When Should You Start Planning Your Move

Moving is always hard. Planning ahead will definitely benefit you so everything will come out smooth and satisfactory. It’s best when you figure out what to do, and how to do it successfully without any mistakes getting in the way.

First thing you should already have an idea of is where you are planning to move. Once you’ve figured that out you should start with saving money. You will need to spend the money on your new expenses, (rent/mortgage, utilities, taxes, new furniture, etc.). If you have one, your “emergency savings” should stay untouched. If you want to hire movers, then you should save for that as well. It’s great to start exploring different options of companies and choose the best fit for you. Any amount of money you can save starting one year away from your move date, the more ready you will be when the day comes.

Once you’ve figured out where you’re moving, you should start planning accordingly. If it’s across the country/different state, you should start planning approximately one year before hand. A big move like that requires a lot more time to deal with the arrangements that need to be made. Figuring out new schools, doctors, even jobs, if that is what you’re moving for. If you plan on hiring a moving company, then you should call way ahead of time so the both of you can find a perfect time for both schedules. If you’re planning on moving locally then that wouldn’t take nearly as much time as moving to a totally different state. If you are planning on doing the move yourself, locally, then you should call and rent out a moving truck/van a couple weeks before you need it. You should also take a couple days off of work to pack, move, and unpack your items.