Having moved multiple times in the past, I have learned that the little things you do to your home before moving can make all the difference in your move going smoothly and quickly or falling into disaster. If you take care of some of these smaller but essential tasks, you’ll have a much easier time on moving day and will be able to enjoy your new home sooner! Take a look at this list of some of the most helpful things you can do before moving to ensure your next move goes as smoothly as possible.
Get Rid of Junk Before Your Move
Before packing up your home, you must eliminate any junk you don’t need. This will not only make packing easier, but it will also save you money on moving costs. To eliminate junk, start by going through each room and making a pile of things you don’t use or need. Once you have your stacks, you can either donate them, sell them, or throw them away. Donating is an option if the items are in good condition. If that doesn’t work, take the things to the dump and recycle what you can. I recommend going through your clothes to see what still fits (or if any items don’t). Consider giving these items away so they can find their way into someone else’s closet. Selling also works well if you’re planning on downsizing or getting rid of some stuff before you move into a new house.
Sell Anything Valuable
If you want to make extra money before your move, now is the time to sell any valuable items you own. This could include jewelry, furniture, electronics, or even your car. Place ads online or in local newspapers, and have clear pictures and descriptions. You might be surprised at how much money you can make! Remember to go through everything first so you don’t accidentally sell something needed during the move. And if you’re not moving soon, it’s worth considering getting rid of clutter while it’s on your mind–you never know when your current residence will change.
Before you even start packing boxes, it’s essential to get organized when moving. Make a list of all the rooms in your house and what needs to be done. This will help you track your progress and ensure you don’t forget anything.
Start with the easiest room, such as the kitchen or living room. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to keep going. Pack any valuables before you start moving things around your home. And if items are challenging to move because they’re too heavy or oversized, find ways to break them down into smaller pieces so they can easily be moved out. Avoid overfilling boxes with unnecessary items because this will only slow you down. If you need to store some items temporarily, think about renting a storage unit until after the move is complete.
Paint Your Walls White Or Neutral Colors
Most people look for a clean slate when moving into a new home. They want to be able to personalize their space without having to worry about clashing colors. This is why painting your walls white or neutral colors is one of the best things you can do to prepare your home for a successful move. It will make your home more appealing to potential buyers and make it easier for them to imagine themselves living in your space. In fact, painting walls has been proven to provide the best return on your investment when it comes time to sell. Check out this post to see other ways to increase your home’s value before moving.
Put Things in Boxes
Packing up your belongings is one of the most daunting tasks when preparing for a move. But it doesn’t have to be as tricky as it seems. Start by putting all of your things in boxes. This will make it easier to transport them and will also help protect your belongings from damage. Boxes can be purchased at your local home improvement store or reused from past moves. Use plenty of packing materials like bubble wrap, newspaper, clothes, and furniture pads to fill gaps and prevent breakage. Packing heavy items on the bottom and lighter ones on top also help protect your items and ensure safe transportation.
Label Everything For The Movers
The first step is to declutter and eliminate anything you don’t want or need. This will make packing and unpacking much easier, and it will also save you money on movers. Next is labeling everything you want the movers to take with you. Be sure to label boxes with fragile items clearly, and write down a list of things that should go in each room. This will help the movers know where everything goes, making unpacking much easier for you. Finally, pack an essentials box with things like toiletries, snacks, and clothes you will need during the move. You may not think about these things when you are in the middle of moving, but they can come in handy!
Clean Before The Big Day
Moving is stressful enough without worrying about cleaning your old place from top to bottom. Hire a professional cleaning service to come in and clean your home a few days before the move. This will give you one less thing to worry about on moving day. Plus, it’ll make your new place feel even more refreshing.
Moving is a huge undertaking, but it can be much less stressful with some preparation. Be sure to declutter and deep clean your home before listing it on the market. You should also make necessary repairs and care for any outstanding maintenance issues. By taking care of these things ahead of time, you can increase your chances of getting top dollar for your home and making a smooth transition into your new place.
We hope you found this blog on the How to Prepare Your Home for a Successful Move useful. For more tips, check out this one blog on the Moving House: How to Move out of Your House With Ease.