A lot of people get very nervous and dread a house move more than they dread a visit to the dentist. If this is the first time you have moved without your parents doing the planning and organising for you, then it is normal for you to be anxious. Just stay calm, make a moving checklist, so you do not forget to do anything, prepare yourself thoroughly, and this move will be as smooth as silk.
If you own pets, then you have to make special considerations and arrangements for those pets. Pets are a big part of our lives, and on moving day they stand a higher risk of being injured, becoming stressed, or being lost. If you have pets be sure that you do the following things:
- Ask your vet to recommend a vet in the new area you are moving to. You also want to make sure you have a copy of your animals records proving immunisations, and medical concerns the animal may have so the new vet you choose will be able to properly treat your animal from the first day they see them.
- Schedule to have someone take care of the animal on the day you move. It is best if you get someone the animal is comfortable with and familiar with to care for them for a couple of days while you get moved into your new place and get settled in. This will allow you to not worry about your pet as much and on the day the pet is introduced to their new home it will allow you to have the time to help them adjust to their new surroundings.
Moving Your Valuables
Some of our personal belongings are more valuable than others. There are some of our personal belongings that we have to have, and some things that could be used to create false identities and such if they fell into the wrong hands. You need to take anything that you consider to contain private information or anything you think to be irreplaceable and move those things in your vehicle.
Things you should always move in your vehicle
- Personal papers such as:
- Birth certificates and identification papers
- Contracts with banks and financial institutions
- Medical records
- Chequebooks and checking account information
- Credit cards and debit cards
- Stock certificates
- Expensive items such as jewellery
- Stamp collections
- Coin collections
- Soft copies of data that is saved on your computer hard-drives
- Laptop computers
- Cell phones
Moving is a difficult time in our lives, and the only way to make moving more comfortable is to plan for the move in great detail. Do not wait until the day before you plan to move to do things like mail out change of address notifications, try to find packing materials, or call the utility companies.
If you plan your move and follow your plan, you can do this with a minimum of stress and anxiety.