Finding the perfect new home is only the beginning of this pressure packed journey and can be argued to be the easy part with the help of skilled real estate professionals.
There are very few situations that combine
both excitement and stress like moving day. Finding the perfect new home is only the beginning of this pressure packed journey and can be argued to be the easy part with the help of skilled real estate professionals. The move is far more complex especially without proper and purposeful planning, packing, and unpacking techniques. Actively finding different services and conveniences to simplify your move will save you time, money, and of course your sanity.
Start Early and Purge Your Clutter: Avoid cram packing, start the process early and pack away your non-essential items weeks ahead of your move date. This gives you time to sell or donate items you don’t plan to take with you, which will essentially lighten the moving day load. Packing is a great time to reevaluate the possessions you have own, allowing you to trim back and organize long lost belongings before your new chapter begins.
Make an Ideal Schedule / Plan of attack: Sketch or draw out your unpacking plan of attack. Strategize which rooms certain large items will live or be stored, this will limit the need to rearrange later. Consider unpacking the most important rooms first, including the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Unpack one room at a time and completely before moving onto another space.
Pack and Label: Packing away a necessity and not knowing where you put it is an easy recipe for frustration. When you’re staring into a sea of boxes, this can feel extremely irritating. Try to pack a 24 hour kit that includes the must haves for your transition. Things like medication, valuables, important documents, chargers, and toiletries are good to keep available and quickly on hand. Labels are cliche, but certainly a helpful aid in the process. Simply marking a box with the desired room and brief overview of what’s inside helps with the ease and order of unpacking.
Enlist Proper Help: Moving day is notorious for straining friendships and extending future favors. Today, there are many moving, packing, storage and shipping services that will fit your exact needs without begging friends or family for their help. Do plenty of research and compare companies that can cater to your needs. When getting estimates, be sure to inquire across many vendors with varying services to ensure a fair deal that fits your needs.
Refresh & Replace: Moving is a great time to replace the at home essentials you have been using for years. From overlooked kitchen utensils to over-worn furniture and design finishes, consider your move the time to revamp your style and replace your must haves. With the convenience of online shopping and instant shipping, you can order essentially everything from cleaning supplies, your unpacking bottle(s) of wine, to a new mattress delivered and waiting at your new stoop. With the convenience of online shopping and instant shipping, you can order essentially everything from cleaning supplies, your unpacking bottle(s) of wine, to a new mattress delivered and waiting at your new stoop.