Move in 3 Simple Steps

 

Moving home is equal parts exciting, and exhausting.

While you’re sure to be thrilled by the concept of moving to the property of your dreams and starting a new life with your family, there’s a good chance you’d rather avoid the more stressful aspects of moving property, such as packing, preparing for the move, and getting to your new house.

The good news is that there are things that you can do to make the transition into your new house much easier. We’ve put together 3 key steps that will guide you towards a quicker, more efficient moving experience.

Step 1: Know the Schedule for your Move

From the moment you successfully sell your old property and purchase a new one, you’re in a countdown to moving day. During that time, it’s important to spread your essential tasks out as much as possible, so that you’re not left with a last-minute dash to the finish line.

Start by writing down the date that you want to move and figuring out how many days you have between now and then. Once you have your time frame in mind, you can assign a certain number of days to packing boxes, moving furniture, and even cleaning your old property, so it’s ready for the new arrivals.

Step 2: Pack like a Pro

With a little luck, you’ve already packed some of your items away before you put your property on the market. Getting rid of clutter and cleaning up your home is one of the best ways to accelerate a sale. Either way, make sure you know how to pack like a pro, by tackling each room one at a time. This way, you can ensure that boxes are correctly labeled, organized and ready to unpack into the right spaceswhen you reach your new property.

Remember that electrical appliances and awkward items may need a little extra work to keep them safe in transit to your new home. While packing, wrap anything that’s fragile in bubble wrap or newspaper to keep it safe, and take pictures of how cords on appliances were arranged, so you know how to deal with them when you get to the other side.

If possible, pack your electronics back into their original boxes, so they’re less vulnerable to harm during transportation.

Step 3: Get Help with the Larger Items

Finally, remember that just as you needed help from a realtor to find the ideal new property, you might also need a little help when it comes to moving home. Grab your friends and family members to assist you with moving larger pieces of furniture and remember to disassemble any items that can break into smaller parts.

If you do decide to break down any cabinets or other large furnishings, it’s a good idea to tape any nuts, screws, and bolts to part of the furniture, so you don’t lose any of these little items when the time comes to put everything back together. A small plastic bag should be enough to keep everything safe if you tape it down properly.