While moving into a new home is definitely an exciting prospect, there is so much work that must be done during the lead up. Moving is never easy, even when you have help from loved ones or movers. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make the process a lot less stressful.
Get Started as Early as Possible
Chances are you’ll know about an upcoming move months in advance. Accordingly, you should begin packing as soon as possible. Doing so allows you to get your bearings and prevents last minute scrambling to tie up loose ends. It also prevents mistakes and oversights, such as losing items or breaking glassware because you’re in a hurry. For the best results, try to get started at least two weeks prior to your move-in date.
Take Time to Declutter
While packing, assess your belongings to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. Items that you haven’t used in six months to a year can usually be discarded. This includes things like clothing, appliances, kitchen utensils, and other belongings. Gently used or new items can often be donated to people in need. You can also stage a garage sale to earn a few bucks. For damaged and old items, they should be discarded in a reasonable manner.
Pack Belongings Room by Room
Packing room by room makes the unpacking process so much easier. When you arrive at your new home you’ll know precisely where to put boxes based on the rooms they belong to. This also prevents you from losing track of items as you unpack, which is likely if everything is crammed into one box.
Label Boxes Clearly
Labeling also makes the unpacking process so much more efficient. When labeling, you can go one of two routes. You can write the contents of each box directly onto them, or you can number boxes and create a master list of what’s inside. A master list might be preferred, as you can keep a hard copy and store a digital copy on your phone for easy access.
Have you ever dreamed of designing your own home to suit the exact needs of your family? If so, Fiesta Homes has so much to offer. As a modular home manufacturer in Las Cruces, we provide customers a wide range of floor plans to choose from. However, we can also personalize aspects of your home for your satisfaction. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our manufacturing process or call (575) 525-4680 to speak with a representative today.