Are you about to move? If so, you are likely already loosing sleep and stressing out about the process of packing and moving everything you own. Here are several moving tips to keep you sane and keep you from breaking the bank or your back.
Hire A Reputable Moving Company
When hiring a moving company, make sure you get an in person estimate. This is to protect you from movers upping the bill later due to unforeseen moving needs. Make sure the company lets you know who will actually be moving your items. Many companies have hired subcontractors and you won’t have a way to track down references on them. Make sure to check reviews from several sources on all companies before you even get an estimate from them. Watch this couples moving nightmare to make sure it doesn't happen to you!
Starting early when you are moving can be the key to organization and less stress. This will leave you the time to do your research and plan your timeline of moving so you organize what needs to be done before you actually sell your house. That list might include having a garage sale several months before you go on the market and will lead you up to what needs to be done in the final hours before you leave your house.
Clear The Clutter
Before you start packing, make sure you get rid of any excess clutter. Start making piles of sell, trash and donate. This will save you from moving items you don’t need or want as well as cut down on moving costs. Not sure how to decide what to keep or get rid of? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself.
Divide Up Packing
Instead of giving yourself the task of packing an entire house, break up the packing tasks by area. Take on packing a closet, cabinets or other small sections of a room. If you work through a few of the areas each day, you are more efficient and less stressed with the process.
Always accept help from those that are offering. Whether they are watching the kids so you have uninterrupted time to get things done or bringing by dinner, every little bit helps and you will most likely return the favor at some point.
Know You Have to Unpack It
Always start with the end in mind. Make sure you have a method to your packing madness and take the time to pack boxes with only stuff that will be unloaded in the same area. Here are several tips to make sure you pack your home like a pro.
The agents at COListings are here to help with every part of the selling process. Yes, even down to referring reputable moving companies. Contact us today to help plan out how to make selling your home and moving as smooth and stress free as possible.