Making a Move? Tips to Ease the Process

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Making a Move? Tips to Ease the Process

Spring is a busy time in the real estate industry.  For people planning on making a move in time for the school year its prime time shopping season for homes. The moving process, like anything that involves major change, can be super stressful.  Being well prepared and organized can go a long way towards making the move a smoother and happier experience.

Moving day II

Here are some tips to help simplify the process:

  1. Create a moving master list to organize yourself with all the tasks that need to get done and a time line for doing it and stick to it.
  2. Prepare your new home for the move.  Its easier to paint, make repairs and improvements in an empty space than a cluttered one.  Arrange for all the work to be done before the move.
  3. Arrange for movers.  Get estimates and book one.  Make sure that they are properly insured.
  4. File for change of address.  You can do this in advance of your move and leave an As Of forwarding address.
  5. You'll want to start fresh in your new home.   Arrange to clean curtains and all the bedding that you'll be moving before the move so that it will all be fresh and clean.
  6. Start collecting boxes for packing.  Groceries and appliance stores are good sources.  When you begin filling those boxes, do it according to the room they belong in at your destination and mark them accordingly.  If you're dismantling items, its a good idea to take some photos so that you'll know just how to put things back together again when your're ready.
  7. Get rid of what you don't need before you move.  If you don't plan on keeping it don't take it with you.  And, while you're going thru all your things to determine whether you'll be taking it with you or not,  get them organized by the rooms they belong in - in your new home.

These are just tip of the iceberg.  If you have any other tips on how to take the stress out of moving and easing the process, please share them here.

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Comments (4)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Great list for those preparing for a move into a new home.    Great tip to clean the curtains, these get so dusty after being in the home for years!

May 06, 2013 10:33 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Leah.... moving is a great opportunity to filter out stuff that we will never use.... good list for people to follow....

May 06, 2013 10:45 PM
Randy Bocook
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Richmond Hill, GA
Selling Coastal Georgia

Great tips. Thanks for posting. I hope you have a great 2013

May 07, 2013 12:16 AM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Randy, thanks for stopping by.

Barabara - Filtering out stuff we don't need seems to be an endless job.

Joan - Anything you plan on taking with you should get a once over.  It's a great time to spring clean - even if it isn't spring.

May 07, 2013 09:25 AM

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