Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or relocating to another house, moving can be a stressful process. Many elements go into a successful move, including the smaller tasks for organization and packing. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to make the entire process easier for you and your family.
If you’re moving into a first house from a much smaller residence, such as a studio apartment, this should be an exciting time. While you may be looking forward to designing your new living room, bedrooms, kitchen, and other common areas, there’s still much to be done first. Here, we will look at just a few helpful tips to make moving a little simpler!
Your Moving Day Checklist
No matter the situation surrounding your move, it’s always best to begin by creating a comprehensive checklist of tasks. Regardless of whether this is your first house or you’re moving quickly due to a new job, the responsibilities remain the same. The basic rule of thumb is to book your transportation and cargo assistance far in advance. This means you’ll need to rent a truck a good month or so before moving day. Depending upon the number of items that your family will be bringing, the size of the rental truck may vary. If you’re relocating out of state, shipping items may be the best idea. If not, the determining factors for a box truck, cargo van, or pickup truck include how many individual trips you can make from the current house to the new one. Of course, if you plan on driving your family the entire way, you may qualify for some great value deals on accessories. This could include discounts on the number of days that the truck is rented. When you book your cargo transportation, be sure to explain your unique needs to the rental company. They may be able to offer advice and discounts based on your situation.
Likewise, the distance between the two homes presents other options. If you’re moving to a new home that’s nearby, it may be a good idea to temporarily rent a storage unit. You can begin packing months in advance, then leave those pre-packed boxes in the storage unit for as long as you need. This also means that you can make return trips at your own convenience, as well as rent a smaller rental truck for moving day.
Kickstarting Your Interior Design
Another way to get a good head-start on settling into your new home is by pre-planning some interior design elements. If your new residence happens to be a custom home, you’ve more than likely already picked out new floor materials and carpet designs. If that’s not the case, however, you can research those fun elements before the big move. While you’re still packing up for the new place, consider options to order free carpet samples online. You can have free sample ideas sent to you while still in your current home, allowing you to make important decisions on flooring and interior design prior to moving into the house. Deciding which type of hardwood flooring is the most stylish and durable, or whether carpet tile or wall-to-wall options would be best can be tricky once you’ve settled into the house. Giving yourself a jumpstart on design tasks can ease a lot of the stress later on.
Additionally, this interior design strategy can be applied to each of the new home’s bedrooms, as well as the kitchen and bathrooms. Any amount of research into the home’s interior design that you and your family can conduct in advance will make the move much simpler and more exciting. There is always the added bonus that your new house will truly feel like home right from the start!