Moving can be challenging, and that’s especially true if you’re moving by yourself. First time moves are difficult because you will encounter a number of challenges you never would have anticipated–it takes a bit of practice to know what to expect.
Here are Tristate’s official tips for first time movers in Maryland.
Start Acting Like An Independent Adult
Don’t worry, we’re not about to give you a long-winded lecture about what it means to be an adult! Instead, we’re offering some practical advice: start building the kinds of habits that successful independent adults cultivate.
For example, when you were living with your parents, you may have been able to get away with being a little loose with your budget. You knew that if you ran out of money, the worst thing you would experience was a bit of boredom until your next paycheck. But if you’re living on your own, running out of money can mean not being able to pay for groceries or rent! Before you move out, get your financial habits and budget in order!
Additionally, if you haven’t already, start helping your parents out with basic home maintenance tasks: cleaning, dishes, cooking, yard work, etc. You’ll have to do those things when you move out, so you may as well start building those habits now.
Take Inventory Of Your Stuff
We’ve offered this tip in several other blog posts, but it applies here just as much as anywhere else. You don’t want to lug a bunch of useless clutter from one place to another, which is why you want to take inventory of your stuff. Go over which of your things you actually want to keep, and what you want to toss, give away, or donate to charity. The fewer things you can move with, the simpler your moving process will be.
It’s true that as a young person, you and your friends are probably capable of carrying lugging your things by yourself. But that will take a long time, and you’re busy.
Plus, we’ll make sure everything is safely and properly packed so none of your things end up getting damaged during transport.
Focus on living your best life, and let us handle the heavy load!