Moving is a hassle; there's no way around that. Packing, organizing, coordinating times, hiring movers, and that's all before you actually move into your new home. Then comes the unpacking.
We understand it can all seem overwhelming and stressful. To make the home buying process easier for you, we put together our top 5 tips to make moving day easy and painless for you.
Start to Embrace Colours
When we say colours, we mean colour coding. Create a system with different coloured markers, stickers, tape - whatever you can use, use it. Your colour system can be based on box contents (blue for fragile things, pink for soft things, green for heavy things) or based on where you got the objects from (pink for bedrooms, blue for kitchen, green for bathroom).
Whichever system you use, make sure you label the boxes on the outside so you know whats inside - it will make unpacking your new home in Niagara a dream.
Take Pictures of Your Rooms Before Packing
From complex electronic set ups (where do those wires go in the back of the TV again?) to the placement of items on a bookshelf - snap some photos before you start depersonalizing your home and packing things up so you know exactly where things go when you unpack.
Don't Lose The Hardware
If you have to disassemble something, keep all of the pieces of that object together as you move so you don't lose anything. If the piece of furniture comes with nuts, screws, or bolts be sure to keep those in a small bag that can be taped to the furniture pieces. This way nothing gets lost in the move, and setting up your new house is easy.
No Boxes? No Problem
Don't worry about not having enough boxes. Instead, just use what you have in your house! Laundry baskets, suitcases, tote bags, you name it. Use those to transport things. You can even keep things together by using appropriate items so you know exactly where things go (like laundry essentials in a laundry basket - no labelling required).
Pack Your Essentials Last
Pack the essentials last, and unpack them first. This means essential things you'd need if you were travelling: toiletries, a change of clothes, etc. The first day in a new house when you're faced with unpacking is going to be stressful enough. Skip the stress of having to figure out where your essential items are.
Ready to start the home buying process? Connect with Team Davids a team of experienced real estate agents today and we'll help you find your perfect home. If you're wondering if you're ready to start buying a home, click below to download our Home Buyer's Guide.