Monday, March 12, 2018

5 Simple Tips for Moving into a New Home

Moving into new spaces and changing your current living situation is a stressful time. A lot can go wrong if you don’t organize yourself well. From your furniture to your smaller, more personal belongings, taking everything to your new home is a methodological process not many have aced. For the less organized, the moving process can take several weeks and instead of being a delightful process, can be a nightmare.

Here are a few tips to help you avoid the stress and seamlessly move into your new place:

1. Keep an Inventory

It is easy to lose things when the entire house is littered with cartons and suitcases. Those who have moved houses know how that feels. It is an especially nerve wracking moment when you need something specific and have a stack of cartons to go through just to find it. By the time you do, it’s not even worth it anymore. This is why keeping an inventory is really important.


Download inventory management apps, get a notebook or a lined sticky note to paste on cartons, or take pictures of the cartons' and suitcases' contents before taping them shut and you won’t find yourself wanting to scream in frustration every time you can’t find something during or immediately after moving.

2. Get a Bulletproof Contract

It is so easy to get scammed in real estate. Horror stories on the Internet show accounts of people having paid the entire sum only to find that the lease hasn’t been made in their names or the real estate agent was not legit. Make sure you get a detailed contract and get a lawyer to go over it. Make site visits. If you are moving into an apartment building, talk to the superintendent. If you are moving into a house, talk to the neighbors to ensure that you are not falling for a scam.

3. Store Your Belongings Safely

According to experts at Austin storage units, this is especially ideal for moving out of state, but even in-state, it’s a great idea. Pack away your belongings in a self storage unit and make moving a phased and organized process rather than a haphazard and overwhelming one. You can get storage spaces easily in almost every state and the rent is ridiculously low. This is an amazing option if you are moving from a larger space to a smaller one because even if you cannot move all your things into your new home, you can still hold on to them instead of having to sell.

4. Hire a Moving Company

Saving money on the U-Haul and other moving companies by moving your belongings to your new home in your own car sounds great until you have to go through it. Just ask yourself what is better. Renting a moving truck and taking all your belongings to your new home in one or two trips or making several trips yourself to take all your valuables from one place to the other? Come to think of it, the personal trips can amount to almost the same amount of money being spent on gas as the moving company fee but a lot more effort and hassle.


5. Take a Little Breather

Don’t immediately throw yourself into the grueling process of unpacking the minute you move into your new home. Take a break. A day out, or a spa day, or maybe a night or two in a good hotel or bread and breakfast with 24-hour room service? Take this time to Google DIY home décor ideas and browse through interior design blogs to make your new house a beautiful place.

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