I am very familiar with moving from one place to another. During my college years I moved from Seaford, DE to Salisbury, MD back to Seaford, DE. A year later I moved from Seaford, DE to Wilmington, NC and then all the way to Denver, CO. I lived there for a while and decided to move back to Seaford, DE to finish college.
With all my experience in moving I am happy to help clients moving in or out of the area because I can show then best ways to get ready for the move.
A questions is asked to me when do you get ready to move?
The answer is sooner the better. Whenever I have moved, I started planning the day I knew I was moving. Below are tips for moving in the late stages and my next blog will be on the weeks right before the big move.
What to do When Your House Goes on the Market
- Start buying all your supplies for packing up. I usually stock up on tape to seal boxes, buy all different sizes of boxes and papers to wrap up dishes, glasses and nick nacks. Buy some red tape or even a red majic marker will work and make sure the boxes that are fragile mark them as fragile.
- I have a financial background and some moving expense are deductible. This is why I wanted to make sure this tip you know of on day 1 when you know you are going to move. Keep ALL your receipts for moving expenses.
- Start going through your clothes and closets and get rid of what you don't need. It's the holidays over the next few months and with the economy stuggling so are families. Take your clothes and things you do not need to the local thrift shop and help out others. They will greatly appreciate it.
- Start packing items that you do not need and label what they are. It is easier to pack 100 boxes over 12 weeks compared to 100 boxes over 3 weeks. Can we say stressful?
Do you Know the Moving Date?
- Start doing some shopping for movers and see what there prices and estimates will be.
- If you are moving yourself see if it worth it for you to move everything on your own. See if some family members will let you borrow their trucks and maybe they will help with you packing and unpacking if your just moving locally.
These tips will get you started for the road ahead of you into your new home. Look for my next blog about "Moving in 6 Weeks, What Do I Do?"
Thanks for reading!
John Wingate | Maryland Realtor
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John Wingate is a Maryland real estate agent with Exit Shore Realty in Salisbury, MD. John will be helpful with your real estate needs in Somerset County, Wicomico County and Worecester County, MD.