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Studies show that an average American will move at least 3 times in their lifetime. This makes the moving process a normal part of life. And as such, it’s important for you to know the basics of how to start the moving process. After all, your next move is probably just around the corner.
If you’re already scheduled to move anytime soon, you should read up so you can start your planning process TODAY.
Steps to Starting Your Move:
You’re Moving to Where?
The first step to starting a move is to determine your destination. Where you’ll be moving will affect every single aspect of your move. If you’re still on the lookout for a new place, consider all aspects to the new area and not just the house itself. Look at the demographic around it, the lifestyle of the neighbourhood, the crime rate, the economy, the weather, and even the places of interest.Also, knowing where you’ll be moving will determine the logistics of your move as well as the schedule.
Some people are blessed with having a lot of preparation time prior to their move. For these people, they can do everything systematically and methodically, step-by-step according a planned timeline. Most people are pressed when it comes to time but they too need a strict timeline. Just a more disciplined and rushed version.
Speaking of when, as much as possible, try to avoid the summer months for your move since this is the peak season for moving and it is when the prices are at their highest.
Think about your budget
If you plan on hiring full service movers, you have to set aside a significant budget for it ($1000-$3000 depending on your possessions and destination). If you plan on organizing a self-move, you also have to draft out your budget which will include truck rental, gas money, toll fees, etc.
Examine your possessions
This is a very important part of the early stages of planning. By examining your possessions, you can figure out which items need to be transported, which ones to donate, which ones to sell, and which ones to throw away. It’s important for you to make a detailed list of your things, especially those which you will need to bring to your new house.
Find moving companies
Alpha Van Lines can help you with this aspect since we are the one-stop shop for all of your moving needs. You need to get quotations from more than one company so that you can…
Compare their Quotes
Don’t say yes to the first company that calls you. Sales people can be very convincing in order to make a sale, but you must stand your ground. Do research about that company first and wait for other calls. That way, you can compare their prices and other packages.
Start packing as early as possible. Start off with items that you rarely or no longer use and work your way towards moving day. If you will hire full service movers, they can help you with this as well.
So there you have it, the steps you need to do in order to start the moving process. We wish you lots of luck on your move!