In making preparations for a move, it’s easy to get bogged down with all the details and things to do. All the many furniture and paper you accumulated during the years can get over whelming, here are some tips to making a smooth long distance trip:
- 1800packrat.com recommends you to De-clutter your home before you start packing. Start a garage sale, get rid of items you don’t need, so that your long distance move can go smoothly.
- Before You start packing, review your lease to make sure you understand your obligations for repairs and upkeep. Also check the amount of your security deposit.
- Confirm and let your landlord know of your move out date with your landlord or management agent.
- Do a walk through of your apartment and make note of any repairs or things that need replacing you may be responsible. For example: light bulbs, Stove tops, air vent filters, carpet cleaning, etc. Add these items to your moving check list and the date by which you would like them accomplished.
- Moving long distances to a new area can be difficult for children, breaking the news to them can vary with each child and can be hard. Letting the, know and making it fun can ease the transition from old to new easier. Check out this website: http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/pls/psgprod/f?p=123:23:0 for tips on traveling with children long distances and tips on how to handle your child being the new kid…AGAIN!
- Turn off Utilities one day after your schedule move out date and have your utilities turned on in your new location one day before your schedule arrival day.
I know if you follow these tips you will have a smooth moving experience. For more tips on how to have a successful move, check out this website: http://www.military.com/money//pcs-dity-move/pcs-checklists.html This check list is what I personally use when I PCS from SC to CA, you can check out my story here.