Every year, millions of people find themselves doing something that absolutely nobody enjoys. That’s right, I am referring to the awful process known as moving. There are a lot of reasons out there that would explain why someone is needing to move, but it happens much more often than you may think. If you have ever had to move at some point in your life (which you eventually will), then you know just how stressful it is to pack up your entire life into boxes, a couple moving vans, and your own vehicles and move out to somewhere else that you have never been before.
Well, I for one have had to move many times in my life, especially while being at college. Granted, moving into college is a lot different than moving into a new home or apartment, but some of the more central components of moving remain the same. In fact, I feel experienced enough in moving to offer some advice your way if it means I can make your life any easier during such a stressful time. So, that being said, I decided to go ahead and write this article that can relay a few moving tips and tricks that you can hopefully take advantage of at this point in your life. So without further ado, here is my advice for when you are moving (especially if you find yourself moving right now).
My first tip to you is that you invest in some good packing supplies. There is nothing worse than going through the whole ordeal of packing up your entire house, including fragile things like dishes, appliances, and decorations, only to find that these items were not properly protected during the moving process and actually became damaged. What a nightmare! At this point, you have enough in your life to worry about with everything going on, and hearing news about your favorite piece of china being damaged on the moving truck could be the last thing you need to hear. You don’t want to spend the first few months in your new location in a mental hospital do you? That is why I am heavily suggesting for you to get some good packing supplies if at all possible. Bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing peanuts, air pillows, and any other type of packaging could mean the difference between your favorite Christmas tree ornaments surviving the move or not.
Another piece of advice I have for you is to stick to some sort of moving budget. I know that budgeting is not necessarily everyone’s favorite task – in fact, I am well aware of how much some people hate budgeting. However, I speak from personal experience when I say that budgeting your money can actually be a lot more freeing and gratifying than before you did. So if you are currently moving or planning to move in the near future, I highly suggest that you come up with a detailed moving budget. This way, you can even set aside some money in the case of unforeseen circumstances that arise from moving. And if you think that you won’t be victim to random and unforeseen circumstances that will cost you money, then you are truly being a naive person. I hope that this article was extremely helpful for you!