Monday, September 19, 2011

How Long Will It Take Me to Move?

Moving On Monday

Moving takes time. There's prepping the home, showing it, looking for a new home, and packing up all your belongings. So how much time should you allot out of your schedule for the move? That depends. Every move is different because everyone's live are different.

When you are tallying the hours, keep these factors in mind:

⌂ How much you own—from furniture down to books and CDs, the more you have, the longer it will take you to sort, pack and unpack.
⌂ Your work schedule—If you work full time, decide how much you can realistically get done on evenings and weekends.
⌂ School schedules—If you have school-age children, you will have to work around their extra-curricular activities.
⌂ Family size and ages—Little ones take time away from you, while teenagers can be put to work.
⌂ Outside help—What friends or family members can you rely on for assistance?
⌂ Who will pack and fill the truck—If you hire movers, this can be done for you. If you rent a truck, the packing, filling of the truck, emptying of the truck, and unpacking will all be your responsibility.
⌂ Distance of the move—If you are moving across town, you can make small trips over a few days or weeks. If you are moving cross-country, there are many more factors involved such as airline/hotel reservations, car transportation, etc.

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