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How to Plan a Moving-Out Day

Whether you found the home of your dreams or you’re moving to a new city for a new job, moving out in Northland can give you a boatload of things to plan. Which stuff needs to be disposed of? Which ones will you take with you? What are you going to use to transport your stuff? With all these questions, it’s easy to overlook something that will cause an added stress on the big day. To have a smooth, stress-free moving-out day, be sure to plan these ahead:

1. Which stuff will fit into your new home and which ones should you let go?

How much stuff you’re taking with you depends on the size of your new home. Which appliances and furniture can fit? It’s better to take measurements of your new home so that you can accurately decide if your sofa can fit or if you need to get a new one. Once you’ve decided which stuff to bring along, you’ll have to think of how to dispose of the rest. Should you hold a moving-out sale? This is ideal to dispose of huge furniture and appliances such as bed frames, sofas, refrigerators, and more.

You can also donate some of your stuff such as clothes, books, and notebooks to a local foundation, school, or orphanage. You can ask your family and friends if they want some of the stuff you have. You should also check out some tutorials on the best packing tricks to save space and make it more efficient.

2. How will you transport your stuff to your new home?

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If you’re transporting big appliances and furniture, it’s best to look for a truck for hire. You can also hire a moving company to help out with lifting heavy items and boxes. On the other hand, if you’re transporting just a few things, consider using your car and move your things throughout the week or month (if possible). Maybe your friends or family have a jeep or a ute that you can borrow. If you’re not hiring a moving company, you should also get some help with heavy lifting from your male friends or family. Just treat them to a meal or a cup of coffee. This can also be a chance to bond and chat.

3. Map out the best way to get to your new home.

If you want to avoid getting stuck in a traffic jam for hours or, worse, getting lost on your moving-out day, you have to plan and find the best route to your new home. You have to find the most efficient, easiest way to get to your new home. Consider potential highway construction schedules or events that would cause a traffic jam ahead of time. Also take note of detours, traffic, and necessary stops into account.

With proper planning, you can have a smooth moving-out day that will leave you with enough energy to begin sorting out your stuff and settling into your new home. It can also save you on transportation costs, packing expenses, and other costs of moving out.

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