Are you about to move to a new location? This could be a very stressing period for you. Moving houses is not an easy task. One ends up breaking things here and there. In addition, it may take you awhile to get used to the new location and the new people you will be living with. With this said, however, moving doesn’t have to be an ordeal. If you plan on it and do an address change to the new location, most of the things will fall into place with ease.
Here are 5 steps that you can follow to make moving an easy experience to you:
Change your address
This is one of the things you need to do before you move to your new location. However, you need to know that you can either make a temporary change of address or a permanent change of address. If you are going to stay in your new location for a long time, all you need to do is apply for a permanent change of address.
Whether you want to change your home address or your office address, it is now easy to do it. You only need to visit the website of the USPS and follow the steps to fill, in the requisite forms.
Prepare your move
It is important that you prepare well in advance so that your new location can be easy for your habitation. Depending on how far you will be moving from your current location, it is important that you don’t carry all the stuff you have in the house. Assess the space you have in your new house. If it is small, you could decide to sell some of your stuff on Craigslist and other online selling sites. You can also donate some of the stuff. Consume most of the foods in your fridge, in the week leading to your move. This makes it easy and stress-free to move when the time comes.
Pack your stuff for your move
You can pack your stuff well in advance. There are a number of items that you may not require in the weeks leading to your move. Pack all these items in boxes that are well labeled. You will need many cardboard boxes for the packing needs. Write where the boxes are to be stacked, whether on top or under other boxes. Have one box packed with all your essential items the night before you move or the morning of your move. These could be items such toiletries, towels, overnight essentials and so on. This makes it easy for you to settle down conveniently when you reach your new location.
Set up utilities
The first thing you did was to change your address. Well, it is now time to set up utilities in your new home. Before you move to the new home, call ahead and let heating and electricity issues be sorted out. You also need to set up other utilities such as telephone, internet, and TV services. These can easily be set up when you make a call and have the technicians and the utility companies coordinate the exercise.
The day of the move
When the day of the move comes, you can drive a removals van on your own or you can as well hire a moving company to do the work for you. Do some research and determine which is the most convenient and cost-effective means of moving. Choose where to put the labeled boxes and have these offloaded and items placed in the right rooms.