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6 Simple Hacks for Your Cross-Country Move

Written by  Lara Smith Jan 31, 2019

Your wish to study abroad or to get employed in a foreign country may be the reason for your cross country move. No matter why and where you are moving, the whole process of shifting and packing can take over your nerves. However, this article is going to ease your cross-country move by telling you some simple yet useful hacks.

Organization Is Highly Favorable

Shifting to a new country means your address; phone number as well as identity card number is also going to change. You will probably need some new things for the new house such as curtains or some furniture particularly, if the old one is worn out. So, it can be a favorable option if you leave well-prepared and organized prior to moving to a new country. In order to be well-tabulated, making a list of every required item is advisable. Or else, there are also a variety of useful apps online that can facilitate you in being mobilized. In fact, either of the options is really winning to keep you aware and well-organized about every required step regarding your shifting expedition.

Learn the Language Beforehand

It is not necessary that the speakers of the new country are fluent in the English language. Hence, it is essential to get to know about the basics of the native language in case you know nothing about it beforehand. It will help you to interact with new people, so you could sort out many different things regarding a new place. More importantly, working on your spoken part is essential here for which you can join some classes. Apart from this, you can take help from many available online resources. For example, if you want to learn Spanish language, there are many helpful online tools that could strengthen your Spanish pronunciation.


Forget the Unnecessary Stuff

There is no need to carry any unrequired item while moving to a cross-country. For instance, the old note-books or term papers that you have saved as a remembrance, they are nothing but an additional load. Therefore, it is better to leave them than to carry some extra luggage. Remember that your moving will be a lot easier when you are carrying lesser luggage.

Be Thrifty When Packaging

It can be costly to purchase packaging materials to pack necessary and fragile items. However, you can adopt an economical approach for this purpose by using some already available stuff at home. Such as, you can keep some delicate items in containers or cans that you already have in your kitchen. Adding to it, your shoe boxes definitely hold some additional space, where you can keep socks or undergarments and so on. Other than that, you can also make use of the cushion covers or pillow cases to safely carry your essential items. Another smart way of packing your stuff can be utilizing the trash bags. Well, they can be the handiest packaging material in that case.

Never Forget A Tool Box

A toolbox can be an extremely essential item when you are moving to a new country. Shifting to a new home comes with fixing and installing many new things. You may need your tool box to fix the tap of the washroom of your new home. Similarly, the door knobs may also require a little fixing with a screwdriver. So, keep your tools ready to make your transfer trouble-free.


It Is Better to Consolidate

You can make some money by consolidating some stuff prior to moving to a new country. In fact, it is a wise approach to sell some items that you may not need anymore. To serve this purpose, you can approach an online marketplace, for instance, Craigslist, eBay. Other than this, there is a useful mobile app named Offer-up, which allows posting pictures and pricing the stuff you wanted to sell. Not only will this be cost-effective but also reduce the load of carrying luggage when shifting.

Apart from this, its also nice to donate the old stuff that you are no longer going to use in your new home. It may include old clothes, books, furniture etc. To serve this purpose, you can contact nearby homeless shelters.

About the Author
Lara Smith has worked for Wall Street English for 20 years. After studying at Stanford University and subsequently doing a CELTA course, she began her career in teaching. She is obsessed with languages and currently writes blogs at

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