When you list or buy with MoveRight, your Fort Erie real estate brokerage, we pay for your legal fees, home inspection, and movers.
Here are five tips we’ve learned from our relationships with professional movers. Following these can help you make a smooth transition to your new home.
All That You Can Leave Behind (There’s More Than You Might Think)
The first thing that most movers mentioned was how many things people wanted to pack that they didn’t need.
Some of it was understandable. Some were simply taking up space – things they had meant to fix for years, toys that kids no longer use, furniture that’s worn out or out of date, half-empty bottles of hair products…
Before you begin packing, take an inventory of all your stuff. Hold a yard sale or donate all that stuff that won’t be coming with you.
Keep A Special Place For Important Documents
Important paperwork like tax information, insurance documents, your will, passport, and such should be moved as little as possible; and when you do move it, make sure you always know where it is.
Don’t just put them in a box like all the other boxes where they might be confused for something else. Depending on how thick your stack of vital documents is, purchase a water-resistant, locking clear plastic bin or portfolio and always keep it in the same place.
Don’t put it in the moving van. Keep it with you. They will stay safer, and you can access them as soon as you move if necessary.
Advance Planning Is Key
Are you planning to move at the end of the month? Most people do, and this is by far the busiest time for moving companies.
The Fort Erie housing market, in particular, is a very active place, and movers have a lot of calls.
To avoid disappointment, schedule your moving date as soon as you know the date you can move into your new home, at least two weeks in advance.
Hold That Pose With Your Electronics
Have you got your entertainment system working just the way you like it?
Movers do that too, and they know that your setup is unique to you, and that’s why they prefer that you unplug your electronics before they handle them, and they leave it to you to set it up again at your new house.
Make this process as smooth as possible by taking pictures of the back of your devices so that you know how to connect them again when you move in.
Pack An Overnight Moving Bag
No plan, as they say, survives contact with the enemy. If things don’t go as planned, have some overnight essentials ready so you can take care of yourself and your family.
This bag should have things like snacks, water, medications, a change of clothes for everyone, toys, pet supplies, and anything else that you might need.
If your moving truck gets delayed for any reason, you’ll be able to get by for the night.