Wow..it’s almost been a year since I moved to Dallas.
That time flew by, so this is long overdue. If you’re thinking about moving soon here is a checklist of things you may have not thought about.
Do a good deep clean of your closet
Get rid of clothes & shoes that you don’t wear before you move. It doesn’t make sense to waste time packing & moving dead weight. You can even make a little money & take your unwanted items to somewhere like Plato’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange or upload them on Poshmark. It also makes you feel all brand new & whatnot. Go into your new space with less burdens.
2. Go ahead & buy a few necessities
Moving can be so expensive because you’re buying so much at once. Before I moved I lived with my mom & knew that eventually I would be getting a place of my own. Every time I got paid I would buy a few things that I knew I would need.
That’s about all I bought because I didn’t want to have to physically move too much. But at the same time it really helped because I wasn’t spending tons of money when I moved buying every single thing I may have needed.
3. Go to the doctor
You’re probably thinking what the world does this have to do with moving? lol Well sometimes it can be hard finding a new doctor where you’re moving. I’ve been in Dallas 9 months & I still haven’t found a doctor. So go ahead & make appointments to see all your doctors; primary care physician, dentist, eye doctor, etc.
4. Get your prescriptions filled
This is an extension from the previous checklist item. Sometimes you need a doctor’s authorization to refill your prescriptions. You don’t want to be caught stuck with having to find a doctor in your new city & go through that whole process again. So go ahead & re-up before you move.
5. Maintenance your car
You may be driving to where you’re moving. Go ahead & get an oil change, a good detail, your tires rotated & allat good stuff.
I feel like those are some tips that you may not have thought about. Here’s a list of the obvious one’s just to..you know make this full circle.
Save money- We already talked about how moving can be expensive. Also, you may be moving away from friends & family so you want to make sure if an emergency occurs that you have safety nest.
Do your research about the area- Research the apartments, cost of living, things to do, etc.
Collect boxes- Boxes are high for no reason. So make sure you collect some over time.
Start packing as soon as possible- Don’t stress yourself out packing last minute. You know how I said I was already buying things way before I knew I was moving? Well those things stayed packed. The window between me finding out I was moving & when I actually moved was kinda small. But I wasn’t really stressed because most of my necessities were already packed.
That’s all the tips that I have. If you have any or you’re planning to move let me know below!!