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Moving Your Family across Country? How to Make the Process as Efficient as Possible

Moving across the country will be a big change for your whole family. The basic parts of the moving process will be fairly similar whether you’re moving across the country or just down the street. The only difference is that there will be some adjustments needed for your family. Here are some of the ways that you can make your move as efficient as possible.

Move during Downtime

It can be hard enough on your kids having to move away from their friends. Pick a time during the summer months to complete your move. This will eliminate the need to pull your kids out of school during the middle of the year. It will also give everyone a chance to get settled before the school year starts up again. Take time off of work to get reestablished.

Pack Like a Pro

Organize and label all of your moving boxes. Label the contents and the room in which they belong. This will make getting things setup a little faster in your new home. Dedicate suitcases to the items that you’ll need during your transition. The items that are packed in boxes should be things that you can live without for a few days to a couple of weeks.

Look into a Moving Service

Moving across country may not be something that you want to do alone. Look into moving companies to help you complete the task. This will allow you to focus on your family and eliminate the extra stress of a move. Some companies will even help with the packing process. They have the experience to make sure that all of your items arrive at their destination in one piece.

Fly Instead of Drive

Even if you don’t want to use a moving company, you can still have your items shipped across the country in a pod or something similar. Fly instead of driving across the country. This will give you more of a chance to get settled into your new home without having to spend hours on the road. Your suitcases of your important things will come in handy until the rest of your household gear can arrive.

Once you’ve arrived at your new destination, take your time getting everything setup. It can be tempting to rush through the unpacking process. This only adds stress to an already stressful situation. Remember to focus on your family during this time so that you can adjust to your new environment together.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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