Moving from one home to another should be a happy time for the family. It’s a time for a new environment and meeting new people. Before you get settled in the new home, there are some hurdles that you need to clear. Some of these hurdles seem too high, but with a little help from family and friends, you can get over them so that you can enjoy your new space.

The Money Isn’t There

One of the biggest obstacles with moving is that the money just isn’t there. You might need to be out of your current home by a certain day but don’t have the money for a deposit and rent on another home. You might not have the money to pay all of the deposits for the new home. If you know that you have a certain date to be out of your current home, start saving money as soon as possible. Stop going out to eat and spending money on anything that is unnecessary for the family. If you are finding it hard to pay deposits for things like cable, internet or even the electricity, see if there are any organizations that can help, or bundle services together to save as much money as possible.

Not Enough Help

When it’s time to move, you probably want to get everything done in a few days instead of waiting and waiting on help to arrive. The lack of family and friends who have the vehicles and the strength to help move everything from one home to another can be frustrating. Make a schedule for those who have volunteered to help you with reminder calls a few days in advance. If you don’t have anyone available who can help, consider hiring a professional moving company, such as Affordable Transfer Co Inc. The company will have all of the supplies to pack and move everything from blankets to beds safely to your new home.

What to Take

One of the things you might come across when moving is deciding what needs to stay and what needs to go, such as clothing you don’t wear or toys that kids no longer use. Spend some time putting items that you don’t need in a few boxes to either donate or use for a yard sale. Make a bit of money on your unwanted items, using that money for food, gas or even a fun movie night in the new home.

The Unexpected Events

Sometimes, even the best plans need to be rearranged. Something might happen with the new home that would prevent you from moving in on the day that you’re supposed to, such as a final inspection or an issue that the landlord needs to address. There might be an emergency with a vehicle that is being used to transport your belongings. Make sure you have something for the kids to do while they’re waiting, and keep a little money aside in case you have to stay in a hotel for a night or two until the new house is completely ready.

Anything can happen when you’re moving. You might not even have enough money or help to get moved on time. If you create a detailed plan and include a few backup ideas, then you can be on your way to happiness in your new home in no time.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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