Homeowners January 25, 2024

Helpful Tips When Moving

When providing tips to my clients, I feel it is important to offer advice that can help streamline the process and make the transition smoother. Here are some of my best tips:

1️⃣ Plan ahead to avoid last minute stress. I provide my buyers with a timeline and checklist to stay organized.

2️⃣ Declutter before packing to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move and unpack.

3️⃣ Pack efficiently using sturdy boxes and packing materials to protect your belongings. It is helpful to pack rooms room by room and label each box with its contents and destination room.

4️⃣ Hire Professional Movers. It can be very helpful to hire a professional movers for heavy or valuable items. In my listing packet, I provide multiple moving companies where you can get quotes, read reviews and choose the one best for you.

5️⃣ Update your information with the postal service, banks, utilities, and other important institutions.

6️⃣ Utilities & Services: when moving, you want to arrange for the disconnection of utilities at your old home, and the connection at your new one, whereas you can transfer or set up services like internet, cable and gas.

7️⃣ Pack essentials separately so that you have a few things you need for the first day in a new home.

8️⃣ Take inventory of your belongings which can be useful for insurance purposes and to ensure nothing gets lost during the move.

9️⃣ Furniture placement plan: this one can be a tricky one and if you’re like me, you end up moving things around once you get settled in however, if you have a layout of furniture before moving day it can help save time while unpacking.

🔟 Secure valuable items (important papers, jewelry) during your move for added security.

1️⃣1️⃣ Take photos before disassembling, electronics, or furniture to remember how they were set up.

1️⃣2️⃣ Have a cleaning kit ready for both your old home and new home and clean as you go to make a final move out easier.

Obviously every move is unique, so feel free to adapt these tips based on your knees and circumstances.