How to Prepare for a Stress Free Move

I’ve posted in the past about some ways to make moving less stressful. Today, I have some more tips that might be helpful, if you’re planning a move in the future.

Give your Notice

If you’re living in a rental, the first thing you need to do is give notice to your landlord. How long you need to give will depend on the specifics of your lease. Sometimes it’s just a month, but other times it can be longer. If you’ve been in your current home for less than a year, you could be in breach of your contract if you leave, so be sure to check your lease requirements. Make sure that you know your moving date, too, before you give notice.

Hire a Moving Company

Another thing you need to do is hire a solid moving company. I’ve recommended this before, and it bears repeating! When you book your moving company, you might have to give an estimate of the number of items you intend to move. Donating what you don’t need can lessen the number of vans you need to hire. And, importantly, make sure that the company you are going through has insurance. If they don’t, you may have to pay for any breakage or losses that might happen. If you need a good moving company, Allied Van Lines is a great choice. 

Kids and Pets

It’s also important to give some thought to your kids and your pets. If you are moving furry family members, you need to decide where they’ll go during the move. If you have kids, you need to check to see what schools you need to apply to. This is especially the case if you are moving a long distance. Younger kids may be better off staying with a family member on moving day, so make sure that you give some serious thought to that before you make your plans.

Update Details

There are a lot of places where you will probably need to update your details. Think about who you should be notifying of your new address, and if you are moving to a whole new area, make sure that you think about choosing new medical providers. 

Get Your Car Serviced

If you are going to be driving quite a distance on moving day, make sure that you get your car serviced. This is probably going to be the last thing on your mind when you’re moving house, but it could save you from experiencing a disaster on the big day.

I hope these ideas help you experience a more stress-free move!

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