Traveling opens the mind to new opportunities. After a couple of weeks in paradise, it’s hard not to ask yourself why you don’t move. It’s not as if it’s tough. Find a realtor, make a bid, get the keys and haul the stuff out of town. In today’s era, moving is straightforward in many respects.
At least, it is on paper. In reality, everything can go wrong and make your attempt at relocation a dud. A success move is about covering the bases, especially the small details that go under the radar.
Here are the things you should know before, during and after.
Get Your Finances In Order
Before any funds are sanctioned and cleared, you need to understand whether you can afford the rates. The first port of call is the mortgage, which requires signing off before and during the property-buying phase. Typically, a lender can give you an insight into the monthly amounts before signing on the dotted line. Next, there is your career. Without a job, there aren’t many ways to keep up with the loan, and you might lose the house. Finally, you’ll want to set a budget for when you do move in as funds will be tight. Tightening your belt should help in the long-term, as will an emergency fund.
Pay Off the Final Bills
Most people like to leave this until the end yet it’s best to do it during the move. Why? It’s because you might start a new payment halfway through the month and have to fork out more money. Sometimes, it’s possible to live without electricity for a couple of days as long as there is gas. Or, some people pay off all of their debts and move out into a parent’s home to cut their expenses. Whatever you do, make sure the suppliers know you no longer live there after a certain date
Set Up The Basics
On the flip side, you’ll want there to be gas and electricity as soon as you step foot into your new home. The same goes for things such as an internet connection. Some things are too important to leave for a week or two. Regarding the former, there should still be a connection. All you have to do is take a reading and call the energy supplier. Optimum can help with wifi as they run a service which transfers or sets up a deal in your new pad. It’s painless so give it a thought.
After the truck pulls away and you’re in, there is still plenty to do. Oh yes, the fun doesn’t stop! Unpacking is an art because you need the essentials and the rest can wait. With that in mind, you should find the things which will come into use straight away. For example, kitchen utensils and electronics. To ensure you know where they are, label the boxes clearly in permanent marker. Then, they should be easy to spot.
There you have it – the before, during and after dynamics of a successful move away.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.