Moving is a stressful time. With most things in life though, the more you plan in advance, the less stress you experience when the time comes to pack your belongings and move. About a month in advance, there are a handful of things that you can do to prepare for your move.
When it comes to hiring a mover, you don’t just want to go with anyone. You will want to research a few of the top rated companies and then begin to receive quotes. Once you have secured a mover, they should be able to guide you in planning for the move in terms of how many boxes you might need and where to store your items until they are ready to be picked up. Before you begin packing however, you will want to do a deep cleaning. Get rid of everything that you no longer need. You will also want to keep a thorough inventory of all of your belongings that you pack away.
Update Your Records
You will want to begin to transfer all of your personal records to your new address. Simply changing your address is not advised. Especially when it comes to personal items such as financials and insurance, you will want to make sure that your address is updated as soon as possible with each institution.
Plan to Move Your Family and Pets
For cross country moves this is especially important. Kids and pets can be easily stressed out by big moves. You will want to plan for this as much as possible. Carefully route your drive, and make sure to not overdue it with driving too long. Make sure your pets vaccines are up to date and begin searching for a new vet near your new home. This is in the event of an emergency. You may also need to arrange to have your cars professionally moved. There are plenty of services that will do this for you if you don’t have enough drivers.
Hopefully with a little forethought you can avoid any mishaps and unneeded stress. It may require a little additional work upfront but can save you heartache and money in the long run.
If you are interested in buying or selling a property in the Costa Mesa area, Contact Torelli Realty.