Perhaps one of the most exciting moments in life is signing the final paperwork and getting the keys to your dream home. But this excitement is soon overtaken by the crushing dread of what comes next: moving. Moving is one of the most daunting and downright aggravating tasks in life. But, there are ways to make it easier on yourself.
There’s no way to completely avoid the stress of moving, but by following these tips, you can make the process as easy and simple as possible:
1. Not Vetting Your Moving Company
Moving companies are a dime a dozen these days. Finding the right one is one of the most important aspects of moving to your new home. Browse online reviews and ask friends about their experiences with their movers. You want ones who will show up on time, will handle your possessions carefully and have experience taking care of big, bulky furniture (if you own any). A good mover may be pricier, but they are well worth the cost.
2. Not Giving Yourself Time to Prepare
The best time to start packing your possessions is during the final stages of closing on your new home, if not earlier. The more time you can give yourself to organize everything, the better. That way, you aren’t throwing away things you may need due to sheer frustration, and you also aren’t packing knick knacks that will be tossed later. Giving yourself time to pack also ensures your fragiles aren’t simply tossed in a box last-minute.
3. Not Planning Your Route
Whether you are moving across the country or across the city, sitting in traffic only serves to exacerbate your stress. Not all traffic issues can be avoided; accidents will happen on the highway every day. But you can avoid the bulk of traffic by not trying to move during rush hour. If your truck isn’t packed up until 4 p.m., either wait until after dinner time to start driving, or take off early the next morning (but not during the a.m. rush hour).
Whether you are hiring a moving company to do everything for you or relying on friends and family to help you get to your new home, these tips will make the entire process much easier. If you are in the market for a new house, the Dottie & Kate Team can help you sift through the many homes for sale in Griffin and beyond to find the perfect one for you. Contact us today to get started!