5 methods to use when organizing a long distance move in New Mexico
Organizing a long distance move can be quite a hassle. There are a lot of things to keep track of and prepare. This can get overwhelming very quickly. Fortunately, however, there are methods you can use to avoid being overwhelmed and keep track of everything. In order to help with this, we have put together a list of 5 methods to use when organizing a long distance move in New Mexico.
As with most things, planning ahead is the best starting point to organizing a long distance move in New Mexico. Begin with creating a timeline for your move. This should include closing dates and other events which are just as important. The logistics of your move should be your next priority. As soon as you know where you will be moving, you can begin planning out the details. Making arrangements for your pets and children (if any)
hiring a moving company or organizing a DIY move and so on. Then, you should consider which time of the month is the best for your move, keeping in mind that moving services tend to be cheaper in the middle of the month. Lastly, you should begin considering ways to save money when moving, to help out with the budgeting.
Pack and declutter
Next up, the most time consuming process when preparing a move. Packing can take up most of your time when organizing your move, so it should be your first priority. An efficient methodology for packing is to go room by room, and consider what you do or don’t need to bring with you. This is an excellent opportunity to get rid of your clutter. After all, in a move, clutter will only slow you down and add to your expenses. So, apply the one year rule: if you haven-t used it in a year, you likely won’t need it. And what you decide you don’t need, you either sell off or donate to help with the budget. Also, putting in the extra effort to properly label your boxes can save you a lot of time. That way, you can know where you put your belongings and stay organized.
Prepare your old home
If you’re moving long distance, chances are you don’t plan on coming back to your old home. As such, it is a great idea to prepare your home to be sold. At the end of the day, selling your old home helps quite a bit with covering the expenses of your move. Of course, this can take some effort, as the home has to be cleaned and repaired (if there is any damage) before it can sold. On top of that, deciding on a good price can also be difficult. But, overall, putting in the effort pays off. Long distance moves especially tend to get very expensive very quickly, so any chance to offset the price is helpful. Of course, you shouldn’t hope to sell your old home in a day. The process can take quite a while, so don’t get disheartened by the wait.
Keep a list of high priority tasks
When organizing a long distance move in New Mexico, you should keep a separate list of high priority tasks. This list should include: changing your address, cancelling with your current service providers and finding new ones, canceling your subscriptions and so on. Because these tasks should be done at least a few weeks before your move, keeping a list with which you can track your progress is an excellent way to stay on track. Take the time out of your schedule to get these done, even one at a time, and mark them off as you go. They might be difficult to fit in because of the time needed to go through the necessary phone calls or online applications, but this is why getting them out of the way earlier on, before the pressure starts building up, is a good call.
Hire reliable long distance movers
While a DIY move is generally easier on the budget, hiring movers is always the safer option. Professionals who know how to handle all of your belongings during a long distance move will make sure your belongings arrive undamaged and on time. Of course, you should take your time to make sure the movers are reliable first. Always contact several companies for quotes before deciding on which one you want to hire and do your research into their online reviews. This should be early on in the organization process. You don’t want to end up in a situation where you need to find movers a few weeks before your move. This might seem like a hassle, but it is always worth it to engage experts to help you move your belongings over long distances.
Bonus: pack a box of essentials for your long distance move in New Mexico
When packing, take the time to pack a box essentials to have on hand during the move. Anything could happen during your move, so having a box of medication, snacks and general supplies you will need to settle into your new home is very helpful. So, take into account what you need, pack it safely in a box and make sure to put it in your car before you leave.
Storage while moving: is it for you?
One more thing you might want to consider is renting a storage unit while you move. If you have a lot of things which need to be moved, it can be great to have a place to store them while the move is ongoing. You could even rent a unit in the place you are moving to and store your things there in preparation. However, experts from Santa Fe Storage and Moving warn that you should research what should and shouldn’t be put into a storage unit before you do this.
Long distance moving is, generally, a headache to organize. But, with the right methodology, the process can be much easier than people make it out to be. We hope you found this list of 5 methods to use when organizing a long distance move in New Mexico helpful, and wish you luck