planning your upcoming move

Planning Your Upcoming Move

Questions and advice to help you prepare for your relocation.

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Planning Your Upcoming Move

We live in times where most things are possible on an immediate basis. Even relocating across the country. A long distance move however is a big undertaking, and putting in the time to plan can be extremely helpful. Yes, it can happen with very little planning, but whether you’re moving only yourself and a few items, or the whole family including all your belongings, some detailed planning can go along way.


Do You Really Want To Move?

This is the first question to answer. The thought of moving can be romantic, but often, the reality of a relocation can blur that vision. To have a successful move, thorough planning is critical. Spending time researching can be beneficial, and prepare you for any challenges that may present themselves during the moving process.

Familiarize Yourself With The New Area

If you will be moving to a new city, state or even another country, try to visit a few times before the actual move. This way you can get an idea of local neighborhoods and plan where you would like to live. This can be helpful if you are moving with your family, or need to be close to work, due to relocation for a job.

Finding the right home prior to relocating is advised. It will save you having to move into temporary accommodation and storing your household belongings while looking for a new home. It will also help when deciding what furniture you will move.

Move Yourself Or Hire A Moving Company?

Another important questions to ask is: "Should You Move Yourself Or Hire A Moving Company?" Moving companies offer different services, therefore, it can be possible with some companies to have a combination of a DIY move, and hire a professional moving team to assist with some of the requirements that come with moving.


Even the smallest of moves will cost you something. Having an idea of costs will help you make decisions and prepare you for the unexpected. Check out Creating a Moving Budget.

To Do List

Writing a to do list is imperative to getting you started and staying organized. It is one component in many moving parts to accomplishing a successful move. View our Moving Timeline to see a detailed list of what to incorporate on you’re to do list. Your list will be specific to your individual move. Prioritize each task accordingly and create a system that allows you to view the status and progress of each stage.

Selling Your Home

Do you need to sell your current home? This can be an important factor when determining when and how your move will happen. The average home is on the market for approximately 65 days. Of course, this figure can vary. Some factors to take into consideration when beginning the process of selling your home and how long it may take are: location, price and season.

Whether your relocation is for professional or personal reasons, planning ahead is fundamental.

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