Preparation is key to smoothly carrying out a move and reducing stress. To get started, read the following tips and then get to work.
Ask About BHGRE Moves
When you go "Under Contract" with a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers agent, you become eligible for the BHGRE Moves program. This fantastic program includes a live mover concierge to set up utilities on your behalf, move-related money-saving offers, and beyond! Click here to learn more.
You'll want to start packing many months before your move so you can be as thoughtful as possible about what to unload, what to take with you, and how to make it all happen.
To begin, start packing areas of your home and yard that don't get a lot of traffic. If you tackle at least one room or yard space per week, you'll be in good shape.
Make a To-do List
Write down everything you need to do that is associated with your move. Also, write down things such as forwarding your mail at the post office and giving out your new address.
Contact Movers Many Weeks in Advance
Call movers three or four weeks in advance. You'll want to read reviews of movers to ensure plenty of other people have had a good experience. Atlanta Peach Movers is the preferred vendor of BHGRE Metro Brokers. Click here to contact them.
If you decide to forego hiring professionals, make sure to schedule a rental truck, and have people to help on moving day.
Purchase Packing Tape, Bubble Wrap and Other Packing Materials
Pack things in an orderly fashion using boxes that can easily be stacked into the moving van or truck. If possible, use the original boxes that came with your electronics and other delicate items. Make sure to add enough tape to the bottom of your boxes to ensure they won't break open.
Also, while you may be tempted to simply wrap precious items in newspaper, an affordable packing material to use is bubble wrap, which can be purchased by the roll.
Purge, Donate, and Sell
Chances are there are things in each room that you can and should unload. The more you purge and donate, the less you have to move.
Although moving often feels stressful, you can take a load off by carefully following the packing tips listed above. Take the first step to getting ready to sell your home by clicking here to find out how much your house is worth.