3 Ways to Make Your Move Less Stressful
When you’re moving to the Tampa Bay area, or even if you’re just moving across town, here’s what you need to know.
Choose Your Moving Day Wisely
You might find that it’s more convenient to move on a weekday – and it could be more cost-effective, too. Some moving companies have a lower per-mile rate during the week. However, if you’re relying on friends and family for help, the weekend might be best; just remember that utility companies, banks and other companies you need to talk to might be closed.
Pack an “Essentials” Bag
As you pack up your belongings in boxes for the move, keep out the things you know you’ll need. Whether you’re stashing away a child’s favorite blanket or making sure you have extra contact lens solution, it’s a good idea to keep an “Essentials” bag (or two) on-hand so you don’t have to dig through boxes to find the necessities.
If you’re really motivated, you can assign each family member his or her own “Essentials” bag and make them responsible for the contents.
Your bags should include:
- Phone and tablet chargers
- Clean clothes
- Important papers that you can’t lose
Have a Backup Plan
While most moves go smoothly from start to finish (not withstanding the occasional broken coffee mug or lost toy), it helps to have a backup plan in place so the entire day doesn’t fall apart.
Your backup plan should include the name and number of another moving company or truck rental agency. If you can, plan to be flexible with your moving dates in case your movers or friends and family cancel at the last minute. (It’s rare, but it happens.)
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