How to Make Moving Easier and What To Expect
Moving is a stressful experience, but with the right mindset and some preparation, it can be quite enjoyable. We will discuss how to make moving easier and what to expect when you move with your wife and children. We’ll also cover topics such as hiring local movers, packing tips for kids, decorating a new place together as a family – all of these things will help make your next move go smoothly!
The first thing you should do is think about your budget. Moving can be very expensive, so you want to make sure that you have enough money saved up for the move and a little more just in case something unexpected happens. You also need to decide whether or not it’s worth hiring movers. Hiring professional movers will save time, but keep in mind that they usually cost around $100 per hour with four hours being the minimum charge (for one truck), which means that if they take less then three hours total it’ll actually end up costing you more than doing everything yourself!
Before packing anything at all, make a list of what needs packed first and things like clothing come last as those are going on moving day when most of the heavy lifting has already been done. Anything that’s left to be packed can go into garbage bags, since you’re going to have a lot of them anyway!
Pack your kids’ clothes first and label each bag with their names so they know exactly where everything is after the move. You should also pack their shoes in separate boxes if possible as otherwise it’ll take forever for children to find matching pairs at the new place!
As far as packing goes, start out by wrapping breakables like plates or glasses separately from other items because this will make unpacking easier later on – think about how your kitchenware was wrapped when you bought it; usually there were lots of smaller packages inside one big box. If you’ve got expensive décor then definitely wrap those individually too!
Don’t forget to pack anything that needs electricity like lamps, game consoles or microwaves – if possible try and find out how long it will take for the electrician at your new place to hook up all of these things so you can plan accordingly. If not, don’t worry about it too much as they usually install everything within a week!
When it comes to lights, make sure you switch off every light bulb both inside and outside your house before leaving (if there are bulbs still burning leave them on) because otherwise people might think nobody’s home. If there is any water left in hoses then drain those completely since broken pipes can happen more often than we’d like after moving day. Try turning off hot water heater too but keep in mind that you might need hot water on the first night after moving, so it’s better to leave heater running.
Once all of this is done and if your new place isn’t too far away then take a walk and see how long it takes – use Google Maps or an app like MapQuest for reference. The last thing you want is getting stuck in traffic during rush hour! It should go without saying but do not move anything yourself until movers arrive at your old house because otherwise they won’t be able to get inside unless somebody opens up the door which also means extra fees (so make sure keys are where they’re supposed to be). When everything has been moved out of the living room or kitchen make sure there aren’t any small pieces of furniture left behind which might get lost and cause movers to scratch walls or strip the floors.
The first thing you should do at your new place is unpack all of your clothes, books/magazines and other small items – things like plates are better unpacked later on as it’ll take less time. This way opening boxes will be easier for everybody involved because if nobody’s home they won’t have to wait outside until somebody opens up the door! After that make sure there aren’t any nails sticking out from walls where pictures could fall off, don’t forget about light switch covers either (and cover switches themselves with masking tape). DonD now let’s talk about decorating a new place together as a family .
If you have pets make sure to keep them at the old place until movers are done since otherwise they might get underfoot or something might happen if somebody’s not used to living with pets. You can also buy large pieces of furniture like refrigerators and washing machines before moving day (if possible) because then you don’t have to worry about renting a truck for too long which will save you some money!
If your children want their own rooms make sure that there is enough space so their beds won’t be pushed against walls – this way kids can play around without worrying about getting hurt by falling onto sharp corners of night stands. Don’t forget about windows either as it could become stuffy in bedrooms after unpacking all those boxes during hot summer days! If everything went well and you’re happy to be in your new place then show it off by inviting friends over for a housewarming party – just remember that movers will need at least 24 hours before they can unpack everything so make sure not to throw any after-party bashes!
Decluttering before moving is also a good idea because it takes less time and makes unpacking easier. If you’re planning on renting out your old place then make sure to clean thoroughly, change all of the locks (if you’ve lost keys) and leave behind enough money for electricity/cable bills until first rent payment comes in.
Also don’t forget about kids – they might feel confused after leaving their friends so try playing games with them or reading one of those bedtime stories every night before tucking them into bed to help them settle down faster.