When you’re preparing to move out of your old place and into a brand new one, it may not be as simple as 1-2-3. But don’t let that overwhelm you!
You're in the right place if you’re looking for how to best prepare for your next move. Moving may seem like a lot at the moment, but once you've written your plan all out you’ll be able to sit back and relax in-between all the tasks.
To help make your life easier, we found the ultimate preparation guide when it comes to moving out! This way you can write down all the things you need to begin and hit the ground running.
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Buy a binder and create a moving folder
First thing’s first, you’ll want to buy a binder/notebook or create a “moving” file on your computer. This way, you’ll have somewhere to keep your moving checklist, organize your timeline, and store all of your moving paperwork. Establish a folder for moving documents, contracts, and receipts (you’ll want to keep track of all of these), gather important personal documents (e.g. passport, social security card) and any financial documents relating to your new home (think mortgage/loan agreement/lease).
Take inventory of your belongings and estimate how much your move will cost. This is an important step, so be sure that you account for everything you own. You can use this inventory list when you hire a moving company and when shopping for insurance.
Know your moving budget
Before we go any further, decide on a moving budget. Be sure to include all of your moving costs and how much money you’ll need post-move for furniture, repairs, etc. Remember to keep proof of all moving expenses and store them safely in your handy moving folder.
Schedule ‘your’ time
Knowing how to prepare for a move also means preparing for upheaval. Even after you’ve found your best time to move and planned your commute, life still happens. Prepare for things to get a little messy and set aside time each week just for you. Grab that face mask, take a bath, exercise, do whatever you have to, and take care of yourself.
Moving Decisions to Make
One of the decisions you need to make is whether or not you'll hire moving professionals to help you get all of your possessions from your old place to your new one. If you live in the Chico or Redding California area then check out a few of the top-rated moving companies! This list will help you decide if a professional moving company is right for you or if you should call your friends and ask for help! Pro tip: if you call your friends, make sure you have the ultimate moving meal of pizza and drinks on hand!
Notifying everyone under the sun that you've changed your address is another important task you'll need to take care of. Because it can be hard remembering everywhere you need to notify, we made a change of address checklist for you!
For even more tips on all things moving, check out our free download of 16 Mind Blowing Tips to help you move out successfully and with everything intact!