Spring is peak homebuying season. Will you be one of the many people buying a new home during this season?
If so, it’s a good time to start prepping for your big move.
Moving comes with many considerations and expenses, so the earlier you can get started, the better. Do you want help preparing for your upcoming move? Here’s what you can do, starting today:
- Reduce your belongings and clutter. Now’s a great time to go through your closets, cupboards and other storage spaces to donate or sell anything you no longer use. These items will only take up space in your new place and cost you more in the long run.
- Start gathering supplies. You’re going to need boxes, tape and other packing supplies to keep your belongings safe, so get started now. You can buy boxes or try asking local stores for them. It’s also a good idea to save the packing materials from any packages you receive so you can use them during your move.
- Make plans for kids and pets. Make a boarding arrangement or plan to send your pets to a friend’s house on moving day. You might also want to hire a babysitter or drop the kids off with family to ensure they’re not hurt (or in the way) during the move.
- Put away lesser-used items now. If you know you’re not going to wear your winter coats anytime soon, start packing them now. The same goes for any books, dishes or other items you don’t have an immediate need for. It’ll make things easier as you get closer to your move, plus it will cut down on the clutter in your home — likely meaning better listing photos.
Are you planning to buy or sell soon? Get in touch today to get started.