Selling and clearing out your old home is tough work but moving into your new home and making it truly yours is just as hard. Between moving, unpacking and redecorating, there’s plenty of realizations and hardships along the way but here’s a guide that should help you out significantly through this journey of yours.
Most movers realize, after the move, that a very significant portion of what they’ve packed wasn’t really necessary. This is a waste of time, money and effort when it comes to transferring your goods from house to house. So what you should do is de-clutter. At least 2 months before the big move, make sure you visit each room and get rid of what you don’t need. If you haven’t used it in the last few months, chances are that’s not going to change and you’re just being a hoarder.
A homeowner’s nightmare is having furniture that doesn’t really fit in with their new household. You have one of two options from here: have a garage sale and get yourself new furniture or simply spend wisely in the first place next time. When it comes to furniture, the easiest thing for you to do is purchase neutral colored, classic pieces that can be separated into smaller pieces. This makes it a staple for every household. You can make it unique with your bold accentuations, which will provide pops of color.
Hefty furniture used to be a sign of good quality, which had everyone scrambling for the heaviest set on the block to impress their guests. This is no longer the case, since thanks to our ever-growing advancements, we now have quality pieces which are as light as a feather. And these pieces have become even trendier than their older, more classic counterparts. It’s always better to invest in lighter furniture. Even if you think you’ll never be moving out of your house, then keep in mind that it’s easier to shift these sets about and clean up!
The New-Home Feel
Once your old home is arranged to its finest capabilities and being shown off to potential sellers, you begin to fall in love with it all over again. You might not want to even sell it! Just keep in mind that this beautifully arranged house can be achieved anywhere with the right attention to detail. The secret is to de-clutter as much as possible, lift up the blinds and open up the windows every now and then. Light a scented candle to get some healthy, fresh aromas wafting through your house. Also rearrange your furniture every few months, this freshens up the atmosphere just as well as opening a window!
Be In The Moment
Chances are if you’ve moved in a few years ago, you still have a few unpacked boxes left in storage. Some things you wanted to get done as soon as you moved, simply never were and you now don’t have the motivation or time to do so. The secret is to get things done at the moment. If you have a paint job to be done or floor replacement, then do it before you move or right as you do so. Else, it will never be done. Also schedule an unpacking day so you’ll have a proper place for all your necessities where dust mites won’t breed.
These are the top 5 lessons you’ll want to keep in mind when moving! We wish you all the best with your new home and hope you have a hassle-free experience moving into it!