Whether you're headed for a new city, moving to Texas for the first time, or just upgrading to your next residence, moving can be a fun and exciting adventure. But while the thrill of going new places and meeting new people is appealing, the actual process of relocation can seem like one of life's biggest headaches.
Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. A few clever tricks can greatly reduce your stress and allow you to focus on the fun parts of your life's next chapter. Try following these steps to simplify your move.
Be eco-friendly when packing
As Good Housekeeping pointed out, moving can generate a considerable amount of trash. Although some items we use for packing, like cardboard boxes, can be recycled, other items such as foam peanuts or packing tape often end up in the trash.
Instead, try sturdy storage boxes that can be reused. Some companies rent these boxes and some professional movers offer them as a free service. These businesses will even pick the boxes up when you're done unpacking. You can also borrow reusable boxes from friends or use other storage items, such as suitcases. Additionally, try placing stuffed animals, T-shirts, or kitchen linens around delicate items to protect them instead of using packing peanuts. When you unpack, you'll have less mess to clean up.
Get rid of what you don't need
A simple way to make moving easier is to move less stuff. Many Americans often own more items than they use, and this is especially true for consumer electronics. Many households have multiple portable devices, such as tablets and laptops, as well as several televisions.
In addition to making your move easier, getting rid of electronic devices you don't use can help you save energy. Energy Star found consumer electronics account for 15 percent of the average home's energy use. It's important to remember, even if you're not using these devices, they are still pulling energy if plugged into an outlet.
Set up your services
Nothing is more inconvenient in a move than realizing you forgot to contact your Internet provider or electricity company. However, when you're adding the stress of moving to an already busy schedule, it can be easy to forget these important tasks.
Existing Gexa Energy customers can take advantage of scheduling a transfer of service to their new residence by either going Gexa Energy's website or placing a call to the Gexa customer care team. For new customers, setting up Gexa Energy service is just as easy as going to GexaEnergy.com or placing a call to the customer care team.
Gexa Energy offers several different plan options, and a customer service representative will be able to help you select the best plan for your household. After you set up your electricity service, simply stay on the line to use GexaConnects, a service offered by Gexa Energy and Bridgevine that lets you compare multiple plans for top-tier providers of various digital home services, including high-speed Internet and digital television.
Visit Gexa Energy's Moving Help Center for more moving tips.