Congratulations! Whether it’s your first job after college or a mid-career change, you’re embarking on an exciting new journey filled with new challenges, new opportunities, and, yes, unfortunately, new sources of stress. We’ve put together a quick guide so that you can get organized, make your move easier, and start that new job with confidence!
Make a list!
Packing and moving is no small effort. Try and include everything that needs to be accomplished before the actual move begins. This includes everything from hiring a moving company (if you’re going that route) to shutting off utilities at the old place, changing your address and changing the locks, researching new schools near your new home, and much more.
Create a budget.
Moving can be expensive. Even if you don’t pay a moving company. There’s the cost of everything from packing tape and boxes to gas to the cost in time off work to actually do the move. Obviously, you can add it all up once all is said and done, but that may not be feasible, especially if you are working from a limited budget. In that case, you may want to create a spreadsheet that includes every expense you can think of, along with an estimated cost, so you can keep to your budget without too much worry when the day of the actual move arrives.
Take a complete inventory of each room.
Anyone who has ever experienced a move has also experienced having something get lost in the move. Create a inventory of everything that’s in each room. This can be turned into lists of contents for boxes or a guide to unpacking once everything is at its destination. If you don’t want to list everything, things can be photographed of the contents of each room and each closet.
Stock up on packing and moving supplies.
There is nothing worse than being halfway through the packing process only to realize that you don’t have enough boxes, enough tape, you name it. Be sure to get plenty of boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and packing paper to help make sure your stuff gets where it’s going in one piece. We have a wide variety of these supplies available. Plastic tubs and make for the best utilization of space when it comes to organizing, stacking, moving, and storing!
Reserve a self storage unit near your new home.
As we already mentioned, self storage units from LINCOLN SELF STORAGE can be a lifesaver for those who are planning a move. Whether you’re looking for temporary storage while you settle in or something more long-term or just need some extra space, we have what you need. Just make sure to plan ahead and reserve your space early!
We make it simple, easy and convenient! We are located near downtown Lincolnton and right off Hwy 321.