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Streamlining Your Move with a Pre-Move Checklist

Streamlining Your Move with a Pre-Move Checklist
Updated on
September 12, 2023

Streamlining Your Move with a Pre-Move Checklist

Moving can be incredibly stressful, but it doesn't have to be. With a little bit of preparation and planning, it's possible to streamline the entire moving process. Start by breaking down the move into manageable tasks and setting an overall timeline for when everything should be completed. Ready to create a stress-free plan for your move? Follow these tips from Pride Street Realty Group.

Figure Out Living Expenses

Before making any decisions about moving, it’s important to research the cost of living in your new city or town. This includes things like rent prices, grocery costs, utility bills, taxes, and more. Knowing how much money you need to live comfortably can help you plan ahead and make sure you can afford your new lifestyle.

Select a Community That Suits Your Needs

Once you know what kind of budget you’ll have for rent and other expenses, it’s time to find a neighborhood that fits your needs. Consider factors such as safety, convenience (like access to public transportation), amenities (like parks or restaurants), and more. Research different neighborhoods online or visit them in person if possible before making any decisions.

Check Online Listings to Locate a New Rental Property

Once you know where you want to live, it’s time to start looking for rental homes in that area. Research the average home prices, property taxes, and deposit fees until you find one that looks like it would be perfect for you. Don’t forget to read reviews from past tenants, too.

Hire Moving Pros

Moving all your belongings from one place to another can be stressful, so Landing suggests considering hiring professional movers who specialize in long-distance moves. They can provide packing materials and help transport everything safely and efficiently so that all your items arrive at their destination intact and on time. Be sure to get quotes from multiple companies before making any decisions, and keep in mind that failing to get the cost of the movers nailed down ahead of time may lead to a nasty surprise down the road. Many moving companies have a tier system set up for fees, including per-mile costs, so read the fine print before signing a contract.

Follow a Packing Schedule

Moving can be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to packing all your belongings in time. To make the process easier, create a timeline and start by sorting through items into categories like “keep” “donate/sell” or “throw-away.” As you begin packing boxes, use suitable materials such as bubble wrap or packing peanuts for delicate items like crockery and glassware. Labeling each box clearly with its contents will help immensely when it's time to unpack at the new home.

Host a Housewarming Party to Get More Acclimated

Don’t underestimate just how much a simple housewarming party can do to help you feel comfortable in your new home! This is a great way to meet people in your new neighborhood, as well. And if you’d like to send out invitations, there’s a free online tool that you can use for your event planning needs. Just browse through the free templates and customize them as needed.

Find a Great New Job with a Professional Resume

Moving to a new city can create some anxiety, especially as you search for a job, but having a resume that stands out from the crowd is an important first step. There are many free online resources available that offer pre-made resume templates to easily create an impressive, professional-looking resume quickly and simply. Robert Half points out that an eye-catching resume could be the key to getting your dream job in your new city.

Register Your Business

If you're planning on relocating your LLC business, it's essential to register with the new state. A formation service can take care of all the paperwork related to registering your LLC and filing articles of organization. Doing this correctly will help avoid any potential problems down the line that might arise from not following proper procedures.

Moving away from friends and family requires preparation, but it also offers many rewards along with new challenges. Take some time to do a little research on the costs you can expect, the average home and rental prices, and what types of jobs are available in the area. Create a schedule you can easily stick to so you’ll be fully prepared for every task.

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