Ways to Simplify When Moving In

Services for Real Estate Pros with Pulling Curls

Moving can be such a hassle!

The packing, the cleaning, the preparation of your OLD and NEW home. 

While some people thrive on the excitement and change that comes with moving, most people don't look to it with much anticipation. 

However, there are ways to make it just a little bit simpler and less stressful for everyone involved. If you are a realtor, some of these services might make for a great gift to give to your new home buyers!

Walmart Grocery Pickup 

This is a FREE service that allows you to order your groceries from the comfort of your home and just pick them up at a drive up area at your local Walmart. Although not all Walmart stores participate, many do (with more each and every day), and it's such a helpful service. When you are moving, who has time for grocery shopping?!

Shipt Grocery Delivery

Don't have time to even go and pick up your groceries? Not a problem. Just purchase a subscription to Shipt - for $99 a year (which you can often get for half off) you can get same-day grocery delivery from your favorite stores for FREE with orders over $35. 

Dispatch Health

Hopefully, you won't need any medical attention while you are moving, but if something happens and you need an urgent care visit - maybe look and see if you have Dispatch Health in your area.  They offer urgent care services in the comfort of your home - and yes, they accept almost all services!

Paper Plates

Don't even worry about doing dishes for awhile - both when you are moving in and out. Paper plates are a great way to save time. 

Hire Movers/Packers

This may not be in the budget for everyone, but it's certainly a way to save yourself a lot of time. Packers will be more expensive - and some people feel a loss of control when they do this. However, movers can be less expensive (especially when you hire someone independently, rather than from a big company), and it might save you a lot of time - and your back! 

Do Updates BEFORE You Move In

Regardless of your best intentions, it is so much easier to update your home before you move in - painting, bathrooms, the kitchen...whatever! If you are able to make updates before you move in, you will be much happier and won't be grumbling over all of the things you have to move around or cover up to make those updates later on. 

Make a List

It seems simple, but this is the easiest way to stay on track while moving. It will also help you to stay a little less overwhelmed as you are packing and moving as you can break it down into easier chunks. 

Start Early

Don't wait until the last minute to start packing - give yourself PLENTY of time, even if you think you don't need it. Moving is always a lot more of a process than you might anticipate, so just give yourself enough time. 


Moving is stressful - but it can be easier. These tips can help ensure a more seamless and simple move for you or your client. 


Comments (1)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Some very good information.  Most people never think of most of this stuff.

Jan 01, 2019 06:29 AM