movingIs moving ever a pleasant experience? In most cases, the answer is usually “no.” It takes a lot of organization, a lot of stress and, usually, a lot of money to set up your household on the other side of town. When you’re moving cross country, the situation is significantly exacerbated. Everything is ten times more expensive and ten times more complicated, and it’s just a necessary consequence of living the dream. You’re moving for a reason, though, otherwise you’d stay exactly where you are.  Keeping that in mind, here are 25 blogs that will help you get from point A to point B with minimal hassle.

Packing for the Move

 

Packing is not something that you do the day before you move. It’s something that requires almost military precision, planned months ahead of the move. If you only have a short amount of time to pack and move, well, you will just have to work with what you’ve got. Regardless, if you don’t pack with care and due attention, you can expect months of deconstructing nameless boxes with who-knows-what contained within. You might even end up with a colorful mosaic where your prized China plates used to live. These are the perils of mismanaged packing, but you can avoid them by reading these five blogs.

 

 

Tying up Loose Ends

 

In the process of moving, most people don’t pay enough attention to tying up loose ends. Your credit cards, magazine subscriptions and other services will haunt you like jilted lovers if you don’t bring those relationships to a satisfactory end. Some relationships will endure at your new home, however, it’s up to you to either sever or maintain those once-important connections. It may not seem important when you’re concentrating on packing up for the big move, but once you get the first quarterly bill through for late fees, you’ll feel the pinch. Learn how to say “it’s not you, it’s me,” and make a smooth transition into your new life.

 

 

On the Move and Transportation

 

So, now you’re ready to hit the road. You’ve packed all of your old life into boxes and said all your goodbyes. What’s next? Well, you need to facilitate a way to get to your new home. However, transporting your possessions and loved ones is only part of the challenge. You’re moving cross country, so it’s going to be a long trip. Whether you intend on flying out to your new destination or taking a road trip, you should consider how you’re going to entertain the troops. These five blogs will help you decide how to best deal with the logistics of the move and how to get there in one piece.

 

 

Unpacking Tips

 

You may feel like you’ve been here before – only in reverse. Don’t be fooled, though, unpacking is a distinctly different discipline than packing. You will immediately need certain items when you reach your new home; coffee and headache pills are two popular choices. Besides which, unpacking is you truly staking your claim on your new home, so enjoy it. In these five blogs you will find the best tips on how to ease into your new environment.

 

 

Settling into Your New Home

 

Now that you’ve unpacked, it’s time to announce yourself to the world. Okay, maybe not the entire world, but your new town or city, at least. Get to know the neighbors, explore your new surroundings and find out where all the happening places are, if that’s what you’re into. If you’re feeling a little out of your element in your new home, turn to these five blogs for some helpful guidance and advice.

 

Contributor:

Jeralyn Nelson is a recent contributor for housesittingjobs.com“. You can check out her recent contribution at one of her recently published article “http://www.housesittingjobs.com/blog/25-blogs-with-the-best-packing-tips-for-your-cross-country-move/“.

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