Planning a Successful Move to a New Home

There are many considerations in order to plan a successful move to a new home or apartment.  Indeed, it’s often said that moving is one of those critical life events that produces tremendous stress.  There are also jokes like house moves ruining marriages and relationships that are, likely, build on at least some truth.

It’s a lot of effort to move and it’s all not just the physical moving process.  The preparation involved in a move can add a huge amount of effort to the whole process.  There’s the work of boxing up all of the belongings that are making the move with you and making sure that they are packed well and won’t get damaged during the process.  You also have to make a lot of decisions, too, if things should go or do you take the opportunity to sell or otherwise get rid of items.

Related to the emotion of keeping or getting rid of items is the change itself that is taking place from moving.  It could be that you are really happy because the new place, location, or life circumstance is going to be much better and highly desired.  Even so, there are emotions and nostalgia related to such significant life events.  There’s also the fact of just sitting there in your living room and having so many open and closed boxes and not knowing what to do next and being daunted by all of the effort.

The move itself is a lot of work and one has to be careful not to hurt themselves.  Hurting one’s back from lifting too much, carrying something wrong, or dropping something are always risks.  And, if a longer distance move is involved, then you may need to figure everything out in advance because there won’t be a feasible opportunity to go back for missing items or if you misjudged how much moving capacity you have and how much you can take.

Then, of course, comes the unpacking and arranging of everything at the new destination.  If it’s a larger place, then it’ll be easier to put everything in its new place.  If it’s smaller, then it’ll be more challenging to find room and arrange everything.  It’s not uncommon to have boxes left over from a move that have gone not unpacked for months, years, and in some cases, never unpacked!

Sometimes, depending on your belongings, special care and planning needs to be given to certain items.  For example, if you have a house safe and valuables, then a special moving company that specializes in moving a heavy security safe may be necessary to do it appropriately.  If you have additional vehicles that you won’t be driving to the new location and especially if the new destination is hundreds or thousands of miles away, then a special vehicle transport company needs to be contracted.  Finally, so many families have pets and special considerations are needed for those little guys, too.  Typically, just like with all of the family members driving or flying to the new destination together, the pets would make the same journey.  Of course, you’ll need some special items to make that trip safe and comfortable, such as a dog crate.  We hope your move goes off without a hitch and without undue stress and congratulations on your new home or apartment!