Moving in to a new home is always a challenging time for someone’s life. However, it need not be if you just put a touch of organization and planning in this experience. You may also want to get an extra hand to lessen the stress, but you will do just fine if you take these simple things into consideration as you move into a different crib.
Tip#1: De-clutter and let go of some stuff.
Moving in signifies a new beginning so as much as possible, try to let go of some of the baggage and unnecessary things in your life. You can even earn from your old stuff by selling it at craiglist.com or freecycle.com if you do not want to give them away. As you pack your things, make sure that you pack a room one at a time. Do not try to put everything all at once or you will just tire yourself out instantly. Make sure that everything is labelled right so that you will not have a hard time unpacking them once you move in. Label them on all four sides; that way, you will not have difficulty knowing what is inside the boxes even when they are stacked up. Take not that your boxes should not be weighing more than 50 pounds and that your breakables are tightly wrapped up in clothing instead of just newspapers.
Tip#2: Scout and keep all the pertinent information in hand.
If you want to make your transition easier, find time to visit and roam your new neighborhood in advance. Maybe you can even have someone near the vicinity to help you as you unpack. Aside from spotting good people in the area, you should also figure out where the nearest restaurants, hospital, malls, gyms and other important local service providers are.
Tip#3: Update your mailing address.
Doing so may seem obvious, but if you neglect to do this immediately, you might find yourself missing some of the bills that you have to pay. Make sure that your loved ones are well-informed of your new whereabouts or else they might drop by at your old place and be surprised that there is a new tenant residing there.
There is nothing better than enjoying the feeling of your new home upon arrival. Such can only be accomplished if you get the major legworks done ahead of time. The key is to discipline yourself to take care of most of the details as early as possible so you will not stress yourself out in the day of move.