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Dos and Don’ts to Make Your Cross-Country Move a Breeze by Cindy Aldridge

Moving a house full of furniture and a lifetime of memories is more than just packing a few boxes and renting a UHaul. It takes precision and practicality to ensure your plans don’t plummet. Here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind before moving mishaps hurt more than your pride.

Do clear clutter early and often

Even if you haven’t lived in your current home for that long, chances are that you’ve accumulated at least a few things that you don’t need. A good rule of thumb is that if it hasn’t been used in the last 12 months, it’s probably not worth keeping around. It’s never too early to clear clutter, and you should start the moment you know you’re going to move. Services such as LetGo and Poshmark not only help you clean up but put cash in your pocket. Whether you’re looking to sell your too-small sofa or thin that overly-enthusiastic athletic gear collection, you’ll have no problem finding a buyer. Keep in mind, however, that there are certain prohibited items that may be best left at the curb.

Don’t wait until the last minute to pack

One of the worst things you can do is wake up on moving day and realize your coffee table trinkets haven’t been properly treated for transport. Moving Planner  is an easy-to-use app that can help you keep track of and share your packing checklists. Developer Jimbl offers a number of additional free and cheap apps to help you plan everything from house cleaning to home buying.

Do involve the kids

Children are creatures of habit and tend to thrive in familiar environments. Expect some pushback, temper tantrums, and tears. The sooner you tell your children that a move is on the horizon, the more time they will have to come to terms with the situation. But don’t just talk to your children; involve them in the planning and give them responsibilities  relating to the relocation. For example, if you’re moving to Rochester, NY, let them scope out homes online with you to build excitement, and even consider letting them add a few to the list that you plan on visiting in person.

Don’t involve the dog

Like the kids, your dog will feel apprehensive as things begin to change. And since he doesn’t have an opposable thumb to properly hold the tape gun, it’s best that Fido sit this one out. On days when packing is at its peak, find someone who can take the dog for a walk to help him exert some of his nervous energy. If you’re moving in a rush, you may want to consider overnight accommodations for your canine companion or at least send him on a day trip while the moving truck is being loaded.

Do label each box

Since X-ray vision is a trait possessed only by cape-wearing Kryptonians, you’ll want to label your boxes so they can be placed in the appropriate room upon arrival. Olympia Moving and Storage offers these free printable moving box labels. Use one color label for each room and take extra care to mark boxes with fragile items.

Do plan an extra day for stops along the way

Driving takes time, and being confined in a small space gets old quickly. This is especially true if you’re traveling with young children, who are naturally curious about the sights and sounds along the highway.    MapQuest is a wonderful online platform that will help you plan your route to take advantage of attractions and entertainment on the long road from here to there.

Remember, procrastinating packrats who fail to plan are those that plan to fail. Take a little time to get things in order before the big day or you may find yourself an unwilling meme on the list of hilarious moving day disasters. And you don’t want that.

 

 

Quote of the Week: (April 9th, 2018)

“Whether you think you can or you can’t,
you’re right.” – Henry Ford

  Testimonial of the Week:

We had a wonderful experience working with Nikolina! She is very knowledgeable about the housing market and she couldn't have been more helpful during the process of purchasing a home. Nikolina truly excels in her work and I'm very happy I had the opportunity to work with her. Dec. 2016

Nikolina made home finding and buying a breeze, we never felt pressured or rushed to make a decision. Her knowledge of real-estate and loan finance is vast, she was able to break down inspection to negotiation to closing into easy to handle steps. We were able to sign documents and make arrangements with Nikolina online, with no hassle to meet during working hours. The entire process was simple, convenient and fun. I would recommend Nikolina to everyone looking for a new home. K.L.R. January, 2018

This is the second time that we worked with Nikolina on a house purchase. I would not hesitate to ask her to be our Realtor for the third time. Nikolina was very thorough and professional. She did a lot more for us than we ever expected from a Realtor. I really appreciated how she was on top of things and how she kept us informed every step of the way. Thank you Nikolina for all your wonderful work during our home buying process.  JB, September, 2017

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