If you ask most individuals, they will tell you that moving is a real pain in the butt.
From heavy lifting to paperwork, many will want to get that move behind them as quick as possible.
That said will you remember all there is to do when the time comes for you to move?
Cover All Your Bases in a Move
As much as you might dislike the notion of moving, there’s a good chance you will have to do it several times in your life.
With that in mind, remember three tips to a better moving experience:
- Heavy lifting – The biggest obstacle often with a move is getting all packed up. While you can oftentimes unpack at your own leisure, the same isn’t true for packing. Make sure you have a plan in place for who will end up moving your possessions. If you don’t want to do any heavy lifting or should not be doing so due to your health, make sure you hire quality movers. The last thing you want is some of your possessions getting damaged or even destroyed. If you have some smaller sentimental items that you do not want to part with, consider moving them on your own. This way, there is less chance of them getting damaged.
- Paperwork matters – With all that is going on in your move; you may forget some of the needed paperwork. As an example, updating your mailing address and phone if necessary are key. Documents to update are your driver’s license, auto insurance and vehicle registration. Do the license etc. using your nearest Nevada DMV office or your state’s department. Often, you do can do such updates online. The bottom line is making sure your vehicle paperwork is up to speed if you get pulled over for a traffic stop. Other paperwork includes your updated mailing address and homeowner’s insurance. When conducting an online people search, various individuals may want to reach out to you. By having your updated address available, it makes it easier on them to contact you. Last, do not divulge any personal financial information when updating your paperwork. With identity theft scams, you do not want to make it easy for a criminal to get your personal financial details.
- Assessing the move – Once all the boxes are there and paperwork is up to date, check to see if any problems exist. In the event one or more pieces of property had damage, file a claim. Although items can get damage or even ruined in a move, they more than likely mean something to you. As such, do your best to get the proper compensation from the moving company for those mishaps. Also make sure that your contact information is up to date and correct. You don’t want important mailing materials going elsewhere. If waiting on a check or other key pieces of mail, make sure they end up in your hands and not at your previous location.
With all the hassles that can come with a move, do your best to weather the storm.
Before long, you can relax in your new home.
Well, that is until you start thinking about your next move.