Making Your Move Easier

Moving can really shake up your life. There are so many details to attend to and the entire process can make you feel completely overwhelmed. Take a deep breath. With a step by step approach, you can get through this with fewer headaches. Make it teamwork and it will be even better. When you are organized, you’ll find that everything will soon fall into place as you make the transition to your new home.

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Take Care of Your Utilities
Before you actually pack up the moving truck, make sure everything is set for your utilities, including electricity, gas, cable, Internet, and phone service. You’ll find that Columbia Utilities on twitter is just one way to make your life easier. You’ll want to coordinate the disconnect date in your old home and the date that you want to turn everything on in the new home. Make arrangements for someone to be present if that is necessary for any installations. When you make your move, everything will be up and running, ready to go.

Figure Out Your Moving Arrangements
You’ll need to sit down and decide how you are going to get the move done. You can rally your friends and use trucks and trailers. You can rent a moving van or you can go with a professional service. While you may save yourself money when you do it on your own, many will tell you that a moving company will relieve a great deal of stress. It’s worth the extra money to let someone else do all of the heavy work. If you are doing it on your own, it’s time to enlist the aid of your friends and family. Reward them with a pizza party when all is said and done.

Break Your Packing into Manageable Pieces
Don’t try to pack the entire house in day. Be methodical and move room by room. Start with the items that are least important. Make sure you have all of your packing supplies and label every box clearly. Designate which room your boxes will go in as well to make the process easier. Save your most essential belongings for last. You should pack a change of clothes, food that can be used for your first few days in your new home, and toiletries. Set these important items aside so you won’t be digging for them when you are worn out from your move.

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