Moving from your old home to a new one can be quite a laborious process unless you get everything right. But when you encounter delays, the whole work can become an even more difficult effort.
After scouring houses for sale Armstrong Creek realtors offer and finalising the mortgage application, it’s time to think about moving next and doing it right. So, here are some useful tips to help avoid delays.
Pack everything in advance
This one might seem to be common sense already, but many movers still end up having to rush packing their things just a few hours before leaving. Do this at least a week before the actual move to give you ample time to do an inventory of all your belongings and to package everything. Start with the larger boxes and proceed to the smaller ones later. It would also be a good idea to label everything to keep track of them.
Hire a home removal company and reserve dates early
Just like packing your things early, you also need to book a moving company ahead of time. This will save you a lot of time, instead of trying to find one just a few days before. The moving company will also be able to help you organise your stuff for a more efficient move. At this point, you can also discuss backup plans with them should the initial move schedule encounter some delays.
Take care of your kids and pets
When you are busy coordinating the move, having kids and pets run around the area can be distracting, if not dangerous. So, you should arrange for someone to take care of them. You can drop off the young ones and the pets to a relative or a friend’s house and have them stay there for the duration of the move. On the other hand, if you have kids who are old enough, let them help by providing them with age-appropriate tasks.
Leave your old home neat and tidy
This is a good customary gesture, especially if a new occupant will be coming in soon. Do a thorough spring cleaning weeks before moving so that you can get rid of stuff that you don’t plan on bringing into your new home. Also, do some quick repairs before the final move.
Once you have moved into your new location, it would be a good idea to introduce yourself to the neighbours so they will be able to help you to settle in or if not, start a good relationship at least.