Whether you're relocating across the street, state or country, moving can be a fun, exciting and somewhat overwhelming time. However, there are many ways to make your move easier than you'd anticipated. As real estate agents, we have heaps of experience are happy to share our expertise. And, as always, if you have any questions or would like more tips on moving into a new home or buying a new home, please feel free to ask one of our amazing real estate agents.
1 - Know your future home.
The number one rule to effectively packing is knowing where your next Kirkland home is going to be. Make sure you have a place set up already so that you are not scrambling to find one last minute. If you have already seen the home that you are moving into, set up a map of sorts that shows exactly where everything and everyone is going, that way when you get to your home, unpacking will be a lot easier.
2 - Pack up a room at a time.
One of the toughest things to put yourself through is attempting to pack up more than one room at a time. When you try to pack up more than one room at a time, you are more likely to lose something that is valuable or important. Be sure to take your time and pack up each room at a time. Multi-tasking can be very harmful in certain situations, and this is one of those situations.
3 - Make sure you label EVERYTHING.
Nothing bad has ever come from over-labeling something, so that is exactly what you should do. Label which room the box is from, and what the contents of the boxes are. This will help organize yourself and your family, and it will help speed up the moving process as well. Your new Kirkland home will be easier to set up if you have everything labeled.
4 - Reserve all items ahead of time.
Make sure you take the time to reserve a moving truck, moving supplies, and movers if you need them. The last thing you want to happen is wait until last minute to rent out a truck or buy moving supplies, and find out that nothing is available. Find coupons for the moving truck and supplies, and for anything else that you may need. Plan as much as you can ahead of time.
5 - Plan your route ahead of time.
Speaking of planning ahead of time, make sure that the route from your old home to your new Kirkland home is planned beforehand. Whether you are traveling thousands of miles, or just a few, it is important to have your route mapped out. This will ultimately save you time, and it will save you from potentially getting lost. Map out however many miles your move will take so that you can purchase the correct amount of miles you will need on your moving truck.
6 - Start collecting boxes all the time.
Whether you know it or not, you have a lot more things in your home than you expect. That’s just what happens when you live somewhere for a long amount of time. It is important for you to gather as many boxes as you can, from wherever you can find them. It is better to be over prepared than underprepared.
For tips and information on packing up your Kirkland real estate please call us anytime. We would be happy to help in your move however we can.