Moving in the New Year can be difficult. Everyone is jolly and cheerful for these next 12 months of wonderful times and memories, but you’re the one who is moving to a new city and new life. Remember this is an exciting time for you and your loved ones are cheering you on!! While this may be difficult we are here to give you tips on moving in the New Year.
We understand how expensive it can be when you move – especially after the holidays. At Albuquerque Self Storage we give you tips on how to make your move more affordable. Whether you are moving into a new house or apartment we want to help you!
1. Recycle and Give Away
When you are moving you are able to start fresh. As you begin packing up your belongings remember that this is a time for a new you and a new life. If probably have items in closets and boxes you forgot you even had from your last move. Now is the time to get rid of these items whether you are able to donate them or need to toss them. Take a look at your wardrobe, what do you really wear and not wear? What shoes have you kept in the back of your closet for three years? What paintings from college have you kept in your closet and not on your walls? Some of these items can be great to donate! While other items like your college notes on the one Algebra class you needed as a Communications major can definitely be tossed out.
2. Moving with Personal Vehicle
Moving from one home to another can be cheaper with your own personal vehicle. Traveling in your personal vehicle allows flexibility with time and low fuel costs. There are pros and cons to moving yourself. Something that can prove to be very difficult is not having enough space for all of your furniture and household items. Renting a trailer and hitching it to your car can help you, but this also depends on how much furniture you have and how large it is. While this can be a huge money saver to rent a trailer remember that you will have to do everything on your own (or with the help of friends) and will be liable for all of your items. You may also want to consider the mileage you are adding to your vehicle.
3. Moving with a Rental Truck
Maybe you have too many items to move in your own personal vehicle and rented trailer. Another option is by renting a moving truck. Most companies allow you to rent based on one-way trip or round trip. Renting a moving truck allows you to continue to be flexible with your schedule, but with more room for all of your belongings. If you don’t have room left in the rental truck you may be
able to rent a trailer to attach to the truck. However, keep in mind that as you are moving you will be in charge of loading and unloading your truck.
4. Moving with Professional Movers
So this is more expensive than moving your own items, but it is one of the most convenient solutions. Hiring professional movers is especially great for long distance moving in the New Year. Certain companies give a full service of handling everything from loading the truck and unloading the truck once they reach your new home. Depending on the company they may also help you pack your items. Compare different companies and how they charge you and see what is best for you! Also read reviews on how furniture and other items were handled during the move.
5. Manage Moving Stress
Moving can be a stressful process. The pre and post stress can be a lot on top of your work schedule. Before moving you likely have a large list of things that need to be taken care of before the big move. From small to large tasks like changing your address with the Post Office, changing your bank (or notifying them of your move) and possibly registering in a new state can be a lot. Be sure to map out the most important to the least important tasks that need to be done before you move to your new town or city. When you have decided what needs to be done and know the location of those places you will be able to complete your tasks quickly.
Once you are officially moved and in your new home set aside an entire weekend to unpack. When you have boxes lying around all over the place it is stressful to dig through when you are looking for your favorite mug, or even just a fork! By setting aside an entire weekend you can make sure everything gets cleaned, unpacked, and put away. This will allow you to relax and not worry for three years about unpacked boxes.
Looking for a place to store your items during your move or furniture that no longer fits in your new home? Contact us and we will find a storage unit for you. Moving in the New Year is a great way to start a new you!