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Falling in Love while Traveling: Making the Move to a New Area

Traveling affords you with the opportunity to not only see new places but to fall in love with a new area. If you take a trip to a new place and discover that you never want to leave, it may be the right time to relocate. Here are some tips to prepare you for the big move.

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Purge Your Possessions

The more belongings you possess, the more involved your moving process will be. The more items you need to move, the bigger the moving truck you need to rent and that doesn’t count the amount of boxes and packing supplies that you need to buy. You can do yourself a huge favor by doing a thorough inspection and purge of your belongings to cut down on the number of things you need to pack and move. This is the perfect time to get rid of things you no longer use and clothes you no longer wear. Perhaps you might find a fully-furnished apartment with renters insurance to rent and start over if you’re moving between countries, for example.

 

Create A Budget

Moving from one area to another, especially if it’s long distance, can cost a lot of money, so it’s important for you to create a moving budget. Start out by drafting a list of all of the expenses you will have. Once you’ve listed all of your expenses to complete your move, dedicate a set amount of money to each expense. You can get a more accurate figure by calling around to check prices on goods and services.

 

Hire A Professional Shipping Company

When you begin to execute your relocation plans, the job can become too large and involved for you to handle on your own. While hiring a professional moving company can be a large expense, the budget-friendly option of LTL shipping can prove to be the better choice for your moving and shipping needs. Furniture, boxes, and appliances can all be shipped easily and efficiently using an LTL shipping company. If you need assistance with securing a shipment or scheduling a consultation, you can employ the help of an LTL freight broker to handle the communication details between you and the shipping company.

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Protect Your Furniture

It’s important to exercise protective measures when loading and transporting your expensive furniture and appliances. Wrap furniture in protective covers to prevent damage from water and dirt. Wrap foam around the legs and arms of chairs to prevent dents and scratches. Appliances should be placed in their original boxes, if available, for maximum protection. If they’re not available, use an appropriately-sized box for storage. Large appliances such as stoves and refrigerators should be cleaned and tied closed while delicate fixtures like knobs and handles should be wrapped in protective foam.

 

Invest In Box Labels

Your move is going to be completely hectic if you don’t take the time to properly label your boxes. While it’s easy to simply write ‘kitchen’ or ‘bathroom’ on a box, this kind of vague labeling only cuts out part of the guesswork that comes with relocating. Take the time to purchase and adhere large white labels to each box. Start the label by indicating which room the box belongs to and then add a shorter list of individual items inside of the box. This will allow you to find items that you need quickly and will expedite your unpacking process.

 

Pack An Overnight Bag

There are items you will need access to during your relocation process. These items should be kept in an easily accessible overnight bag to save you time and to prevent unneeded stress. Toothbrushes, medications, hairbrushes, bathing items, toothpaste, and a change of clothes should all be packed into an overnight bag ahead of your moving day.

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