May is National Moving Month. Families across the country are preparing to pack up their belongings and move into their new home. Whether it’s a first home, a downsize or rightsize, from the first time to the tenth time, moving can be a stressful and time-consuming ordeal. Planning in advance can help ease the overwhelming feelings that can come with such a big change.
Create a timeline
Start planning your move as soon as you know the date.Be sure to include key tasks such as researching moving companies, decluttering, packing, and setting up utilities at your new home.
Research moving companies
Research different moving companies to find one that meets your needs and budget. Get quotes from several companies and read reviews from previous customers.
Take the time to declutter your home before you start packing. Donate or sell items that you no longer need or want to reduce the amount of unnecessary items you need to move.
Pack room by room and label boxes clearly. Use color-coded labels to identify which room each box should be placed in at your new home.
Notify important parties
Contact your utility companies, bank, and post office and inform them of your move. Update your address and contact information with them.
Set up utilities
Make sure that utilities such as electricity, gas, and internet are set up at your new home before you move in.
Pack an essentials box
Unpacking takes just as long as packing. Pack an essentials box with items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home, such as toiletries, bedding, and a change of clothes to have everything at your disposal on your first night in your new home.
Like most large undertakings, the only way to get through it is by taking the project and breaking it down into small, manageable pieces. Planning your move and packing over time will go a long way toward minimizing the chaos that accompanies such a stressful endeavor.
We know you are busy, so let BesTitle Agency help. We have completed tens of thousands of real estate transactions since 1991. Our expertly trained staff is here to help you with your closing from start to finish. Contact us today.