How To Make Your School Year Move Worry Free
Moving during the school year can be extremely stressful no matter how many kids you have in school. There are all different kinds of tricky aspects involved in the process of moving, not to mention the added stress of making sure your family will find their niche wherever you end up being.
Between dealing with furniture, deciding who get's what room, figuring out your new bill schedules, finding a new grocery store and other day to day worries, your hands are sure to be full. Here are some ways you can relieve some of those stressors and enjoy the process a little more!
Dealing With Furniture
This is the trickiest part of most peoples' moves. Furniture ranges from small and easy to lift to gigantic and needs to be put on a trolley. Everybody's furniture can vary. The first step to handling the furniture portion of your move is to make a checklist of what furniture you will be moving and what furniture you will be leaving. Think about your new home and it's aesthetic. If your old home had more of a cottage look and your new home is going to be mid-century modern then you probably will need to find some new furniture once you have moved all of the pieces you intend to keep. Now, you won't just be leaving the old furniture. There are plenty of things you can do with your furniture, but you don't need to be the one to do it. That is why you should utilize a company that can get rid of furniture for you. This will make your life so much easier. Not having to take a hundred trips in your family's car to the local donation store is a true blessing!
Utilize a Moving Company
Once you have decided what pieces to keep and what pieces to give away you will be left with whatever you intend to take to your new home. Moving furniture can be tricky so as soon as you know you will be moving you should find and schedule a company that can do the heavy lifting for you. Movers can deal with your furniture, electronics, any appliances you will be taking and the multitude of personal boxes and bins. Paying a trusted company to handle the majority of your belongings will make your move so much more worry free.
Figure Out Utilities Ahead of Time
When you and your family find your new home and make the decision to move you should call all of your current utility companies and let them know your move out date. That way, you will be sure that your family won't be charged for utilities at your old home once you are in your new home. After calling and pre-cancelling utilities for right after your move out date, you should do your research for your new home's utilities. That way, you can have them set up and ready to go as soon as you move in. Arriving at your new home after a full day of moving and having hot water to shower in will be something you will thank your past self for.
Make Sure You Carry Your Essentials
In the craziness of your move it can be difficult to make sure you have what you need for the first night in your new home. The night before you move you can make yourself and your family members an "essentials pack." In each person's pack should be items like a towel, a change of clothes, some snacks and any other valuables or necessities that they cannot go without for a day or two. You should also make sure that any special or extremely delicate items are in your direct care. If you have any family heirlooms like jewelry pieces or old paper clippings, they should go in your car with you. That way you will know exactly where those precious items are at all times.
In the midst of the craziness of moving, you want to make sure you are prepared. Following some of these tips can help make your move as worry free as possible!