Stressful and tedious—these words often come up when people talk about their experience when moving to a new house or office. While it’s unlikely for a move to be 100% stress-free, you can still relocate to your new address with your wits intact and with plenty of energy to spare. Here’s how you can do it.
Moving to a New Home
Two months before the date of the move, prepare a checklist of things to do. On top of that list should be researching moving companies and long distance van lines. Hiring professional movers would be best if you have many fragile items or antiques to transport over thousands of miles. You would want to make sure the family heirloom is in good hands, for example, and that it will arrive in one piece.
Planning for a move involves identifying and purchasing the right kind of packing materials. Don’t wait at the last minute to buy them. Make sure you have enough sealers, adhesives, and labeling tools. It won’t hurt to learn the most efficient ways of packing clothes and other belongings, too.
Transferring to a New Business or Office Address
Planning a move to a new business address is similar to moving to a new home. You’ll need to make lots of checklists and get people to help you out.
The first thing you must do (preferably a few months before the move) is to gather your team and ask for volunteers. Assign point persons who’ll take charge over specific aspects of the move. It’s to ensure that you cover all bases and don’t forget anything important. You’d also have to inform your clients about your relocation. It’s advisable that you settle all relevant transactions before moving so that when you get to your new office or business space, you can start with a clean slate.
You might want to consider hiring IT specialists to dismantle and pack if you have computers and other electronic devices. Also, consider renting a secure storage facility for the pricey appliances you can’t take to the new location just yet.
A move is an excellent opportunity for change and progress. You have the power to make it less stressful, more exciting, and highly effective.