Moving is usually the most stressful part of one of the most exciting times in your life.
Once you put it an offer on a house, have it accepted, and get the all-clear from your trusty realtor, it’s time to get ready for your move.
As always, we are dedicated to helping you make the most of every real estate transaction by sharing our top tips of the trade here in our blog.
In today’s post, we serving up our five favorite tips to make your next move a breeze.
1. Plan Ahead As Much As Possible
The absolute worst thing you can do to yourself is procrastinate and leave everything to the last minute. The more that you put off getting organized and packed, the more hectic and frustrating your move will be. To get started, make a list of all of the things that need to be done. That list may include things like:
- Sell and donate unwanted/needed items
- Purchase packing supplies
- Hire a moving company
- Hire a cleaning company
- Find a babysitter or pet sitter for the day of the move
2. Don’t Forget About Fido
Even though we love and adore them with all our hearts, our pets often slip our minds when preparing for a move. Moving can be just as stressful for our pets as it can be for us humans. Try to make things as easy as possible on them by finding a friend or pet sitter to care for them during the move if you’re just going across town. You may also want to set up their creature comforts like their pet beds and toys and have them waiting for them at the new place to help them relax.
3. Hire Handy Helpers
If you’re working on a shoestring budget, you may not be able to hire movers to help you make this exciting transition. One way to generate some extra money for your move is to sell off the clothes, toys, and furniture that you no longer need. Professional movers can make a massive difference in the speed and success of your move and help you to enjoy the entire process without doing any of the heavy lifting. Be sure to ask us for our recommendations for local movers.
4. Get The Kids Involved
Depending on the age of your little ones, it is a wonderful idea to get the kids involved in the move. Here are a few ways to include them in the fun and work:
- Have them help choose which items they want to sell or donate
- Let them help clean as you go
- Put them in charge of labeling boxes
- Put them in charge of taking care of the pets on moving day
5. Separate The Essentials
If at all possible it is always a great idea to set up the essential portions of the house like the kitchen and bathroom prior to the main move-in day. If that won’t be possible, you can still save yourself a ton of frustration by packing a separate box or two with common items that you won’t want to struggle to search for once you’re in the new house. Those items might include things like toilet paper, pet food, paper plates, and plastic utensils.
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