I wish to thank you for the kind words and comments from recently's post. I can't begin to inform you how much it implies to me that you put in the time to read what I need to say and leave sweet remarks and messages.
I forgot to mention something because post that I think is really essential. Use your own judgement when it concerns making decisions about where you are going to live, send your kids to school, and whatever else. It looks like when you discover out where you are going, people enjoy to tell you what to do.
Do not reside in that community.
That school is not as good as this one. (I never ever trust the school score sites either, but that is for another post.).
That commute is horrible.
You understand, there is a much better place to do xyz ...
They are coming from a good placeGreat location they however not you. You understand more about what you are looking for when it comes to finding a place that you desire to live in and what kind of way of life you have than anybody else. We have always done our own thing and made our own choices and have actually never ever regretted it.
Recently, I talked to you about how I feel about moving. I love it.
But if I am being completely sincere with you, the real relocation can be an annoyance.
We are 3 weeks out of relocating to Cape Cod (our 9th relocation?) and deep in the throes of the procedure. I believed that I would share some tips that I have gotten over the years of military moves.
I play a strange little game with myself every time we move. I try to make sure that we have less stuff than we did the previous move.
For me more stuff means more to take care of, more to unpack, and more to move once again. If we have boxes with several moving stickers on them that have never ever been opened, opportunities are great we don't require it.
Go through your drawers and put the little things in Ziploc bags. The movers simply can drop the bags into the box, and when you are unpacking, you can simply dump it back in.
Speaking of utensils, make sure that you examine every cabinet, closet, and drawer to make sure that everything was loaded. Our real estate agent was kind enough to go back to the house and send us the drawer that we forgot about. As soon as you sign off, it is not the responsibility of the movers, so make sure to double check.
4. About a month out, make consultations to have the utilities turned over or switched on. It is great to have Internet on relocation in day, and not a few weeks later. It can be tough to get cable visits throughout moving season. Call your present providers and let them know your move out day to turn off what you already have in your present house.
5. If you have school age kids, make certain that you know what you need to register them at their new school (and sports if they are playing in the fall). It is simpler to get physicals and their vaccinations prior to you leave than when you get to your brand-new town. Many school districts have everything you need online or will send you the documents. This has actually constantly made the shift so much easier for me.
While I am submitting the paperwork, I also find a Source pediatrician and dental professional and call to ensure that they are taking new patients. I keep a small file folder with all of our essential papers in it and carry it with me.
6. Treat your movers well. This one must go without saying, however after some discussions lately, I am a little shut off by the way some people treat the people moving their possessions. I have had really great luck with movers. I keep the fridge stocked with drinks, have breakfast and lunch for them every day, and trust them to do their task. The better I am to my movers, the faster and simpler the relocation is. They probably aren't going to pack your things exactly as you would, but they are professionals. They pack and move people every day. They know what they are doing.
The night prior to the movers come to load, I move us out of the house and into a hotel. It is too tough to do it while there is a moving crew in the home and I tend to get overwhelmed. And everything that doesn't require to get packed is currently with you.
8. Don't forget your animals. I will be sending my dog to doggy day care. I do not want her under everybody's feet in and in the way. Likewise, make sure that the hotels or visitor houses that you are remaining at take animals. Moving can be distressing for animals, so attempt to keep them as stress complimentary as possible.
9. Exact same with the kids. I really highlight the "adventure" aspect of moving instead of the leaving part. I unpack their spaces first and get them settled into your home prior to I deal with the other spaces. I make sure that the movers put their bikes on the truck last, so that they are the very first things off of the truck when we get to our brand-new home. The kids can ride bikes and play while the movers are moving us in.
10. Tape the cables and remotes to the backs of the televisions and electronic devices. And it is a really great concept to hand bring the "parts" box (the screws, bolts, and all of the little pieces to put everything back together). It is funny the number of individuals have told me that is the one box that has actually gotten lost.
11. Pack a box of things that you understand that you will need the opening night. I ensure that there are tidy sheets for all of the beds (I put the folded sheets into a garbage bag), shower curtain, some towels, and a bottle of wine. Just joking about the white wine. (Not actually. Have great deals of wine.).
When it comes to unpacking, simply get it done. Drawing it out makes me feel less settled, and when whatever is unpacked and moved in, you can begin to check out and enjoy your new town.
13. I try to get there a day before the movers come when we get to the new house. I clean up as much as I can. Within drawers, refrigerator, racks, and so on. After whatever is relocated, unpacked, and assemble, I treat myself to a professional cleaning. It is so nice to have a clean home after all of the madness of a huge relocation.
Movers are late. Houses aren't ready. Moving is going to cost more than you believe it does.
Every moving season I think that my partner and I are going to get separated. Being able to laugh and have fun with the relocation is so much better than being stressed out and dissatisfied. My kids, my hubby, the movers.