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Found a New Home? Here Are the Next Steps

April 22,2022

Finding a new home is a hassle in itself, not to mention the stress that comes with moving. Everything from planning your move and getting packing supplies to boxing your things up and hiring reliable movers can be a source of stress. 

But with adequate planning ahead of time, you can simplify the process and enjoy your move.

At National Movers, we’ve put together this simple step-by-step guide that will make your move as stress-free as possible.

  • Create A Moving Timeline

Moving into a new home involves many activities that require meticulous coordination for everything to go smoothly. That’s why it’s important to create a moving timeline and a schedule so that you don’t find yourself scrambling to get everything done at the last minute.

Start making preparations at least two months before you move so you'll have enough time to declutter your home, create a moving budget, gather moving supplies, and make other essential preparations.

Create a week-by-week schedule, and as the moving day approaches, create a day-by-day schedule. The earlier you start making preparations, the easier it will be on the moving day.

  • Make A Moving Budget

Moving can be expensive, so it’s best to set a realistic moving budget and abide by it along the way. Include all of your moving costs and keep some money aside for unforeseen expenses during the move.

  • Decide How You Will Move

You have two options when relocating to your new home—hiring reliable local movers to help you and going the DIY route.

If you have moving experience and the necessary moving supplies, you can rent a moving truck and get the job done by yourself. However, you should only opt for a DIY move if you know what you’re doing. There are many things that can go wrong with a DIY move if you take trial and error into the process.

Hiring an experienced moving company to help you with the move is always a better option because it allows you to take the guesswork out of the whole process and gives you peace of mind knowing that your possessions will reach your new home in their perfect condition.

Choosing the ideal method of moving ahead of time will enable you to put together everything you need for your move.

  • Donate or Get Rid of Unwanted Items

It's advisable to get rid of items that you no longer use by either selling them on marketplaces such as eBay or Craigslist or donating gently used items. This not only makes your move easier, but it also saves you money on your move.

  • Get Packing Supplies and Start Packing the Packing Process

You'll need moving boxes, packing paper, packing tape, mattress bags, a tape gun, and markers. Begin packing at least 1-2 weeks before the moving day. You may need the help of a packing and moving company if you don't have experience with packing items for a move.

Need help with your move? Call National Movers for assistance.