In this episode, I’ll be talking about top things to consider during the moving process.
So, number one:
What you need and don’t need.
This is crucial.
Many people will move with a lot of the things that they deem are necessary when really they’re not necessary at all. And it just creates too much clutter, too much of a hassle to move unneeded things.
So really, it’s important to consolidate what you need and, do away with the rest — whether that’s giving it away to family members or friends, or donating it, or selling it online.
Next up is you’re moving timeline.
You need to have a good idea of when you’re going to pack, which types of things, and then when you’re going to bring those over, and then also all the intermediary steps so, you know when you’re going to have the moving company come in, as well as you could even include in your timeline these things that I’m talking about right now. So then that way you have a “very step by step,” making sure that you understand everything that you’re going to complete and that way you don’t forget anything.
You know every moving company is different. So, you’re going need to take those and took into account, As well is the distance between your current house to your new one. If it’s a far distance, obviously higher living costs.
…and making sure that your subscriptions are transferred as well.
That way, when you move, you’re all set. Because otherwise, if you wait to transfer these things it’s just going to be a headache once you move into the new house. You’re going to have to get everything transferred over, and then, you know, if you forget something, and if you forget to transfer it, then you won’t have it.
Obviously utilities are a bit more crucial but subscriptions as well. You know if you don’t have cable and you only watch Hulu or Netflix and you forget to transfer those subscriptions, then it’s not going to be there when you move into your house. Next, call your car insurance company and tell them about the move. A lot of times your insurance will change from city to city, But it can even change from neighborhood to neighborhood, so watch out for that.
Change your address as early as possible.
There’s an online form to change it through the postal service. However it does take a couple weeks for that form to be processed and, then your mail to switch over. So you want it to be that as soon as you move into that new house: boom. Your mail’s already there. So, make sure that you get that done a couple weeks in advance before you move.
Next organize your bills and finances. It’s recommended that you set up auto pay, with either the billing companies or your bank, and so then that way you don’t forget.
Because a lot of times you know, if you’re carrying over. Envelopes of bills from one house to another, there’s chances that those envelopes could fall out, you could miss them, something could happen to them and then you’re late on a payment, and that’s never a good thing. So if you set up auto pay you, don’t worry about it. It’ll just automatically come out of your account, and you don’t have to stress.
Take pictures of your electronics.
I don’t think many of us know how electronics are plugged in whether it’s our TV, or, you know, a speaker system. So take a picture of everything so then that way you’ll know, when you move it to the new house, exactly how the wiring is supposed to be. And you could even group the wires so that you know, okay, these two wires were together. These three wires go together, and then obviously, keep them with the device, that way you’ll know which chords go with which device.
Next is cost of living changes.
This may come as common sense to you but, it is important. Depending on where you live, the cost of living could be much, much higher. So you really need to take that into account.
As well as health insurance changes. They’re going to have to see, you know, which doctor in your area accepts your insurance. And then also it’s going to take some work, a bit of research on your part to see which, doctor in your area is the best and fits your needs the most. And then, climate changes.
If you’re you know moving down the street that doesn’t really… This won’t really affect you too much but, if you’re moving across the country, there’s a good chance that you’re going to feel the effects of the difference in climate, so… just take into account you know, how that’s going to affect your A/C or heat cost, and just kind of build that into your budget.
Also, if you’re moving up north, and you’re from, I don’t know, Florida, you’re going to want to make those adjustments to your wardrobe before you get to your new location. Because then, like, if you move in the winter time, you’ll already have the warm clothes to wear, and you won’t have to go out and buy it once you’re at your new house up north.