Moving can be a challenging and stressful process. But moving from one state to another can be particularly trying as more time and planning is required. And if you have children, the change of location can be particularly dramatic and difficult to prepare for. Below are a few tips to help you prepare your home and family for an interstate move and minimize your moving day stress.
Regardless of where you are moving to, planning ahead is key to making your life easier. But this can be particularly true when moving out of state. Most likely, you will know if and when you will be moving at least a month ahead of time. If this is the case, use that time wisely. Start clearing out cluttered closets and your garage to reduce the amount of stuff you have to pack. Then try organizing your home. This will help give you a better sense of your belongings and how long it will take to carefully pack up. Finally, start packing up your home slowly, a few rooms at a time in the weeks prior to your move. This ensures that you are not hastily packing up your home just days before you are scheduled to leave. This can increase your stress and the likelihood that some detail will be overlooked. The key to a smooth and successful move is planning.
Research Your New Home:
As you organize your life at home, try to get yourself prepared for what your new life might entail. Presumably you are familiar with the area into which you are moving, but be sure to do some more careful research before your moving day. Do you know where the local grocery stores and pharmacies are? Or how about your proximity to public parks, schools and libraries? While of course some of this can wait until you have moved, having a clearer picture of where things are in your new home town and how to navigate the area will make your life that much easier when you are unpacking.
Find the Right Moving Company:
If you’re hiring a moving company, be sure to do your research before hand. Not only do you want a professional team with a proven track record, you also need to find a company that specifically handles interstate moves. Not all moving companies are able or willing to perform interstate moves, so be thorough in your research.
If your interstate move may take a few days, consider having a little fun along the way. If a moving company is transporting the bulk of your belongings, consider visiting nearby family or attractions. An afternoon of hiking or a stop-over at a theme park can be a welcome distraction from the stress of moving while also providing you with some quality family time.
Moving from one state to another can be a challenge but the stress of preparing your home and family shouldn’t overwhelm you. With these helpful home relocation tips and moving expertise from North Dallas Moving and Storage, you can focus on the exciting, new adventures in your new home.