June 16, 2022

How to Get Ready for a Move by Yourself and Remain Organized


Prepping for a move is a thrilling time that usually needs a lot of planning in a short amount of time. If you’re managing this journey solo, you could be feeling a bit of stress to pull ahead of schedule while maintaining your regular tasks. There’s no need to feel like you must go through this adventure by yourself. Begin by reading the subsequent planning ideas and resources to help choose where you can use some assistance, so you can be more confident and excited about this transition. With Corrigan Moving, you will never feel alone or unsupported throughout this exciting new experience!

Plan a walkthrough of your new place

One of the best and most crucial items prior to relocating your items into your new home is examining your new home to get a better sense of the spaces with nothing inside. During this walkthrough, you can take pictures to be sure the floors, walls, appliances, doors, and exterior look up to your contract’s standard and note any distinct concerns you must to discuss with your agent. You should be reading through your documents to be sure the particulars match what you are noticing in terms of the status of the home. Also, you’ll want to review the property methodically and if there are issues you should quickly communicate with your real estate agent so they can be addressed as soon as possible to eliminate additional aggravation.

Declutter your items in advance

Focus on your relocation as a way to get some spring cleaning finished so you can have a clean slate in your new home. Try avoiding bringing clutter, furniture, clothing, and decor that you simply don’t use or aren’t crazy about. If you think you have a good amount of items you don’t want to move, think about having a garage sale, listing items online, or giving to local charities. There’s no reason to be hauling additional items when it’ll only cost you additional time and money – particularly if you have a long-distance move in front of you. You can absolutely make decluttering more exciting than it appears. Invite a buddy over to go through your items and see if they want anything you’re tossing. Turn on your best playlist and take it one area at a time, making heaps of what you want to keep and what is for donation or sale.

Put together a packing plan for every space

When you’ve parted with the unnecessary pieces, now the interesting part begins. Packing methodically is important to make sure all your items make it to your new location soundly and unbroken. If you intend to do your own packing, having orderly boxes helps make unpacking a cinch. Putting together a record of all your possessions and coordinating what every box contains will be incredibly helpful. You want to mark the exterior of your boxes with the items inside, room and your last name, so you realize what is in them swiftly, how heavy they are, and if they include fragile pieces. Consider, the more organized you are early in the planning phases, the smoother it’ll be unpacking and getting items coordinated in your new home. And since Corrigan Moving never leaves you hanging, just let us know if you would prefer us to do the packing for you! Your relocation representative will be happy to provide an estimate for packing everything, or only a few items you’d rather have it professionally handled.

Plan to change electricity and services

Another useful moving preparation that’ll make your life considerably easier in your new location is changing utilities and services to your new address. To make sure you have power, running water, functioning equipment, and so on, it’s crucial to reach out your utility service providers with your moving information. Considering their schedules get booked up as well, talk with your real estate agent when you can move in and advise them of the date of transfer.

There may be some info you want to verify related to a current home warranty policy; especially to verify if you can take it over to protect your appliances and important systems in your new place. All house warranty businesses provide various policies; some comprise coverage for smaller in-home appliances such as a refrigerator, though others encompass larger systems like your furnace. That’s why, it’s useful to know what coverage you have if you inherit a policy on the home. When the ongoing contract comes to an end, you can determine if you want to keep the coverage or modify policies to a new company or plan.

Stay realistic about your necessities and expenses

Instead of pushing yourself to be able to do the whole process solo, consider what would be largely helpful to hire out. Corrigan Moving can manage simply large pieces of furniture, or every single thing. Think about your time and finances, and let our relocation professionals collaborate with you for the best relocation strategy. Cleaning is another important piece of the process, so instead of transferring everything into a partially cleaned space, you might want to hire a company to do a complete deep clean before you commence moving in your items. It is your decision and what will save you time while staying within a relocation budget. From travel to lodging, to materials and services, it’s easy to see how costs can start piling up. By crafting a budget for yourself, you can properly outsource where warranted and spend your money on services you can’t do solo.

Recruit friends and family for aid

If you have friends and family in the area you currently live in or are near the areas you’re moving to, organize time for them to come and help you out. Frequently, friends will be able to help out. You’d be shocked what an additional set of hands or eyes can do when you’re in the starting stages of establishing your new place. If you have a friend who is a whiz at organization, they might be able to keep a list while you place everything in a box, allowing you to multitask. Don’t sprint to have it all done in a day, a week, or even your first month. The most important piece is getting all your necessities to your new place, guaranteeing things are operating smoothly, and making necessary payments.

Relocating by yourself needs a lot of coordination and organization if you plan for things to run easily. Although that is accurate, collaborating with Corrigan Moving is a tremendous weight lifted from your shoulders. We will collaborate with you to build a unique relocation plan, based on your timeline and funds. By organizing ahead of time, working with Corrigan Moving, and asking others to lend a helping hand, you can still make moving into your new place a stress-free procedure and a fresh new journey!