Spring is here! Time to dust the cobwebs, polish the windows, and clean out the clutter. It’s also Moving Month. If you’re pondering buying a new home or selling your current one, read on for some great stress-free moving tips.
CONSIDER “STAGING” YOUR HOME. This process of neutralizing, decluttering, organizing, and beautifying allows potential buyers to picture themselves living in the house by tapping into their emotions. Staging also starts the “letting go” process for the sellers, as they transform their beloved home to a more neutral-looking home. Staging will help you sell your home quickly, at the best possible price.
PLAN YOUR MOVE DATE AT LEAST FOUR TO SIX WEEKS AHEAD. The most popular times for moves include May through September and the very beginning and end of each month. So if you’re hiring a moving company, contact them soon. Call family and friends for trusted mover recommendations.
START PACKING SELDOM-USED ITEMS NOW. Ask your grocery store to set aside cardboard boxes for you. Pack heavier items in smaller boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.
ORGANIZE YOUR BOXES. Number each box and label which room it belongs in. Keep a separate list indicating the box number and its contents. When you get to your destination, unpack everything as soon as possible.
FILL OUT CHANGE-OF-ADDRESS FORMS AT THE POST OFFICE. And be sure to update important documents which include your address and phone number (driver’s license, checks.) Bring your current phone books to your new home in case you need to contact people in your old town.
MOVE VALUABLES YOURSELF. Irreplaceable family photos, heirlooms, and financial and legal documents should be packed and transported by you instead of your moving company.
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