If you’re already in the middle of getting ready to move out, it’s very likely that one of the issues that will start bothering you sooner or later concerns the necessities when moving out for the first time – what to take with you at all costs and what to consider leaving behind. This is an important question that will determine how your entire relocation plays out in the following weeks.
What do you need when moving out? Naturally, your very first thoughts will be concentrated on the material things you should not forget to take with you to your new home, and you’re probably already searching for various lists of things you need when moving out. The problem with such essentials checklists is that they are too general to begin with and cannot possibly cover effectively the case-by-case nature of each moving job. Yes, each relocation instance has its specifics and implying that every home mover needs to take their favorite frying pan sounds a bit… too good to be true.
So, instead of focusing on what essential actual and real-life items to take with you, this time we have decided to say a few words about what non-material things you need when moving out of home.
So, besides relocation luck, what other essentials do you need when moving out?
Nobody can deny that to be thrifty in life is a virtue that proves its worth time and time again. Therefore, the moment your residential move is confirmed and you are expected to start preparing to move out, reach deep within yourself and find whatever amount of frugality you can find there.
Successful moves are often the result of right choices being made, but if you manage to think of and implement clever ways to pay less for your relocation and still receive the high quality services you deserve, then the satisfaction that your smart decisions have saved you hard-earned money will be complete.
Become the thriftiest person you know (but not stingy) by always looking for smart ways and techniques to lower the relocation price, such as:
- Ask for accurate in-home estimates from 3-4 top rated movers.
- Compare the received offers and analyze carefully the services and their rates.
- Ask movers to meet you halfway and offer you an even better deal through promotions and discounts.
- Schedule your move on a day that will bring down the final price even further.
- Reduce the number of the items you’re moving to your new home to their absolute minimum in order to pay less for their transportation.
- Don’t buy all necessary packing materials but take advantage of the ones you already have in your home.
The best part of it all is that if you are thrifty by nature, you will know exactly what to do to have a perfectly affordable move.
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Sense of humor
Okay, we got the thriftiness covered. What else do you need when moving out for the first time? Ah, yes – you’re going to have to turn to your sense of humor as well.
Strangely as it sounds, one of the best ways to fight the serious matter of your residential move is to use humor as an effective self-mechanism to keep your sanity intact. The process of moving to an entirely different home located in a completely unknown city or even state is often a serious leap out of your comfort zone, and so the last thing you would want is to introduce more nerve-racking seriousness into the already palpable relocation related stress.
It won’t always be easy to see the funny side of things, especially when your move enters its toughest periods, but keeping your sense of humor from start to finish can easily become your lifesaver.
- Do not miss a single unique opportunity to release the accumulated tension by playing moving related games with your family members or friends, such as Guess the object under the box or Guess the tape rounds around the box.
- Do not pass a chance to have a good laugh even in the most absurd of situations – a funny joke at the expense of your movers, a friend dropping your collection of signed baseballs down the stairs, or your cat trying to find its way through the maze of large moving boxes.
- Try to hang around the happy crowd – those people who tend to focus on the positives in life and who will undoubtedly charge with a boost of positive energy and optimism for the near future ahead of you.
Of all the things you need when moving out, not leaving your optimism behind will guarantee a relatively problem-free post relocation period. Your belief alone that things will be alright after the move will carry you swiftly through what is known as relocation depression. Post relocation is believed by many experts to be the hardest phase during a residential move, surpassing even the most exhausting, chaotic and dangerous period of them all – Moving day.
Post relocation depression is a direct result of leaving your old life behind – your loyal family, good friends, the calming familiarity of your former home and city, and so on. What lies ahead of you is a new chapter filled with brand new challenges and scary uncertainty. If you notice troublesome symptoms which are highly untypical for you (excessive sleep, increased tiredness, lack of desire to leave your new home and/or meet new people, and general apathy), then you may have already fallen in the cunning trap of moving depression.
Armed with one of the three essential necessities when moving out – your strong optimism, follow the following tips for successfully overcoming worrisome signs of relocation depression:
- Don’t be afraid to meet you people and make new friends as that courageous act is the best weapon for dealing with the side effects of moving to a new home.
- Get to know your new neighbors, neighborhood and city to bring back that nostalgic element of familiarity back into your life.
- Arrange, furnish and decorate your new residence the way you’ve always wanted to bring excitement into your life, or retain your past home décor to restore your inner harmony.
- Keep the connection with your old-life friends and family alive by keeping in touch with the people who matter the most for you.
- And most importantly, don’t be too hard on yourself. Give yourself more time and keep your thriftiness, sense of humor and optimism alive.
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