Selling a home and moving to another involves a lot of planning. We often don’t realize just how much stuff we have until we have to move. The longer you’ve lived in your home, the more stuff you probably have. And if you’re struggling to get all of your possessions organized before you move, you’re not alone. Packing and transporting belongings is what most people consider to be the most difficult part of selling a home in San Diego or elsewhere. Luckily, you can set up a method to make moving easier. If you want to have the least stressful move possible, consider trying out some of these strategies as a part of your overall method:
First, you’re going to need to go through all the rooms and closets in your house and sort everything based on whether you’re going to keep it or get rid of it. If you have a lot of stuff, you should make a conscious effort to get rid of what you know you don’t necessarily need to bring with you. Moving with less is always easier.
After you’ve donated, sold, or thrown away what you won’t bring with you, you can start sorting things based on what boxes they’ll go in. You can group similar items together and begin putting those items in boxes. You should generally start boxing things up several weeks before you actually have to move. This will help prevent you from having to scramble later on.
List everything you put in every box, and make a list of everything you need to do that’s related to your move. Listing what’s in boxes will help you know where everything is when you’re unpacking. Making a list of everything you need to do will help you remember to do everything. No matter how organized your move is or how much help you have, you are likely to forget something if you don’t make a list of what you need to do. A successful move requires you to do a lot of different things, and it’s difficult to keep track of all those different things.
3. Store, if necessary.
If you’re moving into a small space across town or simply aren’t ready or able to move all of your belongings to your new home, you may want to consider your self storage options. Self storage is a good idea, for instance, if you have antique furniture you inherited from your grandmother that you won’t have enough room for in your new living space. Obviously, you probably wouldn’t want to get rid of this antique furniture because it has sentimental value. So, self storage is a viable solution to consider. Contact your Keller Williams Carmel Valley Realtors for information on storage facilities.
Sorting, listing, and storing will help you get organized for your move. Ultimately, however, there are a lot of factors that go into moving. It’s a good idea to mentally prepare yourself for some stressful situations ahead. And just keep in mind that once you’re done with the difficult task of moving, you’ll be able to thoroughly enjoy your new digs.
Author’s Bio: Tim Eyre helps residential and business customers who use self storage when they don’t have enough storage space on their own property. Tim Eyre’s company – Extra Space Storage – has locations from coast to coast, including a self storage facility in Tucson and an Orlando self storage facility.