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5 Tips for Relocating: A Guide for Rental Property Tenants

Young couple with daughter moving to their new home.Relocating to a new place can be a mix of worry and joy. There are many reasons to move, such as work, family, or personal reasons, it is crucial to plan ahead to ensure a smooth transition. In this article, we will provide five tips to help you smoothly relocate to your next home.

Creating a Pre-Move Checklist Step-by-Step

Creating a pre-move checklist is essential to ensure a smooth and stress-free relocation. The list should have all the important tasks to be completed before the move. Some of the vital items that should be included in the checklist are:

  • Compose a moving budget
  • Book a moving company or reserve a truck if you’re doing it yourself
  • To keep track of everything, make a moving book or a Google Doc
  • Get the things you need, like boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper
  • Things you’re not taking with you should be sold or given away
  • Change your address with the USPS
  • Transfer internet, gas, and electric utilities or set up a new service
  • Pack whatever you can
  • Schedule furniture deliveries
  • Plan your goodbye or housewarming parties

By creating a pre-move checklist, you can stay organized and ensure nothing is left behind.

Decluttering Your Belongings

Decluttering your belongings is an important thing to do before moving. It presents an opportunity to get rid of items you no longer require or use, saving you money on moving expenses and making your new home feel more organized. Making a plan and making goals is the first thing you should do to effectively declutter. Then, go through your things and choose what to keep, give away, or sell. Use the 80/20 rule to eliminate items you don’t use regularly and consider using containers to sort your possessions. Lastly, make sure you get rid of things properly by recycling, giving them away, or selling them.

Packing Smart

  • Gather free packing supplies: Looking for free moving boxes and supplies? Check with large retailers and local businesses that often have empty boxes. Ask friends, family, and coworkers for extra materials like packing tape, bubble wrap, and mattress bags.
  • Use what you already have: Use household items as packing materials when moving. For example, use stuffed animals, blankets, and towels to fill empty spaces in boxes. Use hampers, laundry baskets, dresser drawers, duffle bags, and garbage bags for lightweight items. To protect breakable items, use hardshell suitcases with wheels.
  • Invest in specialty equipment and services: Invest in packing supplies for fragile items like mirrors, TVs, and glassware, or hire movers to pack these delicate items for added assurance.

Researching Your New Neighborhood

To ensure you make the right decision and feel at home in your new neighborhood, visit the area and check online resources, crime rates, schools, and local events. This will help you understand the community, amenities, and culture.

Self-Care During Relocation

Taking care of yourself while moving is essential to stay healthy and stress-free. Figure out the logistics of your move, such as whether you will hire a moving company or rent a truck, then start small by tackling the little things concerning your move, like setting up a few boxes or packing a drawer or two. Begin packing early to allow yourself more time to pack than you need. Fourth, sleep well, eat healthy meals, and take breaks when needed!

Relocating encountering something new and difficult can be both difficult and exciting if you’re ready for it. If you follow these five tips, you’ll have a successful move. Make a moving plan, get rid of unnecessary things, pack wisely, learn about your new neighborhood, and take care of yourself before you move.


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