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So you’re uprooting your life, moving out of your lair to reboot your life somewhere else. It sounds dramatic, but in reality, moving could be less of a drama and more of a headache.

Indeed, there are things to keep in mind before your move-in day. For starters, you need to figure out what kind of help you need. If you have access to a truck and some generous friends, you can opt for a DIY move. But if you are moving interstate and are carrying a load-full with you, you might need to enlist the help of the professionals.

MOVERS

In deciding which is which, you need to factor in the distance of the move, the size of your load, the moving date, as well as your packing estimate. You need these variables to calculate the cost you need to pay for the movers. Sites such as HomeFairoffer moving tools and resources you can use to find the right people who can facilitate a smooth and easy move.

STORAGE AND LODGING

You cannot always expect everything to go as planned. Should circumstances push your moving-in date to later because of an unprecedented delay, you might need to pay for storage, and as it comes, the cost of temporary lodging. Keep this in mind when you plot for contingency so by the time the unexpected indeed pops up, you know what to do. That will lessen the stress from an already exasperating situation.

UTILITIES

This is one of the most important considerations that need to be taken care of before you move in. Setting up utilities such as water, gas, electricity, Internet, etc. could be costly, not to mention time-consuming. You must be able to pick up companies locally beforehand and make your choices prior to settling in.

However, this is not the only utility concern you need to pay attention to. You also have to remember to notify your utility companies in your current home to sever the services and settle the necessary payments.

NEW FURNITURE, DECORS

The furniture from your previous residence might look minimal in your new house. Or if they fit the ambience, there’s a possibility that you need something else for the new space. This is a possibility that many homeowners overlook. Knowing this, there must be money allocated to cover for the re-decoration costs, though this can be set aside for later to make room for more immediate moving in expenses.

FOOD AND RESTOCKING

Few people would have the sense to take all their perishable goods to an interstate ride. Some just need to be thrown away. Other movers choose to replace all their stocks with new supplies. Still, others who went through careful planning might manage to use all their stocks before the move-in so there would be no need to waste.

AND ONE LAST, IMPORTANT THING..

Clean your abode before waving goodbye. Surely you don’t want to move into a new homefull of trash. Think the same for the people who will also move into your old home. It costs nothing to be a good person.