I know that homebuyers cringe whenever they think about the idea of packing or subsequently unpacking once they’ve sold their existing home and moved into their next residence. But I’d like to share a wonderful idea that I have learned about that could make the “tasks” of packing and unpacking so much more manageable for your new home move.
One of the most rewarding and gratifying aspects of being a Keller Williams Realtor is to educate and empower homebuyers and sellers to make decisions that will benefit them and fulfill their needs. To that end, I encourage you as a home buyer to consider streamlining your packing chores. Hopefully, the prospect of hauling boxes and furniture to your new home before unpacking everything won’t seem so daunting.
First of all, you should begin packing at a very early stage of your move. Once you have obtained a home loan, begin sorting through your belongings.
Many homebuyers who are savvy to this practice tell me that they quickly dispose of the items they know will not accompany them to their new residence. Be sure to sort everything into three piles. One pile should be for items that you will keep, one for donations to your favorite charity, and a third pile that you plan to discard.
Your next step should be to box up the items you will keep but will not use until after the move and initial unpacking are completed. These included seasonal clothing and your holiday decorations, just to name a few.
You may also want to create an organization system to help avoid frustrating searches for specific items once you have unpacked at the new residence.
One successful system that may help you keep track of everything is to color code your boxes by room (master bedroom, kitchen, upstairs bath, etc.), which in turn ensures that everything will be delivered to the correct room of your new home. For example, you might use red for the master bathroom, and orange for the kitchen.
To ensure that your initial move-in experience runs much smoother, be sure to pack a suitcase with clothes and toiletries you will need for the first week (or so) of residing in the new home. As a result, you won’t have to rush to unpack everything immediately. This is particularly important if you have children and are moving in the middle of the school year.
I realize that there may be items you initially wanted to keep but now wish to discard once you begin unpacking at your new home. You may want to designate two boxes for a) placing items that you will discard, and 2) those you’ll donate to charity.
I sincerely hope that this information enhances your moving experience from your existing home into your new residence. Please be sure to Email me at email@example.com or call me at (469) 441-0849 if you are thinking of putting your home on the market, or are looking for a new home.