Moving into a new home is a very exciting and time-consuming process. A lot of people like the feeling of starting fresh in a new home, finding new things in their new community, and meeting new people. Certain people on the other hand, do not enjoy moving to a new place, having to relocate all their valuables, and possibly saying goodbye to family. Whichever kind of person you are, these 9 tips will help you organize your move so it goes more smoothly.
Our first tip, which might not be voluntary depending on your situation, is to choose your new home. By choosing your new home, and going house hunting ahead of time, it will give you a good idea of what to pack. This will help you organize at your current home what you should bring and what should giveaway or leave behind. Next, you are able to check how this new home suits your new job, the nearby school system, and what sort of utility changes you will have to make. Knowing the layout of your new home will allow you to unpack your furniture accordingly so that you can set it up just the way you want. Having a specific location and neighborhood narrowed down will answer the questions of your commute to your job. Also knowing the neighborhood will help you pick a utility company. Your current company could be offered, or you might need to find a new one.
Next, make a list with items to be moved. The reason this tip is so helpful, is it will allow you to be organized with everything your bringing, allow Woody and Sons to access what you are wanting moved, and allow you or Woody’s to determine how much and what kind of packing material you are needing. Lastly, this will allow you to sort through things you definitely want to move, and things that should most likely be left behind.
An important moving tip is to set a moving date. Once you have decided where you are moving to, setting a date will be the next step. By setting a date with Woody and Sons, you are able to have an easier moving experience by having reliable workers by your side to support you from the move out date, all the way until you are settled in your new home.
If you have budget restrictions, you will need to avoid holidays, weelends, and summer months when more people tend to move. Relocation costs could be higher for, whether it is through a company, peak seasons at hotels while you’re moving, and any other seasonal peaks. We recently posted a blog on how to move while on a budget.
An overlooked task that most people skip when moving is organizing the home cleaning. An associate business of Woody and Sons, called Clean My Mess, cleans pre and post move so that your new home can be ready to go upon move in or move out.
A useful tip that we have presented in multiple blogs before is while moving, ask a family member or friend to watch your children and pets. By doing this, it will make your move less stressful and you will be able to stay focused on packing and unpacking.
Some people choose to move their own stuff themselves or with friends, but using movers is a strongly recommended tip. Movers can pack faster, carry heavier things, and just have an all around more efficient moving experience for you. At the end of the day, you have to remember, it is their job.
Once you arrive at your new home, you will want to check to make sure appliances, light switches, and locks all work properly. Once you are done moving all your main items, you will want to be able to close and lock the door, and relax without having to deal with fixing commonly used appliances and switches.
The last tip we will provide you with is to organize a goodbye party. This could be a great chance for you to meet up with your friends and family and have some good times before you depart. Also, it may be a good time for friends and family to check out some items you want to give away or donate. After all, you will most probably not have the opportunity to meet your close friends and family as often once the moving process begins.