When managing a move, think of yourself as the foreman and everyone else as your workers. Someone has to take charge in a move, and ladies this is the time we have to step up. From planning to packing, it is absolutely essential that there is someone who can instruct people on where things are supposed to go. It will make the whole move go much smoother.
Managing a move is a great deal of responsibility. You must decide if you are going to hire professional movers, or get a rental truck and friends and family to help. Hiring professionals to box everything up and ship it is obviously the simplest way to do it, but it is also the most expensive. I recommend contacting a couple of the established moving companies in your area and getting moving quotes from each before moving forward.
When you compare the quotes make sure that each of the companies are providing the same services. Prices can vary greatly; if one company is going to pack and unpack boxes for you, while another is just going to move your boxes. There are other considerations as well which you should factor in, like a moving allowance from a company if you are moving for a new job and possible tax savings. If you have to relocate because of your job or your husband’s job, the cost of the move can be deducted from your tax return.
Moving can be very stressful and as the person in charge it is your job to make sure that things go as smoothly as possible. Give everyone in the family a job. Have the kids go through their stuff and get rid of old toys they don’t play with anymore. Tell your husband it is time he cleans out the garage and shed so that unwanted junk does not clutter up your new home.