Moving anywhere can be a pain in the neck, but moving long-distance is on its own level of tiring. However, the process doesn’t have to be as painful as you’re probably imagining it to be. If you plan things just right, even an international move can be a smooth and easy process.
This article will tackle just a few of our top tips to help you plan out your easiest move yet, no matter the distance.
Move Your Car Right
You might try to save a few bucks by driving your car down to your new home yourself. While this is a good option in some instances, further drives might be pushing the boundaries a little. What you think you might be saving on car shipping, you’ll pay for later in the wear and tear on your poor car. In some circumstances – like moving across the ocean – it’s simply not an option!
Look out for the best car shipping companies to offer you great service for a good price – don’t overspend but beware of “cheaping out” here.
Keep To A Schedule
We’re not all organization pros, but making an effort here will make all the difference in your move. Following a week-by-week moving schedule will help you stay on track and get everything organized on time, avoiding last-minute chaos and disasters.
Try to start planning everything in advance – start with a checklist of everything you need to do and then organize each of these tasks by how urgently they need to be done.
Try to simplify things a little. Keeping a minimalist home isn’t just for the aesthetic, but serves a highly practical purpose too. Use your packing as an excuse to declutter your home a little first.
Getting rid of unused and unwanted items will make packing, moving, and unpacking all much lighter and easier for everyone involved, plus you’ll get to start your life in your new home on a clean (or cleaner) slate. Living with less makes it easier to get and stay organized in your home.
Do Research Beforehand
Even if you’re planning on doing plenty of exploring once you’re moved in, you’ll still want to do some research before you move. Spend some time before moving to look online or talking to friends and family who know the area to figure out a few things you might need to know.
Important information like nearby schools is a priority, but you can also get familiar with clubs or cultural activities or even restaurants you’re eager to try.
Look For Areas To Save
Moving is expensive no matter what, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to minimize your costs. Keep an eye open for ways you can save money, such as by moving off-season, booking your movers early, or even deciding to pack and move.
Start off with a good moving budget. Make sure you know what you can afford to spend and then allocate those funds to the various moving costs you’ll have to handle.