Whether you are a seasoned veteran when it comes to moving, or you are planning your first big move, it can be a chaotic time. If you’ve made a move before, chances are you have figured out a way or two to make things easier. But if you have never packed your boxes of belongings into a moving truck, there can be a lot to learn.
Moving is supposed to be an adventurous, fun, and exciting time. And although the stress that accompanies moving may be unavoidable, there are a few tips to help simplify the next big move to your dream home.
Take a look at a few tips and pointers our team has compiled to help you prepare for your next move!
Create a Plan
Like any successful venture, you’ll need a proper plan in place to get you from point A to point B. One of the first steps you can take when preparing for a new move is to start with a plan of action. Bumps in the road will present themselves, but creating a plan will help ensure you can stay on track even when those bumps appear. Create a timeline for yourself. When do you need to be moved out? What rooms will be packed first? Will you hire movers? Will you need boxes?
There is much to consider when planning your move. Keep your thoughts organized and your stress in check by creating a plan!
Here is a moving checklist we created to help get you started! Feel free to print it and use it as a guide for creating your own!
Create a Moving Budget
Following in suit with your moving plan, preparing a moving budget will help keep you in check financially. If you choose to hire movers versus handle packing yourself, you can expect a higher budget. If you decide to move forward with a moving company, be sure to obtain various quotes from different businesses so you can get the best deal. However, choosing to move without the help of movers means that you will need to budget for a moving truck or trailer rental.
Factoring in transportation costs, rental equipment, and storage and packing fees into your moving budget will help give you an idea of what your move is going to cost you. Similarly, planning your budget allows you to visualize the costs associated with hiring a moving company or doing it yourself.
Visualize Your New Space
Of course, you probably have had your mindset on your new home for a while, but think of the details this time. Before diving into packing, consider what you will have space for in your new home. Are you upsizing or downsizing?
If you are eliminating unused space and downsizing, you will probably be able to rid yourself of a few furniture pieces. Donating furniture to local resale shops or even to friends is a great way to make sure your beloved belongings don’t get left on the street. It can be hard to part with furniture that you’ve crafted memories with over the years, but it can be just as exciting to start fresh and make new memories in your new space.
Getting rid of any furniture or large pieces in your current home prior to moving can save you time and money. If you have no clear intentions for it in your new space, it might be time to find it a new home.
Your new space awaits!
Turn to Your Grand Rapids Realtors
Throughout the entire moving process, your realtor team should be there for you. It can be a chaotic time trying to orchestrate a move, especially if you‘ve never made one before. Having a real estate team you can trust to help you navigate the unknowns of moving is essential to experiencing this adventurous, fun, and exciting time.
At Moayyer Real Estate, we are here to help you in any way we can throughout the home buying and moving process. We are no strangers to moving, having made multiple cross-country moves ourselves, we have learned a thing or two throughout the years that have better equipped us in each move we continue to make. Whether you need help finding a specific local business to assist you with moving or have questions about the best way to pack kitchenware, we are here to serve you.
Happy planning and packing!