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June 16, 2022

How to Get Ready for a Move by Yourself and Stay Orderly


Prepping for a relocation is a thrilling event that frequently requires a ton of planning in a small period of time. If you’re managing this adventure solo, you could be feeling a degree of strain to move ahead of schedule while staying up with your normal duties. There is no need to feel like you must go through this journey solo. Start by reviewing the subsequent planning tips and resources to help choose where you could want some support, so you can feel more prepared and excited about this process. With Corrigan Moving, you will never be alone or without support throughout this thrilling upcoming adventure!

Schedule a walkthrough of your new home

One of the first and most crucial steps prior to relocating your items into your new space is examining your new home to get a better sense of the rooms with nothing inside. In this walkthrough, you can take pictures to be sure the floors, walls, appliances, doors, and exterior appear up to your contract’s standard and indicate any certain issues you need to discuss with your agent. You should be cross-referencing your contracts to ensure the particulars match what you’re seeing related to the status of the place. Also, you will want to look at the property meticulously and if there are problems you should quickly communicate with your real estate agent so they can be handled as soon as possible to avoid future aggravation.

Reduce your possessions early

Focus on your relocation as an opportunity to get a bunch of spring cleaning completed so you can start fresh in your new home. Steer clear of bringing pieces, furniture, clothing, and decor that you just don’t use or aren’t a fan of. If you feel like you have a lot of items you don’t plan to move, consider having a garage sale, selling possessions online, or giving to local charities. There’s no need to be lugging extra stuff when it will only cost you extra time and money – especially if you have a long-distance relocation before of you. You can certainly make decluttering more fun than it seems. Ask a buddy over to thumb through your clothes and see if they would like anything you’re getting rid of. Crank up your favorite playlist and move through one space at a time, making heaps of what you want to hang onto and what is for donation or sale.

Create a packing list for each room

When you’ve parted with the unwanted pieces, now the interesting part begins. Packing deliberately is critical to ensure all your possessions arrive to your new location soundly and together. If you aim to do your own packing, having systematic boxes helps make unpacking a breeze. Making a record of all your pieces and labeling what every box includes will be extremely helpful. You want to label the exterior of your boxes with the items inside, room and your last name, so you realize what is in them at a glance, how heavy they are, and if they comprise delicate items. Just remember, the more methodical you are early in the planning phases, the smoother it’ll be unpacking and getting items organized in your new location. And since Corrigan Moving never leaves you hanging, just let us know if you’d prefer us to do the packing for you! Your relocation expert will be happy to give you a quote for packing all items, or just a small number of items you’d prefer to have it expertly packed.

Prepare to transfer utilities and services

A further valuable moving preparation that will make your process considerably simpler in your new place is transferring utilities and services to your new home. To ensure you have electricity, running water, working equipment, and so on, it’s imperative to contact your utility service suppliers with your relocation information. Since their appointments get booked up as well, talk with your real estate agent when you can relocate in and tell them of the schedule of transfer.

There might be some info you want to verify related to an available home warranty policy; particularly to check if you can take it over to protect your appliances and important systems in your house. All home warranty organizations provide multiple policies; some comprise protection for smaller in-home appliances such as a refrigerator, although others comprise more expensive systems like your furnace. That’s why, it’s good to know what protection you have if you purchase a policy on the home. When the current contract ends, you can decide if you would like to maintain the coverage or modify policies to another company or plan.

Remain realistic about your requirements and finances

Instead of expecting yourself to be able to do the whole process on your own, think about what would be greatly helpful to outsource. Corrigan Moving can manage just large pieces of furniture, or all items. Consider your time and finances, and let our move representatives work with you for the perfect relocation plan. Cleaning is another imperative part of the process, so rather than moving everything into a partially cleaned space, you may want to employ a company to do a complete deep clean before you commence moving in your items. It’s your decision and what will save you time while remaining within a moving budget. From transportation to hotels, to materials and services, it’s obvious to see how expenses can start piling up. By creating a budget for yourself, you can appropriately outsource where needed and spend your money on items you cannot do alone.

Ask friends and family for help

If you have friends and family close to where you currently live in or are close to the location you’re moving to, organize time for them to pop over and help you out. Usually, friends will be ready to lend a hand. You’d be amazed what an extra pair of hands or eyes can do when you’re in the beginning stages of moving into your new space. If you have a buddy who is great at organization, they could be able to make a list while you put everything in a box, permitting you to multitask. Don’t sprint to have it all done in a day, a week, or even your first month. The most important piece is moving all your pieces to your new place, making sure things are moving along as planned, and making required payments.

Moving alone requires a lot of coordination and organization if you want things to run easily. Though that is correct, pairing with Corrigan Moving is a tremendous weight removed from your shoulders. We will partner with you to build a unique relocation plan, based on your timeline and budget. By planning ahead of time, partnering with Corrigan Moving, and asking others to lend a helping hand, you can still make moving into your new residence a stress-free operation and a fresh new beginning!

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