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Here’s What to Plan Before Your Long-Distance Move This Summer

In your life, few things will be more involved and as important as moving from one place to another. Whether you are moving because of a new job, because of schooling, to be closer to family, or simply for a fresh start someplace else, relocating consists of many crucial steps.

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If you are beginning the process of moving this summer, make sure to plan appropriately. Long-distance moving can be stressful, but you can help things go smoothly when you prepare the right way.

  • Hire a Professional Moving Company: The summer months are popular times to move. Because this is such a busy period for people to get ready to move, you need to get an early jump on the preparation. One of the smartest things you can do is hire a team of professional movers. There are many advantages to doing this. Enlisting the help of professionals can take the burden off your shoulders of having to load your belongings and transport them. You can save time and hassle by letting someone else handle this task. Professional movers have years of experience with people just like you who are relocating to a different state. You can have confidence that the movers will treat your belongings with care and concern.
  • Scope Out Your New Home: Once you know where you are moving, take a visit and get a good feel for the environment. Not only do you need to do this to find the right house, but you want to be comfortable with your surroundings. Get to know the area, including what activities are available, what the restaurant scene is like, and what hospitals and other services are nearby. If you have kids, check out the potential schools they would attend.
  • Turn Off Your Utilities at the Right Time: There is so much to do in the moving process that it is easy to forget a few things along the way. Make sure you schedule to shut off the utilities in your current home before you leave. Forgetting to do this until you arrive in your new home will add more costs to your move. You do not want to pay for services that you are not even using. A few weeks before you move, call the companies that provide your electricity, garbage, water, and internet services. Tell them what date you are moving. These companies should be able to end your services that day and stop billing you at that time.
  • Have Your New Utilities Ready to Go: Similarly, ensure that your power, water, internet, garbage, and other services will be fully functional in your new place from day one. Set up services and accounts well in advance so they take effect as soon as you arrive. You do not want to go through the hassle of finding out your new house has no running water or no electricity on the day you show up.

You have enough to worry about when it comes to moving this summer. Spare yourself extra stress by planning ahead.


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