At Affordable Family Storage, we know that moving out of your parents’ house is an exciting experience. But with so many factors to take into consideration, it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed as well. To help you through the process, the moving and storage experts here at Affordable Family Storage have provided a few tips.
Moving is not something you can do on a whim. To make sure the process runs smoothly, you should create a moving plan that works for you and your parents. Start by picking a date for your move and then figure out what you will take with you and what you will leave behind. You should also make a list of things you will need. Do you need to find a couch? A kitchen table? Will your new place have a washer and dryer? By thinking through these problems in advance, you can avoid some future headaches.
Many first-time movers are shocked by just how expensive moving can be. If you’re doing the moving by yourself, you will have to factor in money for gas and moving supplies, such as tape and boxes. If you are moving to a different state, you will also have to factor in the price of changing your license and car insurance. On top of these expenses, you need to pay your first month’s rent and utilities and you may even need to set up Wi-Fi and cable. Just be sure to plan ahead so you don’t drain your finances.
Not everyone will have to hire movers, but if you do, be sure to call them well in advance. Once you determine your moving date, be sure to call the moving company and make preparations. If you are not hiring movers but you plan on renting a moving truck, be sure to reserve your truck as soon as possible. When you are moving, nothing should be done last minute.
When you move out of your parents’ house, it’s important to stay organized. Packing can be an overwhelming process. You have to determine what you will keep, what will stay, and how you will transport it. At Affordable Family Storage, we recommend starting the process by going to your local grocery store and asking if they have any boxes they would like to give away. Most are happy to help. As you are packing, be sure to label each box so you know where to take it when you finally get moved into your new place.
When you are moving, it helps to rent a storage unit. Perhaps you cannot fit all your possessions in your new place and your parents want them out of the house, or perhaps you are moving in a rush and simply need a space to store your belongings until you are settled. If you are looking for a storage unit, contact Affordable Family Storage. We offer climate-controlled units in a variety of sizes. Oh, and our prices are ideal for a mover’s budget. To learn more, contact Affordable Family Storage today at 417-658-4458. Good luck with your move!