Purchasing your first home is both exciting—and potentially stressful. Not only do you have to obtain moving supplies and possibly buy new furniture, but you'll have to spend several days with your belongings in boxes, on both ends of the journey. With this in mind, the guide below offers several tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.
3 Moving Tips for First-Time Homeowners
1. Make a Timeline
Once your offer on the home has been accepted, you will receive a closing date to finalize the transaction. During this time, talk to the manager of your current place about ending your lease, call on utility companies to arrange a day for them to be switched over, and make arrangements either with movers or with the family or friends who will help you load and unload.
2. Stock Up on Moving Supplies
Valuables should be properly packed for relocation so that they aren’t damaged in transit. Therefore, stock up on moving supplies, including boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and even a dolly. With these in hand, begin packing up non-essential items, such as seasonal clothing, guest bedding, and spare kitchen appliances, so you aren’t left with a massive project right before the big day.
3. Utilize Storage
If the moving date is approaching quickly and you don’t have enough time to sell that futon or entertainment stand, consider using a storage facility. Units can be rented on a monthly or extended basis and offer you some extra time to determine what you want or don’t want to bring into the new house. Furthermore, if your current lease ends before you take possession of the new home, they provide a place to relocate your belongings while you stay at a friend’s house or hotel in the meantime.
Preparing for a big move? Trust the professionals at Payless Storage in Texarkana, TX, to make the relocation as simple as possible. With a full stock of moving supplies and storage units, this company provides assistance during every step of your exciting transition. To learn more about the services they offer, visit them online or call 903-838-7772 with questions about renting.