With summer being the peak of the moving season, our team wanted to provide top tips to make yours as seamless and smooth as possible. If you are in the middle of a move, just about to move or thinking about buying a home, we’ve gathered our top five recommendations to consider! The top tips from our team include:
Plan out what items you need to actually move!
The first thing you want to do is set your budget for this entire process. The cost of moving can add up very easily when you consider the boxes needed, the moving van, hiring movers and even buying the cleaning products to clear your original space and move into the new one.
We’d recommend the following to feel at ease with this task:
- Making a list of all items that are needed for you to successfully move
- Plan out a budget for these items so that you know you won’t overspend
- Conduct research on the moving vans and/or movers that fit within your allocated budget and be sure to also check out their reviews for validity.
This tends to be an easily forgotten item in the midst of all other tasks. When leaving your current home, be sure to decommission your current utility bills and schedule your upcoming utilities in advance. Especially if you are moving in the peak months, call times could be much longer and scheduling someone to come to the property may experience delays – Getting ahead of this will save you the last minute headaches. The last thing you’d want is to be internetless for a week!
Get your boxes organized!
If you’ve watched our team leader’s latest moving video (also featured at the bottom of this post), you can see the importance of having labels and color coordination. By labeling your boxes, it increases the efficiency by allowing you to place boxes in the appropriate rooms right away rather than making multiple trips to a room to place items.
Get ahead of schedule, pack well in advance and set small time increments for packing. A recommended practice is to pack for 1 hours per day for 2-3 weeks ahead of the move (all contingent on how much you have in your current home). By the time the move comes, this should reduce the stress of last-minute packing.
Have essentials ready.
Pack a bag of essential items for the day of your move – with this, you won’t have to scrounge through boxes to find the items that you realize you need for the day of. Some of the top items our team recommends are:
- Water Bottles
- Light Snacks
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Cleaning Supplies
- Clean Bedding and a Pillow
- Phone Charger
- Overnight change of clothes
Enjoy the process!
After all the time spent planning, lifting boxes and organizing, the day is finally here! With this new and exciting next chapter in your life, it’s important to make memories of the day. There are of course periods that can be chaotic but it’s important to think of the end goal. Once you are settled into your new place with all items in their appropriate spot, you can enjoy and entertain.
If you are thinking about moving, contact Focus Real Estate to assist with your real estate needs. Also check out our Team Lead’s recent move for some inspiration and ideas during your next move.