Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! Now it’s time to prepare for your big move. The process of planning, packing, and organizing can be downright boring and stressful. Here’s a checklist of things you should do before moving day.
Pack Your Boxes Smartly
Give yourself a daily box limit to prevent the non-stop packing and moving. This will make your move a lot easier to manage. Avoid packing everything in an entire day or weekend even if you feel like it. You need to save up the energy to unpack at your new home.
Prevent Clutter In Your New Home
Moving is the perfect time to remove clutter and ditch anything you don’t need. Don’t become a hoarder. Strive to become a minimalist instead. Based on the condition of your items, you can donate them to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, or the Salvation Army. You can also sell them online on eBay or Let Go.
Choose The Right Moving Company
Unless you have plenty of help, you’re going to need licensed and insured movers. There are plenty of affordable and professional moving companies available in your area. To avoid being scammed, read the company reviews and ratings. Get quotes from at least three moving companies before making your decision.
Move The Easy Stuff Before The Movers Arrive
Don’t let them move every box out of your old home into your new home. They may charge you extra for every piece they move. If you can, move some of the easy things yourself. Not only will this make your move less expensive, but it will make your move easier to manage.
Notify Your Utility Providers
You’ll need to inform your utility companies of your change in address before your move. Contact your gas, electric, internet, and cable companies at least two to three weeks in advance. Then your new home will have the lights and heat running when you’re ready to move in.
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