How to Make Moving Cities With Your Family Efficient and Organized

How to Make Moving Cities With Your Family Efficient and Organized

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By Anita Ginsburg

When moving with your family, efficiency and organization are not the first things that come to mind. After all, uprooting your family, selling your home, packing up personal belongings, and trying to find a new place to live in a limited amount of time is stress-inducing at best. Fortunately, by streamlining the process and being organized from start to finish, you can make moving cities with your family as simple as possible. From making a plan to packing efficiently and arranging for movers, we’ll walk you through every step of the way. Let’s get started!

Create a Moving Plan

Before you do anything else, you should create a moving plan. To start, you’ll want to determine the details of your move, including where you’re moving to and when you’ll be moving. From there, you should create a budget for the move, which will help you determine how to keep moving costs down. You’ll also want to speak with your family about the move and get their input. You’ll want to factor in the time it will take to sell your home, find a new place to live and pack everything up.

Find Quality Movers

As you plan to move, you’ll want to start looking for movers. To find movers near you, you can use online tools like Yelp or Angie’s List to find an expert full service local moving company near you. Find movers who can help you move from one city to another. Make sure they have experience relocating families with children and pets. You can also try asking friends who have moved recently if they have recommendations or referrals for good movers.

Organize for the Move

Now that you’ve found movers and created a moving plan, it’s time to start organizing for the move. First, you’ll want to create a packing list. You can do this by gathering all the items in your home and writing down each item and where it should be packed. Next, you’ll want to talk to your insurance agent. As you are moving cities, checking that your belongings are insured is a good idea. You can also talk to your homeowner’s association to see if you’re covered for your new home. Finally, you’ll want to talk to your utility providers about switching your utilities over to your new address. You may also want to look into setting up internet and cable if you aren’t already set up.

Make the Move With Your Family

Now that you’ve planned your move, found movers, and organized for the move, it’s time to make the move with your family. To start, you’ll want to ensure you have copies of important documents such as driver’s licenses, social security cards, and birth certificates. Most importantly, you’ll want to talk to your kids about the move and keep them in the loop every step. You’ll want to let them know what’s going on, when they need to be ready, and what they can expect during the move.

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the process of moving cities with your family. While it is certainly a process, the reward is worth it. You’ll now be able to call a new city your home with your family by your side. You can now focus your time and energy on building a new life in your new city. Now that you’ve made it through the move with your family, you should feel confident that you can do it again. You’ll have the knowledge and experience to make the move much easier next time.

About the Author

Bio: Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.
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