Planning for a New Move? What You Need to Know

In March 28, 2016

Are you moving out of your old home and into the new one of your dreams? If so, chances are you can’t wait to have everything moved in and placed in its new spot! Packing up all your belongings can be a bit overwhelming – especially when you think about all the things that need to be safely packed away, moved, and then unpacked and put away. Here are a few tips for a smooth move that we’d like to share with you and your family to help make a world of a difference with your next move!

Follow these tips for moving whether you are moving in state or moving out of state:

  • Pack away all out-of-season items first. This ensures you won’t be packing away any essential items needed any time soon. You can get started on this packing a month or two prior to your move, so you don’t have to worry about packing everything away at once.
  • When you are packing up big furniture pieces such as dressers, you can leave non-fragile items in the drawers to avoid having to pack more boxes than necessary. Things like blankets, sheets, and towels are great to pack in dressers and chests.
  • When packing items that need to be taken apart, be sure to pack them together or labeled so you know which screws are for the table, entertainment center, or bed frames.
  • Take a picture of your electronic set up so you know which wires go where when you are setting up your electronics and entertainment area in your new home.
  • If you are working with a moving company, label your boxes by room and name so they know where to place each box in the new home.
  • If possible, also label the rooms in the new house to match the corresponding box labels to make sure boxes end up in the right rooms.
  • Pack your dishes vertically to help make sure they don’t break, even if they are wrapped safely.
  • Pack an overnight bag with the basic necessities so you have personal hygiene items, a change of clothes or two, medication, and any other items you will need at the end of moving day in case you don’t get a chance to unpack everything in a day.
  • When it comes to unpacking, start with your kitchen first and then move onto unpacking and setting up bedrooms. You should also make sure you have the basics set up in the bathroom. This strategy helps make sure you can feed the family, shower after a long moving day, and go to sleep comfortably. All other rooms can wait until the next day or later in the week!

These tips for relocating should help you have a smooth transition from one house to the next. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving out of state, down the road, or a town over, having a moving plan helps take the stress out of packing and unpacking. Once you are unpacked, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your new home!

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