Nobody looks forward to the actual process of a move. There are a lot of factors that make a move difficult. While you can take time to eliminate as much stress as possible, there are still tasks and chores that are going to prove difficult. Preparing for those hard parts will make you better able to handle them when they inevitably pop up. To help you become prepared for the cropping up of unfortunate complications, here are some of the issues that can make moving difficult.
Moving is Expensive
It is going to cost you a lot to move. Sure, the fewer the items needing to be transported, or the shorter the distance you need to travel, the less it is going to cost you. No matter how much stuff you have, however, there are going to be significant costs involved. Aside from your own knick knacks and furniture, packing materials, trucks and even fuel for the truck all add up very quickly. Be prepared ahead of time for the costs that are going to be involved. Make sure that you are going to have enough to cover all of them ahead of time and be ready for small eventualities that may pop up during your move. You don’t want to be surprised by hidden costs if you are straying dangerously close to the limit of your budget.
Did you check the cost of living in the area that you are moving to? Are you ready to handle the first two weeks of your paycheck being held? Do you have enough to cover a month’s worth of expenses, just in case? All of these issues must be factored into your post move budget. If you spend all of your available funds on your move, you are not going to have anything to live on for the first month or so in your new home. Make sure that you have left yourself enough of a margin to cover the first few months you occupy your new living space.
Things are going to be Different
No matter how close or far from your previous home you move, things are going to be different. You are going to be adjusting to unfamiliar surroundings. For some time, you will not feel at home. You need to allow yourself and your family a period of adjustment to your new surroundings. Don’t try to rush the process. Just realize that things are going to feel strange for a little bit, but soon your new house will feel like your home.
Moving is Tough on Pets and Kids
Pets and kids are alike in that they don’t like change. Pets tend to be territorial and can be very ill at ease when they are moved from their familiar surroundings. It is going to take them time to adjust to their new home and get used to being there.
Kids will adjust more quickly than your pets will, but they will still need time to adapt to their new spaces. Older kids, who may be leaving familiar friends and schools behind, may warrant extra consideration.
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