Packing up your belongings and moving to a new place can stir up a variety of emotions in a person. For the adventurous type it may be very intriguing but for somebody who has not made the move before, it can be quite intimidating.
You have to find a new house, new friends, get a new driver’s license and a new family doctor. And these are just to mention some of the less annoying aspects.
Having a stress free relocation can be traced to two important steps; researching and planning. You want to start doing your research and scour the internet before making any final decisions. The more you know about your potential new home, the less stressful your move will be.
For 3 helpful tips on managing your time during a move, visit the handy removals advice we found at Wynnes Removals website
Now for our 5 vital questions to ask yourself before deciding to move!
What am I losing and gaining if I leave?
At some point in our lives we all have to step back and revaluate our choices. Everybody has their own reasons for wanting to move, it could be a dead end job or a bad relationship. For whatever the reason may be, it’s never too late for a fresh start.
You have to sit down and weigh the pros and cons of leaving your current home. “The grass is always greener on the other side” until you actually reach the grass on the other side. Make sure you know that once you leave, everything changes. You leave behind family, friends, a job, co-workers, previous relationships, and any other connections and memories you’ve made up until this point. Just make sure that you know what you’re getting yourself into and be sure that moving is your best option. For more important questions to ask yourself before moving, check out: http://thoughtcatalog.com/mei-mei/2014/04/17-questions-to-ask-yourself-before-moving-to-a-new-city/
Can I afford it?
First off you have to decide if you can afford the costs of moving which can add up quite quickly. Even if you don’t go the route of hiring professional movers, the price can be truly substantial.You will have to deal with the costs associated with actually moving your belongings from one place to another. This doesn’t sound like it would break the bank but the charges will add up fairly quickly.
Next you have to add in the costs of where you’re moving too and how much stuff you are bringing. The longer the distance, the more money you will have to pay out in gas, meals, and hotels. The more items you plan to bring with you also increases the cost because most moving companies will charge you depending on the weight and size of your items. So be sure to sort through your items and bring only what you need with you.
Another huge expenditure will be your new house or apartment costs. These can range from the buying price on a house, rent for an apartment or other start up costs.
Here’s an example of some of the charges you can expect:
- Packing Supplies
- Professional Moving Service or Renting a Moving Truck
- Moving insuranceStorage Unit Rental
- Moving Tools and Equipment
- New Home Cost
- Travel Fare
- GasMeals and Boarding
While most of these costs are unavoidable, there are many tips and tricks to help you save as much money as possible. For a few of these tips, check out: http://wynnesremovals.co.uk/moving-house/save-costs-moving/
Is this really the right place for me? (and my family)
Moving can be difficult on everyone but it adds more anguish when a family is involved. You will be responsible for taking care of everything at your new job and new house. But most importantly you have to make sure your family are adjusting to the new move as well. If you have a new job that pays double what you made before, but your family are miserable in their new “home”; is it really worth it?The community where you live has to be suited to match your family. This is where you will potentially spend the rest of your life and raise your children. You want to make sure that it’s the right environment to do these things. For more information to consider when moving around the UK
What’s my “Big Red Button” plan?
No matter what you set out to accomplish in life, it’s always very important to have a back up plan. If this new move doesn’t work out, do you have enough money to relocate back to your previous town or city? If not, then what’s next? It’s a tough question to ask yourself before you are settled into your new life, but it’s a crucial one for succeeding. Failure is a part of life that we all deal with but it’s a lot less daunting when you are prepared with a plan B! Here’s a great walkthrough on how to create your “Moving Checklist and Back Up Plan”: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/moving/moving-checklist
What does my gut say?
This one may sound a little ridiculous but I’ve always been a big believer in listening to your gut instinct. If you are constantly second guessing your decision to move, then you most likely are not ready to do so.
In day to day life we find ourselves thinking that the only option for us to move forward and progress, is to leave behind the place that we are. Moving from one place to another can be a defining moment in ones’ life. It gives you the opportunity to start fresh and become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Relocating is never easy but after time things will start to fall into place and you will settle into your new home.
Just remember that if the grass is not as green on the other side, you can always pack up and move on to plan B!