Have you found the home of your dreams but have no idea where to start when it comes to the moving process? Sometimes deciding where to start can be the hardest part. Luckily, we have some tips that will ease the stress of moving to a new place!
Prior to Moving
One of the best things we can advise is to prepare yourself early. By getting an early start on the move, you are preparing yourself for success and eliminating the potential of forgetting something essential later down the road.
The best way to prepare yourself is by being aware of everything you will need to bring with you to your new place. Take into consideration what you will actually use, and what can be donated or thrown away. Complete this step early on, and go room by room organizing what you need. This will help you estimate how you pack your place, and how big of a truck you may need to rent.
Decluttering can be fun
Have you found items that you are no longer interested in keeping? Host a yard sale to sell your things, and maybe make a little extra cash off of your unwanted items. Any clothing, shoes, furniture or decor that you are unable to sell but is in good condition consider donating to a local charity that may be in need.
Update contact information
By preparing for the move early hopefully you will be able to minimize the chance for lost mail. Informing the post office early that you are changing your address will expedite the process of making sure your mail goes to the right place. Try to do this two weeks before you plan to move out.
Utilize these Packing Tips
- Reinforce: You don’t want your valuables easily breaking. Be sure to utilize containers that will not fold or break easily, and don’t forget the bubble wrap!
- Be innovative: When moving so many of your items, now is the time to be creative with how you pack things. Use scarfs and sweaters to cushion glasses and other breakable items.
- Label: The easiest way to stay organized is by ensuring that everything is labeled so that each box goes into the appropriate room. This will save you time when it comes to unpacking.
- ”Open Me First” Pack a box of items that you will absolutely need on your first night in your new home. Items like a toothbrush, toilet paper, soap, and a change of clothes.
Ready to Move?
Now that you have done the prep work, you should be feeling better about moving into your new home. To have a less stressful moving day, utilize some of our tips to help your move go smoothly.
Keep the valuables close
This just doesn’t include the easily breakable things. Be sure to keep important information close to you, such as medications, financial, and medical records. By instantly knowing where these items are located, this will potentially save you time, and stress of finding these papers during an emergency.
Have an overnight bag
Be sure to have an extra change of clothes, toiletries, and a phone charger in case the moving truck or company you are using gets delayed. During this transitional time, it is good to be prepared just in case!
Keep numbers close
Make sure to keep the numbers of important contacts close. On your moving day you will need to be able to get into contact with your moving company, realtors or anyone else you may be helping you move. Should an emergency happen, you will need to be able to get in touch with each respective party quickly!
You are in your new place, now what?
After the initial move, you may be feeling overwhelmed with all that there is to do. These post-moving tips will help you finish your move with ease!
Deep clean for a fresh start
Just like you kept your old place clean for its new owners, you will want to start off in your new home with it being spotless. It is also considerably easier to clean every nook and cranny without any of your belongings in it!
Take it one room at a time
Unpacking can be just as overwhelming as packing. To take some of the stress out of it, take care to go room by room to make it easier on you.
Relax in your new place
Moving, unpacking, cleaning, and organizing takes time. Now that you have officially settled in to your new place, take some time to relax in your new home. You deserve it!
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