Moving can be both a very stressful and an exhilirating experience. On one hand, you may be purchasing your first home, or maybe you’re upsizing your home from the one you currently live in. This could be because you have saved money, you have increased your income, or you have outgrown your current abode. Excitement and possibility permeate your emotions. On the other hand, there is a mountain of work to do. After you’ve closed on your new home, the physical and organizational work begins. This can be stressful and disconcerting. How is everything going to fit together in a new space? How do we get everything there? What other details need to be pondered?
The first helpful step with any project is to make a list or an outline. Having things written down in the chronological order that they have to be completed in, with make moving seem much easier. It takes a project that is intangible in scope and narrows the focus.
One major aspect of moving is packing and unpacking. Packing supply stores don’t want this mentioned, but just by approaching your local grocery or department store and inquiring about stocking days may land you a lot of free boxes and bubble wrap. These stores are just going to dispose of these items anyway. This can save a tremendous amount of money and additionally, you’re reusing a recyclable, so it’s better for the environment.
Another great way to move is to plan out where each item will go as you pack it. Your setup could quite likely be completely different from what your current home looks like. Rooms may be different sizes, the house may be a different amount of floors, the layout could be unique, etc. Not only is it very helpful to your project to plan where everything will go in the new house, it is also exciting! This step will probably bring a very needed jolt to the process, where you can see your dreams come true in your visions of how you want to lay out your new purchase.
Movers are key to a quality moving process. If you decide to move yourself, good luck to you, but you could possibly find it to seem like an insurmountable task. There are deals to be had, and it is always good to get multiple quotes. One savvy move is to let all bidders know the other bids. You are sure to probably have one of the moving companies drop their rate to win the business. You already have your plan of where you’d like every piece of furniture to go. However, it is a great idea to officially measure each piece of furniture. For one, this will assure you that these pieces will fit where you want them. Additionally, you will not be surprised by extra charges added by the moving company, due to odd-sized or jumbo pieces. Movers will sometimes charge extra for extremely heavy materials or glass.
Some details that cannot be ignored are getting your address changed, mail forwarded, utilities updated, alerting any lawn services, pool services, etc. If you do this early and schedule the date with them in advance, things will be a lot smoother. You can also donate almost anything. It may be a good idea to find out what you can live without, and then set it aside for donation purposes. You’ll be helping people, and getting rid of unwanted space-eaters. Renting a dumpster for trash may be a good idea when moving as well.
Hawk Mortgage Group has decades of experience making your dreams come true. We will help you find the best mortgage loan available to you. Brokers can shop the best rates, unlike lenders. Jeff Hawk and Hawk Mortgage Group are located in Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland. They will assist you in being approved for the home you yearn to move into. Just keep your move organized and well-planned, and your experience will be positive from beginning to end.
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