You did it. You found the new Regal home that fits your needs for space and style, in a scenic, peaceful Utah neighborhood that you love — and now you’re ready for your greatest adventure to begin. Of course, preparing for move-in day can feel stressful, but with a few helpful tips and tricks, the process will be easier and more enjoyable than you ever imagined. Take a look at several easy ways to ensure a smooth move into your new home:
Declutter Your Stuff: Getting rid of or donating items, furniture, and clothing will make your move that much simpler. Ask yourself if what you’re holding in your hands is truly needed and necessary in your new home. If it isn’t, donate or sell. If you start this process early, your load will be so much lighter on move-in day.
Wrap Breakables in Clothing: Part of efficient packing and moving means saving as much as you can on the cost and space. In order to avoid excessive plastic, wrap breakable items in clothing. You won’t have to deal with plastic that you have to throw away, and you’ll free up room from your boxes of clothes!
Pack Each Room into the Same Box: As you go through each room in your home, make sure to keep items in labeled, respective boxes. This way, when you go to unpack, you’ll know exactly where everything is and you won’t have to waste time rummaging through boxes.
Don’t Forget The Food: Remember to store perishable food in a cooler during your move or try to eat perishable items prior to move-in day. Ziploc bags will come in handy for all liquids, and small boxes will help ease the move for those heavy canned goods. In addition, all this work will surely build up a big appetite for all involved, so take advantage of food delivery on your move day, and be sure to have plenty of water around.
Find the Right Moving Company: Of course, an incredible moving company can make a huge difference in your experience. Make sure to do your research online (think user reviews) and get a word-of-mouth recommendation if you can. Do this about eight weeks ahead of your move, so you can schedule the one you want without having to worry about them being overbooked.
Save Space: There’s nothing more helpful than utilizing your space correctly. Use the pots and pans in your kitchen to hold smaller, loose items like a towel stand, spice containers, silverware, and more. Get creative — you can pack smaller items into their larger counterparts to truly save yourself the headache.
Get Your Accounts Ready: Before the big move, make sure to cancel any subscriptions or accounts that you need to, and update your address on the services that will be transferred over to your new address. When all of your utility and home services are up to date, you can spend your time focusing on getting settled in. Click here for a detailed moving checklist to ensure all the important to-do’s are taken care of.
From all of us at Regal Homes, happy moving! We’re so glad to have you.