5 Moving Tips & Best Practices to Help Prevent Moving Anxiety
For many people facing a move to a new home, the anxiety associated with their upcoming move is harder to handle than the actual moving process. Fortunately, there are some key steps that people can take to help make sure that the moving process unfolds without any problems. Below are five moving tips and best practices that will help you erase your moving-related anxiety and ensure a smooth moving process.
1) Seek the help of a professional moving company as early as possible.
This step is particularly important if you have to complete your move on a weekend when moving companies are the busiest.
2) Make sure the moving company that you select is insured and licensed.
As you evaluate moving companies, ask about experience and request references. If you need assistance choosing a moving company, your real estate agent should be able to provide guidance.
3) Try to schedule your move during the middle of the week if possible.
If you are able to select the dates of your move, try to avoid the weekends and the first day of the month. It is usually easier and more cost-effective to secure professional moving help during the middle of the week.
4) Get rid of any old or unwanted possessions well in advance of your move.
Rather than waiting until the week of your move to sort through your belongings, begin weeding out unnecessary items right away. Consider having a garage sale to accomplish this.
5) Outline a parking strategy prior to your move.
Parking is at a premium, especially in Los Angeles and other large urban cities. If time permits, visit your new home in advance to map out a parking plan. Then, ask a friend or family member to help you secure your desired parking areas.
Please contact me for additional moving tips that can help you make the transition to your new home a smooth one. I look forward to helping you!