Moving day will come sooner than you think, so get planning now. Unless
you have major repairs or renovations planned, you probably want to move
in the day you take possession. If you intend to move at the end of the
month, contact a moving company or truck rental company now. Most people
move during this time and there aren’t trucks and movers for everybody.
If you can move mid-week or mid-month, a moving company might cut you a
Go with a reputable moving company
We’ve all heard moving horror stories. Go with an established,
insured mover, so your items are protected.
Pack it yourself and pack early
Nobody will take the same care you will. Start early and spread it out
over many days. Label all your boxes by room so the movers know where to
put them and label anything that’s fragile.
Do you really need to take that with you?
A new home is a new lease on life and a chance to liberate yourself
from stuff you simply don’t need. If you haven’t used it or
worn it in the last year, you don’t need it. Have a garage sale,
or give it to Goodwill or United Way. You won’t have to pack and
unpack it and it will become someone else’s treasure.
Once you move in
The boxes are mostly unpacked and you’re settling in nicely. You
will now feel a strange urge to begin making changes and improvements right
away. That old carpet has to go; a bigger deck would be great for entertaining.
Slow down! Take time to get a feel for your new home and more importantly,
your new budget. Take a deep breath and enjoy what you have, your new home.
Next: The REALTOR® Commitment