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You’ve done your research, been shown
countless houses, and have finally sealed the deal on your first home! Now it’s
time to start the actual moving process. While this may sound tedious and
overwhelming, moving into a new house can be simple if you take the right
steps. Read on to learn about how you can make your first big move easy.
- Change your
address — Head to your local post office at least a couple of weeks
before you make your official move and have your address changed. This
will keep your mail from going to your old address after you’ve vacated.
- Pack a box
for your first day — Chance are you won’t want to dig through bags and
boxes just to find your toothbrush after you’ve moved in. Be sure to pack
your essentials in an easy-to-find spot so that you’re not stuck unpacking
everything in one day! This can include things like toiletries and
bathroom supplies, as well as plates and other kitchen items.
- Hire some
help — Moving can be a pain, especially when you don’t have many people
available to give you a helping hand. Researching moving companies and
finding some reasonably priced assistance is often worth it and can make
your move that much easier.
- Purge what
you no longer need — Moving is the perfect time to get rid of things you
will no longer need around your new house. If you know you won’t need
certain items of furniture or just have old junk you no longer want,
trying selling, donating and throwing away anything that doesn’t suit your
new space. Having less items to take will make your move that much
- Pack your
things strategically — Your boxes should be packed by room and labeled
clearly. You don’t want to throw kitchenware in the same box as linens —
this will make unpacking your things that much more difficult. It’s also
important to label fragile boxes to avoid any damage during the physical
- Use the
right boxes — While it may be tempting to skimp on moving supplies, using
old or damaged boxes can be a huge mistake. The risk of them breaking or
tearing during the move is extremely high, and this can ruin the contents
inside. It’s also important to use the proper boxes and packing materials
for fragile items, like television and mirrors. These may require
professional packing, but will ensure that they do not break in transition.
Follow these simple tips and your move will seem