Is 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.
- Moving House – Packing
- Packing Yourself? Plan Ahead
- I’m moving soon and have no idea how to pack. Where do I start?
- A Schedule for Keeping Self Packing Stress Free
- Packing Tips When Moving to a New Home
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.
- Tie Up Loose Ends Before You Move
- Aussies “On the Move” need clear strategy to tie up financial loose ends.
- Things to Do Before Moving In or Out
- The Complete Moving Checklist!
- Home Improvements You Need to Take Care of Before a Move
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.
- Save Time and Money with These 10 Tips for a Cross Country Move
- 12 Most Needed Tips to Stay Sane While Moving the Family Across the Country
- Moving For Cheap – How to Relocate on a Budget
- Cheapest Method to Move
- 9 tips for cross country moving
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.
- Top 5 Unpacking Supplies
- Unpacking Tips for a Stress Free Move
- Four Lessons in Unpacking
- Getting Your New Home Organized
- Unpacking Goals
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.
- First Thing’s First: Five Tips When Settling into Your New Home
- How to Handle a Homesick Family Member
- Getting to know a new city
- How to Move to a New City (and not cry in the corner from loneliness)
- Getting to Know Your New Town
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.