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Steps to Take Before Moving Into a New Home

Moving from one home to another can always be a challenge as you need to keep track of a number of things at the same time. If you’re not well organized and don’t plan your move in advance, you’ll face a considerable amount of stress during the process and might even lose track of some of your possessions. You can hire professionals to handle the move for you, but if you intend to do it yourself, here are some points that can help:

1 – Start packing and planning in advance 

Don’t wait until the last moment in order to start planning and packing for your move. It’s best to start almost three to four weeks in advance based on the size of your property. You can start by packing non-essential items first and work your way down the list to essential items. That will help you avoid last minute stress and ensure your packing progresses smoothly.

2 – One room at a time

Pack up one room at a time in order to keep things organized. This will help you during unpacking as well because you will know which boxes belong in which rooms and ask the movers to place them in the right areas of your property. You can also unpack one room at a time, which can help you minimize the time taken to get the essentials out of the boxes.

3- Label everything

This is one of the most important steps to take if you want your home to be organized and your move to be easy. Take time to label every box you pack carefully and attach a list of items stored in the box on top of it. This will help you in case you need to remove something from the boxes as you won’t have to search through several of them in order to find what you need. This will also help the movers as they’ll know which boxes require a little more care.

4 – Don’t move junk

If you have items that you haven’t used in over a year, you should consider disposing or donating them instead of trying to move them to the new home. This reduces your moving costs as well as the time and effort it takes to carry out the move. Sort through your possessions and make a list of items you don’t need and clothes you don’t wear. You can donate the clothes or even sell them if they’re in good condition. Transporting these items is a needless hassle.

5 – Always double check

Before you leave your old home, double check everything to ensure you’re not leaving items behind. Check the boxes to ensure they’re clearly labeled and make sure you have easy access to all essentials like medication, toiletries, personal phones, and chargers, etc.

Ready to make a move, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at A&M Homes through our contact us page. We’ll be happy to help.