Even if you are thrilled by the prospect of relocating to a new town, the thought of performing the actual tasks required to move can fill you with anxiety. The angst will be heightened if your house is crammed to the gills with your possessions and you are moving to a smaller home. However, you can ease some of your moving dread by de-cluttering your house and getting rid of anything that you absolutely do not need.
Most people will pack up and move several times in their lifetime. The actual data posted by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average American will move more than a few times; a person will actually move an average of 11.7 times in their lifetime. While some people who move often may have packing and moving down to a skill, most people do not, and the thought of moving brings about much stress.
The day of your move arrives, and you roll out of bed to find that the temperature outside is scorching. If you're moving in the summer, this is is a very likely scenario. Luckily, with the tips below, you can ensure your moving day is safe, comfortable, and not too hard on your items.
Move the big, heavy items early.
If it's hot in the morning, it's only going to get hotter as the day wears on.
If you run a small assisted living or skilled nursing facility, then it may seem like the items you need to store take up more space than the patient rooms do. It may also be difficult for staff members to access items they need quickly, when they need them. Instead of reducing inventory of items you need, instead focus on streamlining storage, so it just feels like you have less than you do creating the illusion of a larger facility.
Whether you're relocating for a job, college, or a significant other -- or just want a change of scenery -- planning a move from one part of the country to another can be challenging. You may be overwhelmed at the thought of packing up your belongings and living out of a hotel room or pod until they can be shipped and unpacked to your new location. You could also be concerned about keeping the cost of your move at a level that is comfortable for your budget.