Moving into a new home is both an exciting and a stressful time. You may have a long to-do list, family and friends helping you move, as well as paperwork to review from your bank, lawyers and broker.
While the last few items require a bit more focus and detail, the actual moving process can be made easier by following some helpful tips. Published by Styleathome.ca, the Canadian publication has listed some tips to help make transitioning into a new home as stress-free as possible.
Another way to make moving in a breeze? Speak with a real estate lawyer who can spot pitfalls and shortcomings in your agreement of purchase and sale. A real estate lawyer will review your purchase documents and help you understand what you’ve agreed to before you sign any contracts.
The article lists a total of 21 tips that should help you move into your new home with ease. The main highlights include:
Make a complete list of everything you need to do. You can add and subtract to this list as items are completed or new issues arise. Most new home owners have roughly 30-90 days before they can move into a home – take advantage of this time to figure out when and what you’re going to pack.
Sort Out Your Belongings
Use moving as an excuse to discard some of your possessions you no longer use or need. Also note any new items you want to replace, and when you should make these new purchases.
Put Together A Packing Kit
Old blankets to lay items down on, old clothes for cleaning and painting, markers, packing tape, labels, note paper and pens and tape measures are often looked for when moving. Make sure they’re on hand or in a central location for anyone helping out.
There are more helpful tips on the list, but the key message is to try and be as organized as you can as early as you can. This may help give you peace of mind, as well as time to solve any issues that may arise between now and your move-in date.