Moving to a new home can be an exciting yet stressful experience. Rounding up all your stuff, placing it in a van, finding new employment options, switching over doctors, dentists, hairstylists, utilities and more, and packing up your family to move to a new place can be a lot to take in. But with proper planning, the moving process does not have to be so nerve-wracking or difficult. Following are several tips to help make moving to a new home easier and less frustrating.
Deep Clean Your Current Home
One of the best things that you can do before moving to a new home is deep clean your current home. Deep cleaning can help you remove excess items from your home, which can save time and effort when you have to pack up and transport everything. Deep cleaning can also help you feel more in control of the situation. Lastly, deep cleanings can help you know what you have, where it is, and what you will need to move.
Plan Where Things Will Go
Before moving to a new home, it can be helpful to figure out which of your possessions will be going where. This step will help you be more organized on moving day and in the following days of unpacking. Make sure that you label everything according to which room the different boxes belong. Do not place items in boxes willy-nilly. Instead, think about how your house will be laid out and where you would like things to be stored.
Be Aware Of Space
Another thing to do before moving day is to measure your space. In your current home, you know that your furniture will fit. However, in a new home, the space will be different and you may not be able to keep certain furniture in the same parts of the house. It may be helpful to measure the furniture itself, and then measure the rooms of your new house to see where things will likely fit best. Also, measure the dimensions of the doorways and halls that you will be moving furniture through so that you can calculate the best way to move in furniture.
Dispose Of Perishable Items
One of the most difficult things about moving to a new home is that you have to move everything. That includes things like your furniture, clothing, and appliances. One appliance that people tend to forget about is the refrigerator. Due to having perishable items inside and the doors that open easily, refrigerators are a pain to move.
The way to combat this issue is to plan to eat or dispose of all of the food in your refrigerator and freezer before you move. If you do not have time to remove the food from your refrigerator, tape the doors shut and plan to move the refrigerator to the house as quickly as possible. Make sure that it is one of the first things you bring in the house and plug it in as soon as you can.
Transfer Important Things
Something that is incredibly important to keep in mind when moving to a new home is that you will need to let people know that you are moving. This includes changing your address for credit card bills and utilities, letting your insurance provider know, and providing a new address for your post office and any tax agencies. Lastly, you may want to look into where you can get haircuts, go to the dentist, get car repairs, or go to the doctor in your new city. Speak with your current go-to’s and see if they have any recommendations. If they do, they can help transfer information to your new options.
Speed Up The Process Of Moving To A New Home
If you are wanting to move yet are waiting for the perfect home to come along, you may be playing the waiting game for a while. Take your dream home into your own hands and contact us at Cole Val Construction. We build custom homes and will help you build the perfect home for you and your family. We offer high-end home building and construction services that you are bound to be impressed with. If you find yourself in need of a builder, we at Cole Val Construction would be more than happy to help you out. For more information, feel free to reach out to us today.