You're looking forward to moving into your new custom home. There's just one thing standing between you and your new home: the moving process. For many people, moving houses ranks as one of the most stressful events in life. There's a lot to coordinate when you move, from making sure everything you own gets from House A to House B in one piece to informing employers, schools, the post office, and others of your new address.
As you get ready to call your new custom house in Fort Wayne, IN home, here are some tips to help make moving to a new home go as smoothly as possible.
Give Yourself Plenty of Time to Pack
Just as Rome wasn't built in a day, an entire house can't be packed up in a day. It helps to give yourself more time than you think you need to pack up everything.
To get started, make a list of the rooms in your existing home, then make a plan for packing based on the priority of those rooms. For example, you can probably safely pack up items in storage first but will most likely want to wait to pack up your kitchen and bathrooms until a few days before the move.
Stock up on Moving Supplies
How you pack up your belongings can mean the difference between items arriving in one piece or not. Bubble wrap, foam wrap, and specialty boxes can all take the stress out of moving and can give you peace of mind that your fragile belongings will make it safely to their new home.
Along with getting cushions and padding to keep your stuff safe, it's also a good idea to stock up on boxes and tape. You can buy boxes from a moving supply company or you can get them for free. Places to find free boxes include local stores, which might have packaging leftover from shipments, and your neighbors. People who have recently moved might offer up their leftover boxes for free on social media, so it can be worth it to check local free groups or community boards.
Make a List
Keep a list as you pack so you know what's in each box. Making a list will also help you see what you've packed. You might want to give each box a letter or number and include that on your list, so you can easily find items when it's time to start unpacking.
Hire Professional Movers
Hiring professional movers, instead of asking friends and family to help you, can be expensive. But you might find that the peace of mind you get from working with pros is worth the added cost. When you work with professional movers, you don't have to worry about pulling a muscle, either, as they'll do all the heavy lifting for you. Book the company as far in advance as possible, to make sure it'll be available on your chosen moving date.
Lancia Homes, an affordable home builder in Fort Wayne, IN, looks forward to welcoming you to your new home. To learn more about designing a custom home that you'll be excited to move into, contact us today.