Quick: What's the worst part of a move? Packing—or packing? (Or is it packing?) Stuffing your entire home into a bazillion cardboard boxes (knowing you will have to unstuff them after the move) is, by general consent, one of the worst activities ever. And while it might seem like a mindless task, keep this in mind: It's entirely possible to do it wrong. Watch out for these pitfalls to keep your move smooth and your prized possessions safe. 1. Forgetting about the first week I
Whether you struck oil—black gold, Texas tea—and are moving to posh Southern California (that's a reference to “The Beverly Hillbillies,” you millennials!) or maybe you're making a cross-country migration to work for Snapchat (that's a popular messaging app, boomers!), there's a lot to think about when pulling up stakes and settling in a new place. Sure, it's exciting, but a whole lot can go wrong, too. So no matter your reason for relocating, beware these top mistakes people
Knowing whom to notify when you move is essential to a smooth transition. We know, we know, calling up your electric company is probably the last thing on your mind while you're throwing your life's belongings in boxes and moving from point A to B. But trust us, if you let those notifications slide, there are consequences! So, in an effort to help you move with minimum traumas down the road, here's a checklist of whom to notify when you move—and how to get it done in a jiffy.