Hey parents, moving is just a fact of life. Here is some good information to help you navigate those waters from Aimee that reached out to partner with us here at evbcParents.com.
Let’s face it. Nobody gets excited about moving. We may be excited about the idea of living in another house, but the actual grunt work of taking apart that bed you put together 5 years ago and re-assembling it without instructions isn’t what most would call fun. Still, moving does not have to be as hard as most people make it. Moving differs depending on the size of your family and how old your children are. The larger your family, the more stressful the move can become. Take care of the small things, and the big things will come much easier. Here are some tips and tricks to make your move easier.
The Biggest House in the Neighborhood
While you may want the biggest and most expensive house on the block, you may want to curb your enthusiasm and figure out what you can afford. Besides, if you want to resell your house one day, owning the best house in the neighborhood could have negative consequences. Your value may not go up as much as you thought it would as your home value will only increase at the rate of the houses around you. Also, high-priced homes only appeals to a small demographic. This can make it hard to resell and make a profit down the road.
Making the Move
After you’ve purchased your home, you may have your plan organized, but remember, moving always costs more than what you originally thought. Between supplies for moving, gas, equipment rentals, and lunch and drinks for your helpers, the cost can easily get out of hand. You need to plan on having extra money for unforeseen problems to make sure you have a smooth move.
Cut Down Your Load
Moving as lightly as possible is crucial when moving long distances, but is also a good idea for moving to somewhere in the same region. If you hire movers, you may be charged by how many items you must have lugged across the city, so this might be a good time to see if you really need all those Beanie Babies from the 90’s. By first going through all your things instead of just throwing them into a box, you can save money on moving costs.
Moving is an exhausting process and after spending 10 to 12 hours driving and picking up heavy boxes, you may be too tired to unpack. By packing an overnight bag containing an outfit and all your essentials like toiletries and medications, you buy yourself some time. You can work at a good pace and unpack things as you go. You don’t want to be frantically searching boxes looking for your allergy medicine the next morning.
Aimee Lyons loves DIY and spends every bit of her free time on pet projects–crafting, refurbishing furniture, remodeling rooms, turning her yard into a landscaping masterpiece. She created DIYDarlin.com to share her DIY knowledge while also serving as a forum to learn from other DIYers.