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So your sabbatical is coming to an end, but you’ve decided that you’re not quite ready to return to your original company and life just yet. You’ve been inspired by all the new places you’ve seen and people you’ve met while on your travels, and you ‘ve decided that it’s time for a change of scenery.
You’re ready for a travel inspired move!
This is an exciting decision, but it’s one that comes with a lot of logistics. There are many different pieces that need to come together in order for your move to be successful. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 10 different services that you need to get lined up before your big trave inspired move.
Packing Boxes and Supplies
Obviously, you’ll need to gather boxes and other packing supplies before you can start packing up your belongings. If you have friends or family members who have recently moved, see if they have any boxes that you can use. Otherwise, you can purchase them from a local hardware store or online. Be sure to get a variety of sizes to accommodate all of your different items.
Unless you’re planning on renting a truck and doing the move yourself, you’ll need to hire a moving company. Be sure to do your research and read reviews before selecting a household moving company. Get quotes from a few different companies to ensure that you’re getting the best deal possible.
If you don’t have the time or energy to pack up all of your belongings yourself, you can hire a packing service. This is a great option for those who are busy or have a lot of stuff to pack. The cost of a packing service will vary depending on the size of your home and the amount of stuff you have.
Once you’ve packed up all of your belongings and moved them into your new home, you’ll need to clean your old one. Unless you’re planning on doing it yourself, you’ll need to hire a cleaning service. Be sure to get quotes from a few different companies so that you can find the best deal possible.
If you’re not moving into your new home right away or you need to store some of your belongings, you’ll need to rent a storage unit. Storage units come in all different sizes, so be sure to select one that’s big enough to accommodate all of your stuff. Be sure to compare prices from different companies before making a decision.
Change of Address
Once you know your new address, you’ll need to change your address with the post office. This can easily be done online or by visiting your local post office. Be sure to do this at least a few weeks before your move so that you don’t miss any important mail.
Unless you’re moving into a brand new home, you’ll need to set up utilities at your new address. This includes electricity, gas, water, trash, and sewage. Be sure to contact the utility companies a few weeks before your move so that everything will be up and running by the time you arrive.
If you rely on the internet for work or school, you’ll need to set up service at your new address. Contact your internet provider and let them know when you’ll be moving. They’ll be able to provide you with information on how to transfer service to your new home.
If you’re moving into a new home, you’ll need to have it treated for pests. This is especially important if you live in an area that’s prone to insects or rodents. Be sure to contact a pest control company a few weeks before your move so that they can treat your new home.
If you’re not already covered by renters or homeowners insurance, be sure to get a policy in place before your move. This will protect your belongings in case of any damage or theft during the move. You can easily get quotes from different companies online and compare rates.
Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these 10 steps, you can ensure that everything goes smoothly for your travel inspired move.
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