Tips to Help You Survive Your Cross Country Move – Part 1

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image of moving boxes for a cross country moveEveryone goes through changes in their lives, and one of the biggest shifts that a person will ever see is leaving one’s home and moving to another place. Simply moving from one town to the next can lead to a big readjustment, but when moving cross country, a person’s entire world changes. The biggest concern you’ll likely be facing at the beginning, however, is planning for the big move. It’s not as if you’re going on an overnight outing, and making a single mistake can cause a world of difficulties in these situations. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your cross country move goes smoothly.

The Bare Essentials: Condense Your Life

Whether you spent the last year on Craigslist looking for a room to rent in Los Angeles or made special trips to view apartments in Sussex, it’s advisable to spend time before the actual move evaluating and sorting your possessions. Few people can look around their home without seeing a ton of items that they don’t really need. Moving long distances can be expensive, so evaluating the items that you own can save a lot of money in the end. Ask anyone who has moved and they’ll tell you of items that they moved, that they never used again.

This honestly isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Old clothes or electronics are gladly accepted at second-hand shops. In reality, however, it may be a better idea to just hold a garage sale. After all, you’re moving to a whole new place. Who couldn’t use a few extra dollar in that situation? Once you’ve gotten your household goods down to just the necessities, you could also do yourself a favor by condensing as much as possible into every box. This is a big move, and that’s no time to start wasting boxes (more later).

Get Organized: Locate All Important Documents

It’s an unfortunate truth that most people don’t know where some of the most important documents in their lives are. Just think of how many times a situation has arisen where you needed your passport, insurance documents or birth certificate and have had to devote an afternoon looking for it. While this might be acceptable when you’re stationary in one locale, it simply will not work when you’re making the biggest move of your life.

There’s a million things that could arise between your old and new home that could make having all your important personal documents accessible a life saver. Plus, if you don’t locate these before the move, there’s no telling which box they may end up in. So finding all of the aforementioned items, along with your auto registration and any other vital documents, is a critical aspect of making your move to a Waukesha apartment a little easier.

A wise saying: Organization multiplies the value of anything to which it is applied.

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