Are You Planning a Cross-Country Move By Yourself?
In a perfect world, women would be able to travel around the world without having to be overly aware of our surroundings and vulnerabilities. However, it’s not a perfect world. As women, it’s necessary that we take precautions to protect ourselves when we are most vulnerable, including during a move.
Safety Tips for Women During a Move
If you’re moving alone, start planning early so you aren’t too stressed and preoccupied during the process.
There’s no denying that moving is stressful. Even if you’re moving under the best circumstances, it still stinks to have to pack up all your stuff and move. But, there are a few truths about moving that can make your moving day a little less hectic.
The bottom line: A little pre-moving day preparation goes a long way.
Plan How You’ll Load Your Belongings Before Move Out Day Gets Here
If moving day is around the corner, and you’re planning to save money by doing a self-move, something to start thinking about is how you’ll secure your load and keep your belongings safe while they're traveling across the country.
Benjamin Franklin once said “A penny saved is a penny earned.” But these days, saving pennies isn’t always as easy as it sounds – especially if you’re in a situation where the money coming in is in line with the money going out. Sure, you could manage your budget with a fine-tooth comb and cut out all of your unnecessary expenditures – like the premium cable channels, your morning latte, or the Coach® bag you just need to have.
When an unforeseen circumstance (like moving long-distance for a job transfer) comes your way and you need to end your lease early, it’s important to handle it the right way to avoid undesirable repercussions. A lease is a legal, binding contract, and that means you’re required to pay rent until the agreement is up. But, don’t start worrying just yet. In some cases you can get out of your lease with no – or very little – penalty. You’ll just need to follow the right course of action before packing up and moving out.
You’ve got the keys and you’re ready to move in! Now what? Moving into your first apartment is a sort of rite of passage into adulthood. And let’s face it; moving out on your own can be scary when you think about all of the unknowns. When moving into your first apartment, you’ll probably have no idea how to connect utilities, how to buy furniture, or how to live on your own.
Imagine you just moved into your new apartment. You’ve unpacked all your moving boxes and now you’re just ready to enjoy an evening at home in your new place. But then the fire alarm goes off. You rush down the stairs and out the door, thinking that someone just pulled it by accident. It was no accident. Fortunately, the firefighters were able to put out the fire before it began spreading. None of your things were damaged, but you start thinking…”What if my stuff had been damaged by the fire? How would I replace it all?”