Looking for all the moving tips? You’re in luck, because we’ve created a whole list with ways to help you prepare for moving day, pack up all those boxes and unpack them in your new home.
So, you’ve found your dream home and reached the most exciting part of the home buying journey: moving day. There’s a lot to do, including some things you may not have thought about yet. And Clayton is here to help you get ready for a successful and smooth move into your new home sweet home. Let’s take a look at these tips!
When you’re moving, you might be focused on packing and logistics, but there are a few other important tasks that you’ll need to get taken care of, like:
Packing up an entire home is not something you want to attempt in one day. But, if you start packing too soon, you may find yourself opening up your boxes because you need something. Ideally, the majority of your packing should be done 5-7 days before moving day. To make it little easier and more efficient, here are a few helpful tips:
As you start packing up your belongings, you’ll probably find some things you haven’t seen in a long time. Now is a great time to declutter! Have a few boxes set aside for donations that you can drop off before you move. Then you’ll have fewer items to unpack and find a place for in your new home.
Tackle one room at a time and label all the boxes for that room, along with a brief list of items in that box. On moving day, it will be helpful to have boxes loaded up room by room as well, so you can place them in the right spot when you’re unpacking.
And as you start unloading those boxes, it’s a great time to get organized! You can check out our handy guide for tips on organizing each room in your new home.
If you’re a parent, making your child feel more comfortable and excited about the move will help their transition, especially if they haven’t moved before. Here are a few things to think about:
Pets are an important part of your move, too. If your pet tends to get nervous when you start packing for a trip, imagine how nervous they might get if you start packing everything! As you’re packing, take time to do some of your normal day-to-day things and try to stick to your routine both before and after you move as much as possible.
Make sure your pet is comfortable for the trip too with their favorite toys and bedding, and give them time to adjust to the new smells and spaces once you’re all settled. In the beginning, be sure to keep them on the leash and close any gates carefully when you’re outside as well so they don’t accidentally get out and lost. And as you take them on walks around the neighborhood, they’ll get more familiar with the new area.
And for those of you with a green thumb, we also have a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to move your plants. First, you’ll want to make sure they’re in non-breakable pots and to repot any of them if necessary. It’s also a good idea to see if any of your plants need to be pruned and avoid overwatering them before moving day so they can be as healthy as possible for the trip.
To safely transport your plants, we recommend wrapping the pots in fabric or paper and padding any delicate leaves or branches. Then, pack the pots in boxes to keep them from tipping and spilling soil in your car. You’ll probably want to do this last to make sure the plants don’t get crushed under other boxes. And if you’re moving long-distance or during extreme temperatures, keep an eye on your plants to avoid causing them stress. Finally, you should unpack them as soon as possible and let them get acclimated in your new home.
With all these tips and tricks for a successful moving day, you and your family will be settling into your new home in no time. And as you get started making wonderful memories in your space, don’t forget to take a look at the Homeownership section of our Studio blog for decor inspiration, maintenance checklists and more!
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