Thursday, November 1, 2018

Moving for the First Time? Here are Important Do's and Don'ts

There will come a time that you’ll have to move out of the house you grew up in. It may be for school, career, or you simply want to grow as an independent person. You’ll be pretty excited about it until the day it comes. Sure, there’s still the excitement; but you’ll also be feeling anxious and sad at the same time. With the roller coaster of feelings, it’s best to be getting some help moving.

Moving out is a major life changer and it can be pretty tough for the first time. That’s why here is a guide of things you should do and shouldn’t do; plus you can know which kind of help you can find apart from your parents and friends.

Hire a moving company

You can do-it-yourself, or better yet, you can hire a moving company to pack and move your stuff to your new place.
First off, we’ll talk about hiring a moving company. These are moving specialists who help pack and move your things from your home to your new place. They usually send a team of people at your house and from there, pack everything you need. They provide boxes and equipment, especially for special packages and fragile stuff. However, you can always provide that to them.

Apart from the manpower, they also have trucks. You can choose from big ones to small ones depending on your load. But be reminded that the cost will depend on that as well plus a few other factors such as location and time.

You can always hire these specialists for an easier time and if you don’t have much assistance. They’re also good so you can move within the day and save time and effort.

Moving 101: The Do’s

To make sure your moving is a success, here are a few things you must do:

     Have a solid financial plan - Having money for emergencies is essential. If you’re an adult, you’ll want to guarantee you have a few month’s rent worth so you can have peace of mind while looking for a job or your first paycheck.
     Have a steady income - Don’t move out if you don’t have the means to pay for rent. If possible, make sure you have a job before finding a place.
     Know your living situation - Check the place you’re planning to move into and memorize the neighborhood. You also should be looking for a place where you’re comfortable and you feel is more convenient for you. For example, it’s near your workplace. Guarantee that you’re also comfortable with your roommate/housemate if you have one. It’s even better if you know them for security reasons.
     Ready yourself for chores - Living the easy life with your parents is no surprise. But if you move out, you have to first practice good habits, especially when it comes to cleaning and organizing. This is more essential if you’re living with someone else. Small things like these could help avoid unnecessary conflict within the house.

Moving 101: The Don’ts

Never move out without a plan.

Of course, there are also things you shouldn’t do. Here are a few:

     Don’t procrastinate - Packing is not fun. But you should keep everything ready before you leave. Even if you’re hiring a moving company, you better have a head start especially with private stuff. This also applies when you unpack your belongings.
     Don’t hesitate to ask for help - You might be moving out to be independent, but don’t let your pride get in the way and ask for help when you need it. Help could be from your family, your friends, or a moving specialist.
     Don’t move out without a plan - Planning is your preparation. Plan everything from where you are moving to when. Spontaneity won’t work, especially with budgeting.


This can be one of the most overwhelming decisions in life, but it’s something you need to experience in order to grow. What are your tips when it comes to moving and what are your do’s and dont’s for first-time movers?

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