Moving isn’t fun
I don’t care what you hear about moving, it’s stressful. Not only do you have to deal with selling a home, buying a home but the physical aspect of moving you, pets, belongings and if your wife will let you come along, yourself. I’ve moved too many times and am just completing the process again. This time from over 4,000 sq. feet into 1,900 sq. feet. I started 8 weeks prior to my move date. This choice made this move my easiest.
Plan Your Move
even if you take a legal pad and scratch out a rough plan that includes, times, dates, materials, things to do etc., it will help you with the process. Home Depot was my best helper. If moving yourself you will find some of the least expensive moving materials that you will need. Use this checklist as a guide. Every situation is different so adapt the list to work for you.
Start with least used and needed items first.
I rented storage bins to get stuff out so the last week wasn’t crazy. I moved a little at a time into storage and used the extra time I gave myself to weed out the junk. I suggest packing those items you seldom use and seldom need. For example, if your moving in 8 weeks do you need all the artwork on the walls? The 3 extra beds and dressers and lamps that no one is using? Start thinning and pack as you go.
Designate an area in your home for a staging place.
Use a room that is large and not used a lot, start moving items in to that room and have plenty of packing materials and boxes waiting there for you. Pack, label the boxes carefully and get it to storage, a POD or even your garage. Then start again. Do this over a period of weeks and before you know it, your house will be close to empty and you’ll be much more relaxed.
If Selling your current home and buying another
Please contact me. There is a fine art to making this work. I’ve helped others and can help you make a smooth move.