Moving to a New Home: How to Plan and Prepare

We don’t always have a choice when it comes to moving. Sometimes the landlord decides to sell the property and you get evicted. Sometimes the rent gets too high and you’re forced to find a more affordable living situation. Sometimes you move in pursuit of work or a relationship. On the other hand, you may find yourself moving because you’ve decided to purchase your own home or you’re ready to upgrade to a larger property that will support your growing family. Either way, you could face a pretty stressful process. But if you plan accordingly, you can definitely make moving to a new home a lot easier. Here are just a few tips to help you prepare for your upcoming move.

One of the biggest issues for most people is packing up all of their stuff. And the longer you’re in a place, the more stuff you’re bound to collect. In most cases there will be a lot of items you don’t necessarily need and that you definitely don’t want to take the time and effort to pack up and take with you since they’ll probably end up languishing in boxes in your new garage forever. But addressing your whole home in this manner can be a bit overwhelming. So your first step in the planning process should be to create a schedule for your move, including setting aside time to go through your house, room by room.

In each room you should pull everything out – absolutely everything. This will not only give you a chance to deep clean (and get your deposit back, or alternately, prep for sale), but you can also see exactly what you have in each room. From there you should make three piles: one for trash, one for a yard sale, and one for stuff you want to keep. With boxes and packing materials at the ready you can simply start boxing up the items you’ll take with you. And after you hold a garage sale, any remaining items can be donated so that someone else can get use out of them (and you can get a tax write-off).

Don’t forget that you don’t have to go it alone. There are all kinds of resources available to help you undertake your move. Modern technology, for example, can deliver help thanks to useful mobile apps designed to get you organized. You might want to download an app like Home Move Pro (Apple) that gives you organizational tools for to-do lists, packing, and more. This kind of prep work won’t take much time when you’re packing and it can help you immensely when it comes time to unpack at your new home.

You can also get help with packing and moving by hiring a suitable moving company. If you’re dealing with delicate items, heavy furniture, an abundance of packing, or all of the above, finding a reputable service provider like Vitesse Moving & Transfer could make your job a lot easier, saving you time, effort, and stress. You’ll pay for the service, naturally, but once you’ve enjoyed the benefits of employing a moving company, you’ll never want to go back to doing it yourself.

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