Deciding to move after your divorce isn’t always an easy choice to make. However, if you are moving, then it’s important to prepare for moving day properly. Getting yourself prepared will help your move go off much more smoothly than it would otherwise…
Moving Day: Get Yourself Ready
Declutter while packing
In general, it’s a good idea to do some decluttering before your moving day. A common issue people run into is that they’ll pack and move everything they have, only to realize they have a bunch of stuff they don’t really need. This causes their overall moving cost to be way more expensive than it should have been.
Therefore, it’s useful to do some decluttering while you’re packing for the move. As you go through your belongings, this is a perfect time to ask “do I really need this?” That way, you only bring along what you really need. Plus, you might be able to make a little bit of extra cash selling off those extra items!
Choose movers carefully
When moving day arrives, you’re probably going to need some extra help with getting your things to your new place. Still, you don’t want your stuff to get damaged. That’s why you should pick your extra help carefully. Most people will either choose a professional mover company, or ask their friends.
If you want to use a moving company, be sure to check for reviews. One place might be cheaper than the others, but it could have terrible reviews with tons of complaints. As for using friends, make sure to ask them ahead of time, and not right before the move. It also helps to offer them something like paid lunch for helping out!
Proper packing makes moving day go a whole lot easier than it would otherwise. When packing on your own, it helps to do it with some structure. Go into each room one a time and pack up what you need. That way, you won’t have a bunch of boxes filled with random things from all across the home.
If you hate packing, or just don’t have the time, then many moving companies offer to do so for you. Of course, this tends to come with some extra fees. However, these companies do tend to use stronger boxes, which can ensure your stuff stays better protected.