“The next time I move, I swear it’ll be to the graveyard!”
That’s what my father growled after his most recent move – there have been many – but this he hopes is his last one.
A lot of us feel that way. Moving is hard. Physically as well as emotionally.
It’s very much easier, though, if you’re clued up on the process and have made a simple series of wise preparations. Not exactly a breeze, but easier. Like this:
Now get moving supplies: boxes, bubble wrap, newspaper (think of wrapping your china and kitchenware), packing tape and such.
Notify your kids’ schools about your move, and get all the copies of their records that you’ll need in your new school district. Also, if you’re moving out of state, be sure to get all your medical records from all your doctors.
Now’s the time to contact your selected moving company.
Start packing the things you won’t need in your new home right away. Make plans to use up the food items you still have in your kitchen and pantry.
Finalize plans to get your pets to your new home.
On the USPS website, notify them of your address change. Call your insurance agent and advise her to transfer your policy, on moving day, to your new home.
Get everything prepared for moving day: Know where the moving truck will park … get loading help if you need it … make plans to keep your children and pets safely out of the way … pack a suitcase with the essentials you’ll need right away at your new home (keep this with you; not in the moving van).