What You Need to Know About Moving

What You Need to Know About Moving

   Moving can be a stressful process. Therefore, it is crucial that you spend time putting together a game plan that will help your move go smoothly. This blog will guide you through making your perfect moving checklist so you feel confident during this process. If you're thinking about moving to the Georgia area, it's also key that you do thorough research on the area, city, schools, businesses, and amenities amongst other things that will be available to you in that location.

   First, set up your priorities. Start creating a budget for your move. This will help you know if you want to hire a moving company or if you want to do a move yourself. Talk with your family or the people around you if you need advice on the best option for you. Start making a list of what you will need for your move and what supplies you will need to buy. 

   Budget Estimates

   According to Forbes, “The cost of moves within the city or the suburbs within 100 miles for American consumers averaged $1,400 per move, ranging from $800 to $2,500 and included a two-person moving crew. Long-distance moving costs range from $600 to over $10,000. Prices vary widely between the best long-distance moving companies and the services provided, in addition to the size of your move.” They also estimate that hiring a moving crew costs between $25 and $50 per mover per hour. Or, an average of between $200 and $400 for local moving labor, not including additional expenses such as fuel and distance charges, moving supplies and add-on services. PODS containers can also be a great option.

   Next, declutter your space. Forbes states, “moving is the perfect time to declutter. Sort through all your things and donate or throw away anything you no longer need.” This process can take time but it will save you time and money when you are moving. The less you have to transport the cheaper it will be. This also allows you to go into your next house with a clean start feeling refreshed and organized.

   Get your records in order. According to HGTV, you should contact your insurance agent, the IRS, schools, doctors and dentists, organizations, and your local post office to send all new updated information. This is an important part of moving. This will save you stress and time once you move if you take this step before the move-in day. If you're moving across States, you may also need to begin looking into transferring your vehicle and license information.

   Organize your boxes and moving containers. Forbes recommends color coding your boxes with colored stickers for each room. This will help you keep track of items depending on where they go in your home. If you don't have color coded stickers, you can also label boxes with the room and items it contains. Staying organized will minimize stress and the probability of losing items in the process. Taking this step requires more time and intentionality, however it will lead to a smoother transition.

   We hope that this blog has helped you gain some insight into what to put on your moving checklist. It is important to take time to write down what you need and what the process will look like. Planning is key when moving, and it will be beneficial to stay on top of this process. 







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