Relocating for a new job? 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. Relocating can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re relocating to the Joplin, Pittsburg, or Frontenac areas, for example, Countryside Self Storage offers a range of storage units in Missouri and Kansas to help you keep your stuff organized and out of the way and help make your next move a snap. And that’s not all! 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! Moving is no small effort. With so much going on, it helps to list everything you’ll need to do as part of your pre-move organization. Try to include everything that needs to be accomplished, both before the actual move begins and by the time you’re settled into your new place. 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. Heck, you can even get specific by listing which family members are responsible for which tasks to make your plan simpler for everyone.
Create a budget spreadsheet. In addition to a lot of work, moving can also be expensive. Even if you don’t pay a moving company and just have friends and family come over to help out, 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. Fortunately, you can head this off and make the process easier on yourself by creating an inventory of everything that’s in each room. This can quickly 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, you can take extensive, detailed photographs of the contents of each room, each closet, each drawer, and so on.
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. However much you think you’ll need, odds are you’ll need more. Pick up plenty of boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and packing paper to help make sure your stuff gets where it’s going in one piece (Countryside Self Storage has plenty of these supplies available). Also keep in mind that plastic tubs and uniform box sizes 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 Countryside 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 to keep seldom-used items out of sight and out of mind, Pittsburg, Frontenac, and Joplin self storage units might be just what you need. Just make sure to plan ahead and reserve your space early!
Countryside Self Storage has four great locations, so there’s bound to be one near your new place!