Saturday, May 25, 2013

Is it In You to Move? Considerations You Have to Face

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No matter how much we try to deny it, age is an ever present deterrent for many activities. Moving from one place to another can put a great deal of undue stress on our bodies. There is nothing wrong with getting older, but it is a constant reminder that there just may be a few things we simply can't handle on our own anymore. When it comes time to move, there are a few aspects we need to keep in mind.

1. Too Heavy - Although you may be in great physical condition, there is nothing wrong with getting help to move some of the heavier objects. In fact, it is better to put as little strain on your body as possible. Many of us face a variety of illnesses and overexertion could cause some of these instances to flare up. It is wise to err on the side of caution and not give the doctor another reason to stick you with a needle.

2. Budget Planning - Moving can be quite expensive depending on how much stuff you have and how many friends and family are available to help you. It could cost a couple hundred dollars for you to move and budgeting the extra expense into your monthly allotment may be quite difficult.

3. Materials - Although this could be rolled into budget planning above, you'll need to gather materials for your move. Boxes can get expensive if you need a lot of them. And what are the chances of you using the box once you're done moving? Grocery stores and outlets of all kinds regularly toss boxes out to the recycling bins or offer these items to those who request having them.

4. High School Element - If you need additional help moving, never underestimate the power of a teenager. Many high schools will offer programs to help those in our, well, waning years. Even an ad in the paper or flyers pinned to grocery stores looking for teens to help you move could be beneficial. This is especially easy to do in the summer as teenagers are always looking for a few extra dollars for the season.

5. Avoid Holidays - If you can avoid moving during holidays, you may be better off. Holidays tend to increase traffic on the road and make for a miserable time trying to get to your location. This is aside from the fact that good help may be next to impossible to find.

6. Nice and Easy - Unless your move is spur of the moment, taking your time to pack and transport your belongings from one place to another can save a great deal of energy and stress. When you are trying to rush to get out, your valuables can be broken in transport. Moving shouldn't be a hard pressed race against the clock.

Although you may not be able to afford a moving company to help you relocate, there is nothing wrong with turning to friends and family for help. Whether you or a friend has grandchildren, there are many people you can enroll in order to help you. Most of these people can be hired for free. It's not exploitation if you guilt-trip your children and grandchildren into helping you. That's one of the joys of being a grandparent.

This article is contributed by Madoline Hatter. Madoline is a freelance writer and blog junkie from You can reach her at: m.hatter12 @ gmail. com.

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