September 8th, 2022 10:05 AM by Gregg Mower
Moving is a big job. One of the best ways to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the enormity of the task is to break it down into a series of smaller tasks. It can be helpful to create a checklist that walks you through what you need to do during the different stages of your move. So today, MAE Capital is here to help you do just that.
Eight Weeks to Moving Day
Start scheduling moving companies for estimates. Create a budget for your moving expenses. If you haven't already chosen your new location, pick one.
Considerations for Business Owners
If you are relocating a limited liability company from out of state, you may need to register your business with the state. The rules for registering LLCs vary by state so you need to research the rules before you move. You can handle the registration yourself or save some time and avoid expensive legal fees by using a formation service. Additionally, if you’re considering a mortgage to raise capital to continue or expand your business, contact the experts at MAE Capital.
Professionals You May Need Other Than Movers
While you are getting your movers scheduled, consider other types of professionals you may need to use. For example, if you have fragile or specialty items to move, such as musical instruments, pool tables, fine art or firearms, you may need to hire a specialty mover. It may also be helpful to engage the services of a real estate agent, find a new veterinarian and establish with a new primary care doctor.
What Could Go Wrong
Make a list of the various problems you could encounter during your move and brainstorm ways to overcome them. For example, what happens if the closing date on your existing home happens before the move-in date on your new home? Also, if your job doesn’t end up being what you thought it was and you have to go back on the market, don’t panic. You can give yourself an edge over the competition if you take advantage of free resume templates to highlight your skills as professionally as possible.
Six Weeks to Moving Day
This is the phase where you transition from planning things to doing things. Start organizing your stuff for the move. Acquire moving boxes and start labeling them. Get your vehicles serviced. Start packing a small amount each day.
Four Weeks to Moving Day
Donate or discard items you can't move or sell, such as frozen foods. Get your important documents together. Contact utility providers. Get ID tags for pets.
Two Weeks to Moving Day
Wrap up loose ends, such as using up your perishable food, during this period. Make arrangements for a safe place for your pets and kids to be during the move.
Your list will likely change and grow, meaning you might end up with more tasks. However, you can use this example to help you organize your move into more manageable chunks. Remember to stay calm. The process can be stressful, but it’s also a great chance to embark on an exciting new chapter of your life!
MAE Capital is a unique Brokerage firm born from the changing Real Estate and Mortgage Industry. Our operating model exemplifies a forward-thinking approach to the Mortgage and Real Estate Industry as a whole, which we apply to the benefit of our clients. Call (916) 672-6130.
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