciting, whether you are moving into your very first apartment, becoming a first-time homeowner, moving in with a significant other, or just changing up your scenery and moving to a new place! Regardless of your situation, moving marks a brand-new chapter in your life and is a great way to feel like you are getting a new, fresh start. As exciting and as big of a step as moving is, it also comes with some stress and anxiety, especially as you get closer to your move-in date.
There are a lot of ways that you can stay organized ahead of moving to try and avoid any issues coming up, however, it is important to remember that issues, big or small, are bound to happen, so you must try your best to go with the flow!
While no moving day is perfect, there are some precautionary measures that you can take ahead of your move-in day to try and avoid issues arising as best as you can.
How to avoid these issues when it comes to moving:
When it comes to moving, there is a lot of paperwork that goes along with it, so it can be easy for people to make some mistakes along the way if they are moving too quickly and not doing a thorough job of ensuring all their paperwork is done.
Some of the most common issues when it comes to paperwork can include forgetting to transfer your utilities, which causes you to not have electricity, gas, or water on your move-in day. Or some may forget to update their address through the postal system, causing their mail to not get delivered. Another common mistake is forgetting to update your driver’s license and car registration with your new address, which can lead to fines.
A great way to avoid any of these issues arising is to make a check list of all the paperwork that must get done and keeping tabs on when each piece of paperwork is finished and what day it was completed so you can track it and stay organized.
Organization looks different for everyone, especially when it comes to moving. Everyone has their preference on how to move, so the process may vary depending on the person. Some of the most common issues that people face from an organization standpoint is not packing in an organized fashion or not starting the packing process early enough.
As soon as you know that you are going to be moving, you should start packing, even if it is just a little at a time, so you avoid feeling overwhelmed when the day arrives. You do not want to be packing on your actual move-out day, or even the night before, as this is when mistakes can happen, and it can be harder to stay organized. Try to get your packing done as early and efficiently as possible so you have everything set ahead of when you need to move out.
When it comes to packing the boxes, if you do not stay organized through this process, you are only hurting yourself! Packing neatly and labeling boxes is vital to ensuring that your unpacking will not be miserable. If you are able to label boxes properly, and you are hiring movers, then your movers can bring each box to their respective room, which is a huge help when it comes time to unpack everything. Plus, labeling boxes will allow you to know where everything is, especially since some specific items will have to be unpacked immediately.
Lastly, when it comes to moving, many people run into financial issues when it comes to hiring movers, and many people find themselves overspending. Hiring movers is a personal preference, but is extremely helpful, especially if you are moving a lot of things and a lot of heavy pieces of furniture.
Make sure that if you are hiring movers, it is within your budget and not something that is going to financially hurt you upon moving into your new home. Further, make sure that if you are going to hire movers you are doing it with enough time in advance, as if you book last minute, you may find yourself having to pay more.