Moving for the first time? Make sure you read this short guide before you start!
It doesn’t matter if you are young, adult, aged or from any other group of people, in every man’s life, there is a time when he has to move out, at least for a short period of time.The matter of fact is, for example, that Americans move 12 times in their life on average.Opportunities for moving can be different- Moving to a high school or to a college, moving to another job, seeking a better life, looking for a peace etc. Regardless of a reason, you are moving, there are some things that you must consider before the very start of the relocating process. In case you are moving for the first time, get the advice from an experienced mover, which our experts from moving department certainly are, you might find useful in case you get in trouble, or to avoid getting in trouble.
The decision about moving
- Should I move?
There is a saying invented by a wise man- first things first. Before you move to another place, you have to make the decision. I said THE decision on purpose. You can’t just clap your hands and decide to move just like that. There are different things to consider before moving, especially before moving for the first time. You need to explore do you have everything you need and everything you would possibly need in the future there where you are.
If you decide that you do not have, or that you want something different in your life, make sure that you are completely aware of what you want.
- Where am I going to move?
When we decided to move, the next step is- where to move. This is the very nice position to be in. You decide where to move for the first time in your life. There is completely blank paper in front of you, and you get to choose what will you fill it with. Explore, do proper research and rank places by criteria that you make, so when you finally choose the place you could be sure that it is the right place for you. You do not want to move for the first time, and then get scared, disappointed and back where you were before. That could possibly ruin your life and blow your self-confidence away.
- How am I going to move for the first time?
When you decided that you are sure you want to move, you wisely chose your future home, you need to figure out how to move. Our advice is to pick a good moving company to help you. You do not want to get into trouble on your first step. Besides, you are moving for the first time, they probably know more than you when it comes to relocating from one place to another. But be patient and do the same careful research about moving company as you did about the place you want to move to. Do not make a problem by jumping in hands of a fraudulent moving company.
Top tips when for first-time movers:
- Money issue- common problem when relocating for the first time
The first, and by far the most important thing when moving for the first time is- Have the money for life prepared, prior to your packing of boxes. It doesn’t matter if your parents are going to pay you, or you have savings, scholarship, or some other source of money, you need something to live before you get settled. That might happen soon, but also might never happen. Therefore, you must be sure that, in any case, you have enough to survive, otherwise you are putting yourself, or possibly your family members, at high risk.
- Items that you should(not) carry with you when you are a first-time mover
When we discussed money issue in the previous paragraph, we said that, when you are moving to another place, there is a chance that you never fit in, and you have to move again, and in a case of first moving, that probability is very big. Therefore, you should only bring necessities (in case that you have got where to leave your previous items), so if the need for a new relocation arises, you wouldn’t have to drag grossly stuff everywhere with you. As a man who has been doing movings for more than a decade, I know what problem that could be. Sparing money that you don’t have on moving companies, again and again, reliving stressed situations, having your valuables damaged are just some of the problems you could get into. So, when moving for the first time, pick the place for life that is already equipped with everything you need for life, and just move there most valuable things you have. After a while, if you get settled and you decide to stay there, it will not be that much of a trouble to buy things one after another.
- What the future housing should contain
We said that you should not bring too many things with yourself when moving for the first time. But, as we said, in that case, you should pick at least basically-equipped place to move to. Being that you move for the first time, here is the list what future place must contain:
- Sleeping bad- The first and maybe the most important thing for first-time movers’ new home is a comfortable bad, because, in case you don’t sleep well, there are great chances of being nervous the next day
- Table- You have to eat, place your drink or write somewhere, so, the table is also must have for new home. Together with the chairs, of course.
- Kitchen items– when you move to another place for the first time, be sure that you do not escape cooking and washing the dishes, therefore you must have a cooker, a kitchen sink, and a fridge.
- Dresser- You need a place to place your wardrobe. You don’t want your new home to look messy with your stuff all over the place, do you?
- Cleaning items- Things get dirty. So they must be washed, and you need a washing machine. The dust falls down every second- vacuum cleaner will help you get rid of it.
Besides the aforementioned things that you must have to get started after your first time moving, there are many other things required to make the place cozy, for example, the shelf for the tv, night table, a lamp, kitchen tools, music and many others. But those things you can afford to buy during the time, and make that place where you relocate a real new home. What we only mentioned here were the necessities for a start, to be able to begin your new chapter in life, after the first relocation.