Are you relocating from Orange County? The process of moving is hectic in itself, yet is still a byproduct of shifting careers or adjusting family life. Things like paperwork, address changes, and clutter around the house can cause stress if not taken care of before the move. We would like to help make the experience of relocating as easy as possible for you. Some local moving companies may fall short in helping you remember important details such as documents and personal items that sometimes slip through the cracks. Our Orange County CA Movers will be there with you every step of the way.
Organize the paperwork
Few people enjoy the hassles of dealing with paperwork. However, some paperwork helps hold your daily life together. Don’t forget to update information on day to day documents such as driver’s licenses, credit cards and bank account information. Many stores ask for a matching driver’s license with large credit card transactions, such as new furniture or home improvement supplies. Gas stations often require the billing zip code for credit cards at the pump. Prepare for the address changes, locate and secure your sensitive personal information where it’s safe and accessible to you.
There is a helpful list of resources from the Orange County government on things to keep in mind during a move. If you’re doing an interstate move, check the government website of your new state for public safety and community resources. Anticipating these details ahead of time will save trouble and embarrassment when trying to enjoy a new home and community.
Get rid of unnecessary clutter
Don’t wait until the week of moving to decide whether furniture or items should be kept or disposed of. While it’s relatively easy to give things away, it’s much more expensive to buy new items than keep existing ones. For example, if you give away a coffee table and find out after move in you need it, finding a nice table will be both difficult and expensive. If you do decide to get rid of items, try to sell them first, give to friends and family, or donate to a local charity to avoid waste. The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries of Orange County and other charities are great places to start for donations.
Pack and organize what you don’t use daily
After the big action items for relocating have been taken care of, the reality of leaving a home sets in. It is important to keep up the good momentum and progress. One of the most crucial areas to the move of course, is packing. Make the moving week sane by packing items you don’t use every day, while you’re not in a rush. Family dishes, decorations, toys and equipment that aren’t needed in the move can be packed ahead of time. Having less options to prioritize during moving week will help decision making when the family becomes tired and ready to leave.
When it comes to moving day, just try to relax and let your residential movers do what they do best. Moving to a new home is always a significant step for any individual or family. Make sure to get the most enjoyment from new experiences and communities.
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