Leaving the old place or old home is hectic both physically and mentally. No doubt that it comes with excitement too, but it is quite painful.
And in this dilemma, many people end up not preparing for the necessary things that are required to make the moving process easy.
Hence, to get rid of this chaos, we are here with a snapshot of what to keep in mind while moving to a completely new location.
There is no doubt that relocating to a new place is not an easy task, and it needs a lot of planning. So, create and write a master plan to make it easy. Your plan should include a few essential things.
For example – how much time do you need for all the packing and moving, what are the things that you want to take with you and so on. Ensure that you also look for the things that you can sell before moving so that you don’t end up carrying needless or extra things.
Don’t be the last-minute person here. Things were done at the last minute result in chaos and confusion. It may also happen that you forget to take some essentials with you in a hurry.
Thus, work with a calm mind. Writing all the things down may seem time-wasting to you. But this step will eliminate many troubles in the future and also save much of your time.
Pack the delicate and vital objects
Vital objects include things such as furniture and delicate objects. These items should be put in well-packed and insulated packages so that the objects do not break.
Do not pack fragile items like picture frames, wine glasses, dinner sets, etc., in the paper. Use newspaper, clothes, and bubble wrap to pack these things. You can also get free boxes from the neighboring stores or shops to pack the additional items.
Sell/Rent away the old property
Before moving to a new property, you must pay attention to the old one. Whether you want to leave it as it is, or you want to sell or rent it? And the best time to make this decision is when you are relocating to a new place.
But, what are the factors to keep in mind while deciding to rent/sell the property? The factors include- current tax rate, amount of return on investment, future returns of that property, and more.
If you want to rent out the old home, then be wary of a few things like the rent, who will bear the cost of maintenance, how you will screen the tenants, etc. Renting a home comes with many responsibilities, so decide wisely.
On the contrary, if you make up your mind to sell your old home as quickly as possible, then let us tell you that you need not worry about listing with the agents.
You can sell home without listing agent who will not only pay for the repairs in your home but also pay all the closing costs. In this way, you can avoid the hassle of repairs and can be saved from the lengthy process of finding a listing agent.
Pack the important stuff
Put all your important documents such as your identity proof, house documents, birth certificate, keys to the new home in one place.
Pack them at last but make sure to know where you have kept these things so that you can get them whenever you need them.
These are the things that you can require at your new home immediately, so pack with the saying of “LIFO.” Confused? LIFO means “Last in, first out.”
Also Read: Packing and Unpacking: House moving tips
Label the boxes
Label the boxes that will tell you about what are the things inside them. For instance – if you are a bibliophile and have packed your favorite books inside a box, then label that box as ‘Books.’
While moving to a new place, unpacking can consume a few days. Thus label the boxes. Labeling may take quite some time, but in the end, when you will unpack at your new place, it will save you a lot of time.
Find a connection
Whenever you are relocating, it is vital that you should develop a connection with the locals to get appropriate insights into how the city is.
You may think that you are unaware of anyone at that place, but there are high chances that you know somebody who then knows somebody residing at the same place.
And thanks to the power of social media, you can easily find those connections now. It is worth asking rather than just land up in a completely new location.
Change your locks
Change the locks as soon as you reach a new home. Even if you do not bother about the previous owner, you never know who is holding the key with him. So pay attention to this area as it is better to be safe than sorry.
You can ask a locksmith to come and change the locks, or you can change it yourself. This small expense comes with plenty of peace of mind.
Meet the neighbors
Make up your mind to meet the neighbors whenever you get the time after you have moved in. This will prove very helpful to you not only in terms of setting up the right foot there but also in getting to know more about the local services.
This doesn’t mean that you should knock on every door, but you can introduce yourself to them while roaming in the public park or garden. This will surely be beneficial to you in the long run.
To sum it all up
Believe it or not that moving to a new location can be quite overwhelming. But with the help of the steps mentioned above, you can make this transition seamless.
It is not difficult to follow these steps. So if you are in need of any help, you can always get assistance from professionals.
Lastly, it is not wrong when somebody has said –
Dare to be brave. Move out of your old house, and leave everything behind to start anew. You’ll be surprised at the great things life will have in store for you.