For most homeowners, buying a new home may be exciting, at first, then reality sets in that you have to move everything to your new home.
That’s when the feeling of excitement changes into stress for many homeowners. Not only is it overwhelming to move to a new house, but planning to move furniture, store decor and relocate pets is difficult to deal with as well.
To ease your stress levels and have an enjoyable moving experience, follow these steps to make sure you’re prepared beforehand!
First, tell people the good news!
It may seem like telling people you’re moving is a no brainer, but sometimes it can slip your mind! In fact, knowing who to notify when your moving can be a long list!
A list of who you need to notify are:
- Post office
- Utility companies
- Insurance company
It’s important to update this information, not only for yourself, but for their records. It also reduces the chance that your personal information, like a bank statement or medical bill is will get into the hands of the wrong person.
Second, ask for help from friends, family or a moving company!
When dealing with family and friends there are some unwritten rules when it comes to helping each other move. Some people are glad to help free of charge. Meanwhile, others are expecting something in return.
Ultimately, don’t be afraid to ask people for help! Moving is no small thing, it takes a village to make it happen. To convince them that you need their help, offer to supply free food and beverages for their services!
If you don’t want to ask for the favor from family or friends, it may be time to consider hiring the professionals. It might cost more than a box of pizza and a liter of pop, but professionals get the job done!
Third, start packing essentials and non-essentials away!
When it comes to packing up your life into little boxes, it may seem like a good idea just to put things into random boxes. But, this can actually create a lot of confusion and trouble down the road. That’s why labeling boxes and making categories, such as essentials and non-essentials, is so important.
It allows you a chance to prioritize the items you’re packing and decide what can be packed up on the day of, such as food, personal care items, and bedding. Whereas, out-of-season clothing, decor and other household items can be packed away long before the actual moving day!
Lastly, use storage facilities!
By using storage facilities the clutter around your house that’s holding up your move can be stored away. Not only will it help break down clutter around the house like holiday decor, tools and other household items, but it’ll help you by giving you enough time to setting into your new home without the overwhelming amount of boxes that come with any move.
At the end of the day, using storage facilities and planning out your move beforehand can really go a long way if you follow the proper steps!
Lynch Storage can provide you with some of the best and safe storage units out there! Contact our Omaha storage experts to answer all your storage and moving questions and give you the best advice to keep your winter wear safe until next year!