Congratulations on your new home! You finally got the home of your dreams! From the search to the sale, the excitement of owning one of many or your first home has been built up for this very moment. However, the anxiety found in moving your belongings from one place to another can put a damper on all the excitement. The American Dream has the tips and tricks you need to ensure that your home buying experience is as simple as possible.
After the deal was made on your brand-new dream home, your brain might likely have started to scramble as you consider how much of a hassle it could be to move all of your stuff into your new home. However, there is a much simpler way to move when you start planning early to avoid the foreseen stress you may already feel.
With a bit of organization, the gray cloud of anxiety that zaps the joy and excitement out of a move can be avoided. Make a list of the things you have to do to help keep track of your progress and to make sure that you’ve “checked all of your boxes.” This list can be a brief moving to-do list with all the important things that should be done, such as scheduling to transfer your utilities.
The time between packing and transitioning into your new home can look different for each person. Some have a few months, while others have only a few weeks. It is recommended that you start preparing early to avoid leaving anything behind. No matter the time you have to prepare, organizing while you pack can work in your favor.
Begin with the things you don’t use regularly, such as the items in your garage. Continue to pack as you get closer to your move-in date to make sure you covered everything and most importantly to avoid having to unpack the necessary items you need, such as toiletries, clothes, and chargers.
Another technique in organizing is to pack by room or categorize your boxes. Sorting out your items this way also makes moving in easier as everything should be easy to find when you start to unpack. When moving heavier items such as a stack of books from your bookcase, store them inside a suitcase to relieve you from having to carry them around as you move in and out between your car and home. For other heavy items that need to be packed, it is best to try to keep your boxes as light as possible for an easy move, meaning that you do not throw things into an already packed and heavy box just because there is extra room. This is why the organization is so important. If and when a box becomes full of items that you are already categorizing, it is better to have two boxes with the same contents than one heavy box.
Once you are all packed and ready to go, you can get back to the excitement of moving into your beautiful new home. Our team of agents at The American Dream knows all about the ins and out of the home buying process, from finding your dream home to moving in. For more information on how we can assist you in any part of your home buying journey, contact an agent today!