Moving takes a lot of time and preparation. If you’re planning to relocate sometime later this year, then now is the time to start planning. Laying your plans and getting organized now is one way that you can make your upcoming relocation easier and more successful.
1. Start Collecting Packing Supplies
It’s easy to underestimate how many packing supplies you’ll need during your upcoming relocation. Start collecting packing supplies now to ensure that you have enough when it’s time to begin packing. Having enough boxes, scissors, permanent markers, packing tape, and bubble wrap makes it easier to pack efficiently when the packing gets started.
When you’re buying packing supplies, buy more boxes, scissors, tape, and permanent markers than you think you’ll need. You’ll be glad you did. Keeping these materials in multiple rooms of the house helps ensure that you’ll always be able to find what you need to close up a box when it’s full.
2. Eliminate Clutter
Clutter is your enemy during a relocation. Clutter makes packing slower and can make moving just a bit more expensive. If you can get rid of your clutter now, before your relocation takes place, then your relocation will cost less and will probably be less stressful as well.
Eliminating clutter takes time – the more clutter you have, the more time it takes. Start now to avoid a time crunch. Donating items to charity, selling items on the Internet, and giving things away to friends and family can help clear your closets and make packing easier when the time comes.
3. Get Home Maintenance Out of the Way
Do you own your home? If so, you’ll want to get the most out of your home sale when your house is listed on the market. Get home maintenance out of the way now to make your house more attractive and valuable to buyers.
- Take care of any deferred maintenance first.
- Put a fresh coat of paint on rooms with walls painted in colors that are dated.
- Shampoo your home’s carpets.
- Remodel a room to boost your home’s value.
Not sure what kind of home improvements to prioritize? Talk to a real estate professional to find out what you can do to make your home worth as much as possible in your area.
4. Make a Moving Timeline
Moving requires a lot of steps, from decluttering to packing to finding a moving company. If you haven’t found your new home yet, that’s another thing you’ll need to focus on in the coming months!
Make a moving timeline now, so you’ll know when to get done with the items on your to-do list. Mark your calendar with each milestone you need to complete in order to move by the necessary date.
Share your moving timeline with members of your household so that everyone is on the same page. Once everyone knows their role and when they need to complete the items on their checklist, your relocation will be more successful.
Find a Moving Company You Can Trust
It’s important to find a moving company you can trust. The best movers book up early, so plan to start interviewing movers soon, even if you won’t be moving for several months. This will help ensure you’re prepared for your relocation.
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