Beat the Moving Day Blues
Moving can be one of the most stressful times in your life. SO many things to organize and pack, utilities to shut off, mail to be forwarded, where’s Carl? and on and on. Anyone who’s gone through a move before knows there is a lot more that goes into it than there used to be when we were young.
To help make your next move easier we’ve put together a few good ideas to keep things going smoothly:
Give Yourself TIME
This is the biggest one. Moving day will be here sooner than you expect! It seems like there is never enough time to get it all done – so be sure to start early! If you start off from a rush you will only end up making things more difficult on yourself along the way. Start early, do little things each day even if the exact move date isn’t yet set in stone.
Keep Your Receipts
Keep receipts religiously – for moving boxes, packing services, anything that goes into your move, because these things may be tax deductible. Keep in mind, the IRS lets you take this deduction only if you are moving because of a job. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a new job, the same job or your first job. Find out more here…
Look for Ways to Save
This can be anything from packing your boxes yourself rather than paying the movers to do it, or cleaning up your old house rather than hiring a service before you leave. There is no need to pay for packing supplies if you are doing it yourself – try hitting up your local appliance, grocery, or department stores to find free boxes!
Make a Checklist
For the super-organized: make a checklist inventory of your packed items. This will help you know exactly what you’ve got to move, and where it needs to go. If you’ve got a lot of stuff a itemized list of your things will make it much easier to move; if you are using a moving service this may be essential if items do get lost.
Talk to Your REALTOR®
Believe it or not talking with a qualified real estate professional can be a great way to find out what you need to know about getting ready for a move. They’ll generally know something about the area you are moving to, and be able to offer help in finding local resources to help make your transition easier.
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