Moving to your new home can be stressful. But with the right preparations, you can have a smooth and even an enjoyable experience.
Here are some tips for a seamless relocation.
- Create a checklist and timeline
Make a list of the things to do and the timeline for each one. Include information on who’s responsible and how much to budget for each task. Check off items as you complete them and make any adjustments to your timeline if needed.
- Get the services of a professional mover
If you have friends or relatives who can help you with the move, you might only need to hire a truck or a van to transport your belongings. If not, it’s best to work with professional movers who can help you with everything — from packing and loading to transporting and unpacking at your destination.
- Tie up loose ends
Inform utility companies about your move and make sure all the services you need are transferred to your new home. If you need to change providers, work on the application weeks before you relocate so you’ll have everything up and running as soon as you arrive. Inform USPS about your change of address so they can forward your mail to your new home.