You bought a new house in a desired neighborhood and have closed on it. You are probably also gearing up for the move from your old location. Now what? There are so many tasks that need to be accomplished, as if buying the new house wasn’t hectic enough. There are at least four full bedroom of furnishings that need to be transported within a week. And then there are dozens of questions hovering inside your mind like:
1) How is the new neighborhood?
2) Will I miss my friends and family?
3) Will I be able to get a new job at the new location?
4) How will the kids adjust to new school? And so on.
Remember, all of the above concerns are the thing of almost every new homeowner. Moving to a dwelling that you have chosen to spend a good deal of your time in is a major upheaval. It is going to be stressful as much as you love your dream home. But the whole moving process can be made lightweight with a little plan and action.
Not everyone is comfortable with the chaos that moving can bring, but many people are smart enough to designate this task to that one person who can take in-charge of the process. This person should be responsible for all the major decisions involved in the process, such as knowing the new community, making a list of what to take and what to leave behind and choosing a mover. First, let us talk about knowing the community of your new home in detail. This means learning about the distinctive character and voice of your neighborhood, schools around the new place as well as stores, malls, restaurants and other venues. Subscribing to a local newspaper or singing up for the community group on social media is the best place to start. The group can in fact acquaint you with the latest news and happenings around you. But most importantly, you will get a sense of the kind of people in the community.
The next step is to take inventory of your belongings. Take stock of everything from your closet to pantry and basement. Decide what will go and what will stay behind. Things that you want to get rid of can go to charities, consignment shops and garage sales. Seasonal items can go to storage if your new place is small. Boats, recreational vehicles and other big items can be stored this way as well. You may want to see more information about the local storage companies in your area by visiting relevant yellow pages or city directory.
Since you are selling your old house, renting it, or even if you are moving out of a rental place, you will be moving a big load of household items. This will probably call for professional movers. You may also rent a truck or choose other options like seeking help from friends and family for the move. If you choose movers, try to get estimate from at least three companies.