Thursday, September 21, 2017

Four Challenges Of Moving To A New Place!

This post is provided by Katherine Smith.

Moving can be an exciting time, although that does not necessarily mean you will look forward to the process. Having to relocate to a new place can present a lot of challenges. It is common that a life change of this magnitude can create a lot of stress because of the things you need to do. You will want to be as prepared as possible beforehand to help alleviate your anxiety. Here are some of the issues that may accompany your move.

Challenge #1: Finding the right professionals

The key to making any move less stressful may rest in hiring professionals, like North American moving company, to assist you. Being able to rely on a team of professionals that can help you pack, move and unpack your boxes at your new location is important.

One thing you will need to do is shop around and look for the lowest price. Keep in mind, the amount of stuff you have to move will typically determine what you will have to pay to do so.

Challenge #2: Decluttering

It is important to take a long look at the number of things you have in your home. Do you need to pack and move all of these, or can you work to declutter your space as much as you can?

It is highly likely that you can have a garage sale or donate a lot of things you are not using any longer. Doing this will enable you to pack less and save you money on your next move by simply downsizing your home.

When it comes to your clothing, you may want to consider getting rid of anything you have not worn in the last year. This is proof that it is likely you may not wear it at all in the future either.

Challenge #3: Renting storage space

You may need to consider renting a self-storage unit until you get settled into a new home. This can allow you to keep a lot of your belongings in a safe and dry place as long as necessary.

The good news is the monthly cost for doing this is typically very affordable, and you can sign a contract that may only last a certain amount of time. You will want to thoroughly read any agreement before signing it because breaking it could mean you may have to pay penalties or late fees.

Challenge #4: Transporting pets

One of the greatest pleasures in life is having a furry friend that you love to spend time with each day. Regardless what type of pet you have, you will need to move it to your new location.

It can be a real challenge to transport your beloved pet, and you will want to be prepared as possible for this transition. One thing you may want to consider doing is getting some of your pet’s favorite toys together. This can be a great way to alleviate the anxiety of any animal you may have and is sure to help make a move easier for both of you.

Making a move may not be the easiest thing to do in life but could be something you may need to do at some point. The key to stressing less and getting through this task is to be as prepared as you possibly can. Being aware of some of the largest challenges beforehand could be the most efficient way for you to move with ease when necessary!


  1. Hi Jessie,
    How timely is this Post. MC and I just moved into our 37th home in the 58 years of our marriage.
    Moving is challenging and extremely stressful!!
    I look at each "new" home as a beginning. To say it keeps me "young" is comical! For this latest move we are now living in a building that is over 100 years old in the River/Warehouse district of Danville. The entire area had been abandoned until 10 years ago when daring investors came in an rescued these historic buildings. They have been turned into new commercial, resident and dining spaces. We are in a loft with brick on all outside walls, the original flooring, some bizarre features and lots of "Character". Quite a change from a girl who always lived in new construction!
    All worth the stress!!!
    We are starting a new phase in our old age.

    1. Yes, you are right. Moving is extremely stressful but it's also exciting at the same time. I always look forward to house hunting and decorating, it's the best part about moving. Glad you and MC are settled in to your new place. Looking forward to see the loft and all its glory! :)


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