January 18, 2016
Nearly a third of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives. Making amove is the perfect time to start fresh and a perfect opportunity to accomplish your goals.
<p>Penske offers these tips to align the moving process with your New Year’s Resolutions.</p><p><strong>De-clutter</strong>: Over the years, it’s easy to acquire and accumulate a lot of stuff. Moving can be a great time to de-clutter and purge anything you no longer need. Not only does this make packing for your move easier, but it will also give you a fresh start at your new home.</p><p><strong>Be charitable:</strong> Instead of throwing your old things away in a dumpster, donate them to a local organization. Since Penske offers unlimited mileage on <a href="http://www.pensketruckrental.com">one-way trucks</a>, it’s a good idea to load up and transport anything you no longer need to a local Goodwill before you load your personal belongings for the move.</p><p><strong>Manage Stress:</strong> Moving is stressful. Even if you are excited about your move, it’s likely you are equally worried. Planning early can help you get a handle on your stress. If you can, pack your things as soon as possible to avoid last-minute scrambling. If you have the majority of your items boxed and ready to go, it’s one less thing that needs to be done on move day.</p><p><strong>Multitask:</strong> Taking care of tasks – like changing your mailing address or setting up cable service for your new home – can be time consuming and easily forgotten. Putting this off until after your move will just prolong the stress that you’re likely already feeling. There are <a href="http://www.updater.com">services</a> to help you consolidate many of these often-forgotten steps and help reduce your workload. Getting everything done at once will give you more time to spend settling in to your new home.</p><p><strong>Being healthy</strong>: Number one on most people’s list of resolutions is a desire to be healthier. It’s easy to fall into bad eating habits when dealing with the stress of a move. A good tip is to unload and unpack your kitchen right away at your new home. You can begin preparing healthy meals instead of relying on fast-food and takeout for the first few days after you arrive.</p><p><strong>Save Money</strong>: Moving isn’t cheap, but planning ahead can help you save a good bit of cash. Since Penske offers free date changes, it’s always better to book a rental truck as soon as possible. Since pricing is based off equipment availability, get your rental secured early. Additionally, Penske customers who are members of <a href="http://www.pensketruckrental.com/discounts/aaa/">AAA</a>, <a href="http://www.pensketruckrental.com/discounts/college/">college students</a> or <a href="http://www.pensketruckrental.com/discounts/military/">active duty military</a> each qualify for discounts on a truck rental.</p><p><em>By Tony Kozuch</em></p></div>
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