Moving to a new home is exciting, but it’s also challenging. The process can be overwhelming as it involves myriad details and the cooperation of the whole family. Once you settle into your new home, however, you’ll realize that the whole relocation process was worth it.
Every task is important when it comes to moving houses. Here are our best tried-and-tested tips for relocating to a new home:
- Get organized
A move this huge requires a lot of careful planning and organizing. You have to plan out what items you’ll be taking, how you’ll be transferring them, and other important details. You can start by creating a list of tasks that you need to accomplish every week up until the day that you officially move to your new home. This way, you get to stay on track and avoid rushing during the moving process.
- Keep an inventory
A part of your list of tasks should be making an inventory of all your household belongings. An inventory would be especially useful if you’re hiring professional movers. An inventory can be a record of all the items that are being transported and, upon delivery, double-checked to make sure nothing is missing.
- Get rid of the things you don’t need
Relocating allows you to start fresh in a new home. This means getting rid of belongings that you no longer need or items that have turned into clutter in your old home. An efficient way of discarding your items is by selling them online, throwing a yard sale, or donating them to local charities.
- Decide how you’ll be moving your items
You can ask help from family and friends, or hire professional movers. If you don’t have a lot of items to move or if your new home is just a short distance away, it wouldn’t hurt to ask people close to you to help. But if you’re moving to another state, it’s best to let professional movers do the job.
- Keep important documents with you
As your moving day gets closer and closer, it can be easy to lose or misplace items. Important documents such as passports, birth certificates, receipts, and real estate documents should be stored in a safe place, along with your valuables. Keep these documents with you during your moving day as well. You don’t want to risk losing or misplacing them if you them if you put them in the moving van.
- Update your address
Inform your bank, credit card companies, and service providers about your change of address. You should also let family and friends know about your new residence.
- Change the house keys
Always change the house keys as soon as you move into your new home. Doing this ensures your safety and security because it means that no one else has the current keys to the house.
- Hire a professional cleaner
Your new house may seem spotless during your many visits but just to be sure, have a professional cleaner scrub your new home once you purchase it. This way, you’ll know that you’ll be moving in a new home that has been thoroughly cleaned.
- Review your community’s guidelines
Each community has their own Homeowner’s Associations (HOA) and each one has different rules and regulations. Make sure that you’re aware of these rules so that you know if you’re allowed to make certain changes and renovations to your new home.
- Get to know your new neighborhood
Discover your neighborhood by joining community activities, familiarizing yourself with the area, and meeting new people. You’ll be settled in no time!
Planning to sell your home in Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell or surrounding areas of North Atlanta Georgia? Contact the Sherry and Maria Team today to schedule an in-home consultation. We are Cumming, Georgia real estate specialists with both sellers and buyers’ agents and we will help to make this experience the best it can be. You can reach us at 678-283-1710 (Sherry) or 678-548-5513 (Maria).