Moving In 2021? Do These 5 Things To PreparePosted By: herlihywp Comments: 0 Categories: Moving Tips
Moving is a big job, requiring a lot of work and preparation. Many people start planning their move only a few months before they’re planning to leave. While this may sound like plenty of time, starting even earlier helps make for a less stressful move and can ensure that you’re ready to go when the time comes.
If you’re planning an upcoming move, now is the time to get started with your plans.
1. Get Rid Of Clutter
Clutter is a problem during relocation. Miscellaneous stuff is hard to pack and often gets thrown away after the relocation. Getting rid of your clutter right now will help cut costs while you’re relocating and make the packing and unpacking process easier.
Getting rid of clutter is a long, multi-step process. Here are some tips:
- Tackle your home one room at a time.
- Make scheduled runs to local charity donation centers to drop off old clothes, dishes, etc.
- Sell technologies you no longer need if you have time.
- Throw away what you can’t recycle, give away or sell.
- Give away sentimental items to friends and family members.
2. Accumulate Packing Supplies
You might be shocked by how many packing supplies you’ll need during your upcoming relocation. Items to buy include boxes of all sizes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, scissors, and permanent markers. You’ll need enough packing supplies to have packing stations throughout your house. Assume you’ll lose your scissors and permanent markers multiple times during the packing process, and buy extras!
3. Make a Timeline
Do you know when to hire a moving company? Or when to pack up your garage? When will you make arrangements for your utilities? Knowing these details in advance makes it possible to plan, mark your calendar, and stay on schedule throughout your relocation. Work with other family members to make your moving timeline to ensure that everyone agrees to the schedule and knows their role during your move.
4. Perform Home Maintenance
If you’re planning to sell your home in 2021, now is the time to perform home maintenance to ensure that your house is desirable to buyers. Most homebuyers expect to purchase a house with functional systems. Fix your roof leaks, heater, or air conditioner problem, and correct plumbing leaks.
If you feel that your home is in good condition, start planning for staging and to boost your home’s curb appeal. Do what you can to make your home look its best. This may involve painting the walls, sprucing up your landscaping, and cleaning that guest room you never use!
5. Look for the Right Moving Company
Finding the right moving company is essential! Hire a company with a good reputation, reasonable prices, and solid business practices. The best moving companies book up early at the height of the moving season from May through September, so start looking early and schedule your relocation as soon as possible.
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