Moving is one of the most formidable tasks of buying a home. You will have to arrange transport vehicles and manpower for shifting all your things. Else, you will have to take the help of friends or relatives to do this. Zack Childress, a real estate mentor and speaker gives valuable tips to ensure that moving in is an enjoyable experience.
Pay the ones helping you to move in, reasonably
If you are moving from state to state, 10% of your total bills should be given as commission
If you are moving inside the state, $10 to $20 per head is enough
Make sure that you don’t exceed the typical rates.
Have a packages checklist
Name your packages in order and you can do so in alphabetical or numerical sequence. For example: Bedroom box can be named as A and Kitchen articles box as B and so on. Often moving trucks are loaded with belongings of many families and having a checklist will prevent the wrong delivery of items.
Wooden flooring needs time to adapt
Wooden flooring needs time to the sunlight accustom to the new surroundings and you cannot fix it immediately. It has to stay exposed in open boxes.
Always entrust the spare keys of your old home to a friendly and trustworthy neighbor
There is always the chance that some things may be left behind or checked in your old home. So give the spare keys to a well known and close neighbor.
Employ people to clean your new home
When you move into a new home, there will be lots of accumulated dust and you have to essentially engage a paid cleaner to do the cleaning work.
Alter or swap out locks in your new home
Who knows who all may have keys to your house. So, ask the locksmith to interchange locks or install entirely new ones. Once this is done, you don’t have to worry about your safety and can stay relaxed.
Make sure that the closet is well accommodative
Empty the closet before moving in so that it can hold well. Also, allot places for everything including your overcoat and your shoes. This will make moving in more organized and less stressful and on the whole more enjoyable.
Service and clean the machinery before moving in
Clean the chimney, exhaust, heating and cooling equipments as soon as you move in. Also obtain something like a contract from some service company. This is because you don’t have to end up overpaying for the service when the equipment collapses in some mid season when it is most needed.
Use alternatives for paper wrap
You should learn how to wrap in towels and cloth. This way, we are substituting paper with environment friendly material to envelop delicate items. You will also have a clean underground room in your new home.
Moving in must be organized and easy. One has to plan a lot before moving into a new home. These basic Zack Childress tips will leave you with a pleasurable moving experience.