No matter if you are moving a few blocks away or across town, moving is an absolutely stressful chore. However, when you toss in factors like a lot of extra mileage and a new location that is located out of your current hometown, things can get even more stressful. All the stress of moving out of town can lead you to forget some pretty important things, which in turn can make the process a major struggle when it really doesn't have to be so difficult. Here is a look at some of the most common things you should work to remember if you are moving out of town.
Don't forget to have your utilities turned on before you arrive.
It sounds logical, but in all of the commotion, getting your utilities turned on at the new place may be the last thing on your mind, or you may even assume you can just do this the day you get there. However, depending on where you are going, you could be facing a few days of waiting before you get things turned on like your water, gas, or electricity. So make sure you make arrangements to have utilities connected at the new place at least a few days in advance.
Make sure you check out the parking situation in the area.
It is a good idea to get to know the parking availability in the location where you are moving to. The last thing you want to do is show up at your new house with a moving truck and there be nowhere for it to be parked so you can unload your belongings. Likewise, it is best to find out if there are parking restrictions in the area that would require you to obtain a permit for parking a large vehicle on the property.
Don't pack up the essentials you will need before you get where you're going.
Personal care items, jackets, pet care supplies, certain articles of clothing—all of these are examples of things you don't want to be left without while you are waiting to get into your new home and get settled in. Create a box for every member of the house, including your pets, to place their necessities. You can even pack a suitcase for each of you. Instead of placing these packages or suitcases on the moving truck, tuck them away in the trunk of your own vehicle.
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27 September 2016
When my husband announced that we would be moving again for his job, I couldn't help but burst into tears. We had already moved three times in the past year and a half, and it was getting hard to make new friends. I was tired and angry, until he explained that he would be in charge of this next move and do a lot of the hard work. He also explained what benefits the move would come along with, which helped to calm me down. This blog is all about how I was able to stay calm during my many moves and the tips that have helped me along the way.