One Simple Rule for a Great Move to Your New Glenview Home

Real Estate Agent with The Marla Schneider Team

Basic Moving TipSelling the old house, buying a new one, both a bit stressful. Then after all this, you have to pack up everything and move. Seems like adding insult to injury, doesn't it? Well, it doesn't have to be that bad if you follow at least my one basic rule of moving!

Get Organized! This one simple rule for a great move to your new Glenview home can turn a messy move into a smooth move. Here's how:

When you're packing, be sure to only pack one room's items in a box. Don't mix items from more than one room or you'll be forever putting this stuff away at the new house.

Be sure to color code or mark packed boxes with the room they need to go into. Then tell your movers to be sure to put the boxes into the rooms that are marked on them. Go one step further and list the contents of the box on the outside as well. This can be a lifesaver if, for example, you're suddenly in need of a certain kitchen tool before you get all the boxes unpacked.

Select items you can sell, throw away or donate, BEFORE you move. There's absolutely no reason to move something you're going to get rid of anyway. It will only cost you extra to move it, time to pack and unpack it, and take up space in the new home. Better yet, get rid of these items before you list your home. Your Realtor® will be pleased, and your home will show better to potential buyers.

Once you've selected the things you're going to dispose of, put them into categories: Sell, Donate, Toss. For items to be sold, there are lots of free online sites where you can list them, including FaceBook, Craigslist, and eBay. You may also want to consider having a garage or yard sale or taking them to local consignment shops for them to sell on your behalf. For items you want to donate, there are thrift stores and many church-related shops in every city and small town.

Keep important paperwork--such as the info from your movers, addresses and phone numbers, and utility info--handy. Be sure any necessary medicines for you, your family or your pets are easily accessible. Have some cash on hand for emergencies. Know where your credit cards and ID are!

And don't forget to give your movers your new address as well as your cell phone numbers, in case you get separated en route!

Now you have no excuse to be unorganized when you're ready to move. Oh, wait, you need to sell a house and probably buy a house before the move. Contact The Marla Schneider Team online or call us today at 847-657-3790. We're ready to help you find the perfect new home in Glenview, Wilmette, Northbrook or on the North Shore!


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