Moving Guide- How to get settled into your new home
Moving can be a challenge. With all of the excitement of a new home, the idea of the actual move is often put on the back-burner. Here are some helpful tools to help you smoothly move into your new property.
Choose a Moving Company:
When hiring a moving company, you should always:
Call and request various quotes from various moving companies to determine the best pricing for your current budget situation
Reserve the move-in dates as soon as you have specific dates to move into your new home
Consolidate your Belongings:
Moving can be the ideal opportunity to start fresh by sifting through and tossing out any accumulated clutter. While decluttering, remember to:
Toss out any items that you could, or have already, lived without.
Ask questions like, "Have I used or worn this within the last few months?" to help determine throw-away items.
Once finished, determine if any remaining items could be sold in a yard sale or donated to charity, friends, or family.
Pre-Plan your Spaces:
Your new home will most likely offer you the opportunity to redesign your current living spaces. Once you have a good idea of the size and layout of your new home, pre-plan your space by:
Pre-arranging your furniture
Printing out a hard copy of your floor plan and brainstorming ideas by hand.
Prioritizing the main living spaces, family rooms and other essential areas for foot traffic and large furniture.