How to Prep for Moving

If you are moving into a new home this spring, there are a few key steps to take to prep for your move. 

  1. Make a list: 6-8 weeks before your move, create a checklist of everything you need to do. Don’t rely on your memory, write it down! You should consider switching utilities, address special moving requirements for kids and pets, hire packing and moving assistance, collect boxes and packing materials, clean both the old and new homes, and plan for essentials you'll need in the first few days before finishing unpacking.
  2. Declutter: Don’t move things you don’t plan to keep. Now is the time to sort through all of your furniture and belongings and get rid of anything that doesn’t make the cut for your new home. This will cut down on the quantity of things you’ll need to move, which can impact movers’ costs and time spent hauling.
  3. Create a schedule: Don’t get overwhelmed! Detail a schedule of when movers will come, when you need to have everything packed up, when you’ll get keys and need to turn on utilities. Put all these steps onto a calendar, so that you’re only tackling a few items at a time.
  4. Label, label, label: As you pack and organize, save yourself from stress by super-labeling every box and container.

Breaking down the move into smaller tasks will help keep your move smooth and efficient, and keep moving costs and stress down. Contact Tony for your Real Estate needs.

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