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Taking advantage of a move

  • July 20, 2012

Taking advantage of a move

Moving into a new home can seem like an arduous task. However, if you approach it in the right way, it's easy to transform this into an enriching and exciting experience. Because much of the rest of your life will likely be in a transitional phase, it's relatively simple to make relocation a time to travel and see the country.

If you are moving out of state, you can use the opportunity to see the country between your past and future homes and get a sense of what your new locale will be like, especially if you are bringing your car to your upcoming residence.

Here are a few tips for what to do after the household moving company has picked up your belongings, but before you move into your new home.

A fond farewell
One way to spend the few days leading up to the move into your new home is to say goodbye to your old area. This is a great opportunity to do the things you've always wanted to but have never had the time. Conversely, this could be an ideal chance to visit some of your favorite spots for the last time. Either way, it is important to make a schedule of what you plan to do, so you can squeeze it all in.

You can also use this as a reason to have friends or family visit before you hit the road. Any place you've lived for a while is likely to be filled with things you'll miss when you're gone. Use this as a way to see them before it's too late.

Scattered friends
Moving to a new region can also be a good time to visit some of those friends and family members you seldom get the opportunity to see. Plan a route between your old and new homes that takes you past a few of these rarely-seen loved ones. Once you settle into your new location, you'll likely have a lot to do initially, so make sure you take advantage of the transitional time.

Educational stops
If you have kids, it's a good idea to use the move as a way to bring your young ones to some of the country's historic sites. Find out what their interests are and tailor your trip to hit some of the related landmarks on the way. It's not that often your family has a natural reason to be driving around America, so capitalize on it by selecting a few of the places you think will give your children the best sense of our nation's deep and fascinating history.

Out of state movers
However you decide to use this time, it is crucial that you do everything you can to remove some of the burdens associated with moving. By hiring relocation movers, you can leave the hard stuff to the professionals while you focus on finding ways to make the event memorable.


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