Moving & Packing Tips

New Home? Don’t Forget Your Move-In Checklist!

Did you know that over 5.5 million homes are sold each year in the United States?

A task that is so common–moving into a new house–can’t be that difficult, right? However, moving seems to be one of the most stressful things we could ever do.

There has to be a trick for you and the millions of other Americans that move each year. What you need are some key tasks for your ultimate move-in checklist. This list will help with a seamless transition into your new home.

Read on to learn about some essential items on a move-in checklist.

Purge the Clutter

Whether we admit it or not, the vast majority of homes contain some clutter. Moving gives you the opportunity to purge unnecessary items and start fresh.

Take the time to sort through your belongings and eliminate unneeded things – items you haven’t used in the past year.

About 60 days before moving day, host a garage sale. Here you may unload a portion of your unneeded items and potentially make some money at the same time.

Donate the remaining items to charity or drop them off at the closest recycling center.

Research Professional Movers

Determine if you are going to hire professional movers or tackle the move yourself.

It is essential to research movers and hire a moving company early, particularly if you are moving during the summer months when movers are often booked far in advance.

One of the most important items on your list is to select the help of moving experts. This single step is sure to have the most significant impact on your moving day stress levels.

Acquire Packing Materials

The right packing materials may make all the difference in a move that goes smoothly. Inventory your items then plan accordingly.

Make sure you have plenty of small, medium, and large boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, labels, and markers all available as you begin the packing process.

Notify Service Providers

This is a two-pronged task on your checklist. You need to terminate utilities and services at your old dwelling. At the same time, you need to set up electricity, water, and more at your new home.

Make a separate list of each utility and service that you currently have. Then, ensure that it is terminated on your moving date or the following day. Next, make sure services start at your new house on the same date.

Pack an Essentials Box

Prepare an “essentials box” for your first night in your new home. Use a box or laundry basket and include things you will need for unpacking, basic cleaning, eating, and personal maintenance.

Remember things like medicines, toiletries, paper towels, hand soap, scissors, tape, phone chargers, a change of clothes, and snacks. If you have pets, include their bowls, food, leashes and disposal bags.

From Move-In Checklist to Moving Day

Moving doesn’t have to be stressful. With proper planning and preparation, the process is sure to be smooth.

Taking steps like purging junk and hiring professional movers are sure to make your big day more manageable.

Learn more about this move-in checklist or other helpful moving tips; please contact us.

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