You’ve waited a long time for your dream home and now your contract has been accepted and your closing date is set, now what? It’s time to make your move, with a plan.
First things first. Will you hire a company to pack up all your belongings or do you have time to pack yourself? If you choose to hire a company to do it, be sure to be there to supervise on the packing day. You should arrange to be off of work and not just you, everyone living in your household needs to be involved. Take pictures of larger items and read the inventory sheet before signing it. Packing can be stressful whether you are packing or whether you are supervising.
Your dream home, if it is not a new home, will need to be cleaned prior to move in day. The previous owner only has to leave the home broom swept. If time allows, have your home professionally cleaned including the windows. You don’t want to be placing your furniture and boxes on to dirty floors. You’ll be thankful you did that on the moving day!
When the movers arrive to your dream home, have a plan. That’s right, draw an actual plan of where you’d like the furniture and boxes placed in each room. Also, plan to be the supervisor as the furniture arrives. Don’t make the mistake of being part of the crew that helps move the furniture and boxes. It’s so easy to want to help, especially if you choose to have friends help you move but you’ll end up with furniture and boxes in disarray and creating more work for yourself later.
Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time but having a plan can help the process go more smoothly. Whether you hire a company to pack for you or do it yourself, it’s important that you are there on packing day. Also, be sure to have your dream home professionally cleaned prior to moving in, have a plan drawn ahead of time for furniture and box placement, and plan to be the supervisor on moving day. Planning will help you settle in more quickly and what better way to help you enjoy your new home than to have a plan!