Start Planning Your Moving Date Early
Once you’ve found your dream home and know when you’re going to move you should start prepping for your move as soon as possible.
Here are some pre-move tips to get you started:
- Contact your utility providers and let them know when you’re moving and when to stop services.
- Start packing items you don’t need.
- Set a moving budget.
Keep- Give -Gone
Moving is one of the best times to go through your possessions and start to get rid of things you don’t need anymore. After all, who wants to pay to move things you don’t need?
Try your best to sort your things into three categories. Things you want to keep, things you want to give away, and things you are willing to throw away.
Look For Moving Deals
Moving can get expensive even if you’re moving a short distance from your current home. Looking for good moving deals is a great way to save money, but only if you know what kinds of deals to look for.
For instance, you may not want to look for deals on your movers since you want them to take good care of your belongings while you’re moving. But you can look for deals on moving supplies like boxes, packing materials, and other items that make moving easier. Reach out to your community to see if anyone has any empty boxes or ask your realtor.
If you’re looking for a good mover, it’s a good idea to get quotes from several moving services which will allow you to can compare prices.
It’s also a good idea to consider whether you can drive some of your things to your new home yourself, or if friends and family can help. If you have pets, consider having them stay with a friend while you’re moving.
Make Packing Easier
If you’re looking for more ways to make moving easier, think about ways to streamline packing. Remember, the most efficient packing isn’t always best. Sometimes making a box a little lighter and easier to carry is important, especially if the contents are delicate.
Try to pack room by room, and keep items organized when possible.
Prepare a Moving Day Box
Keep one box aside of “essentials” that you’ll need on moving day: cleaning supplies, light bulbs, toilet paper, garbage bags, a change of clothes, your toiletry bag, etc.
Settling into your new home won’t happen immediately but will happen over time. The more you can do before you move, the sooner your new home will feel like home. My Team not only knows houses, but we also know our waterfront communities. That means we can help you find a home that you will love offering the benefits and lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, I have been in sales for over 30 years. At the young age of 23, I was a store manager for a large well known shoe store chain in Toronto which led me to work for a large Floor and Wall Fashions Distributor in Warehouse Management and Inside Sales. Beginning in 2004, this valuable experience led me to a successful and dynamic career in Real Estate. I then achieved my Broker's license in 2008 and I am always continuing my education within this exciting field.
I find myself so fortunate to live and work in Lagoon City. Over the years I have met so many wonderful people who have become my neighbours and friends. I truly believe in creating a better community through connecting people with the right homes. My integrity and honesty will always keep you on the right path and my dedication to finding or selling your home goes beyond expectations.
Buying a new home is always exciting, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Moving is never fun and it can be one of the most difficult things to fit into anyone’s busy schedule. It is my pleasure to share informative blogs with you as I encourage you to follow these easy tips to make moving a lot easier and more organized.
Richard McGuigan is a professional CENTURY 21® Real Estate Broker with Century 21 B.J Roth Realty Ltd, in Lagoon City Ontario and provides you with the highest quality service possible. His personal knowledge of the Real Estate market in Lagoon City and surrounding areas is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today. Let Richard assist you in finding your dream home in our beautiful waterfront community. Contact him today for a free home evaluation.