Moving Check List For First Time Home Buyers

January 30 2017

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Around 77% of college graduates have changed communities at least once. But while most of us have moved into a dorm room or apartment, the process becomes a lot more complicated when you're getting ready to move into your first home. Buying and selling your home can be so overwhelming that you may underestimate how much work is required for the actual move! Of course, if you follow this first-time buyer moving checklist and work with an experienced San Diego moving company, your move will go a lot more smoothly.

  1. Secure your moving and storage services
    Before you do anything else, you need to hire your residential movers. Be sure to do your research to find a reputable company that can handle your unique needs. Do you have delicate antique furniture? Do you need additional storage facilities to house some of your belongings for a later date? Do you need to schedule during a particularly busy time of year? Get quotes, ask questions, and lock in your moving and storage services as soon as possible.

  2. Start packing early
    You may not feel like packing right away, but do yourself a favor and start now. Pack decorative items first and then go room by room, labeling boxes as you go. If you have fragile antiques or odd-shaped furnishings, find out the best way to wrap these items and keep them safe. Make an inventory of all items and get rid of what you don't need. Save all essentials for last and make sure they're easy to access for your convenience..

  3. Decide what you want to store
    Since we offer both moving and storage services, you have the option of storing items you might not need right away. If you have too much furniture for your new place or are still deciding whether your existing decor will make sense in your house, you can use our storage units for your belongings until a later date. This can be especially helpful if you're merging two separate residences or plan to revamp your decorative choices..

  4. Check on utilities and mail
    Don't forget to make sure the electricity will be on at your new home. You should also make arrangements to forward your mail and file for a change of address at the post office. Failing to do so could leave you in the dark (and cold), and you certainly don't want any of your personal information or bills ending up in the wrong hands. In addition, you'll probably want to set up Internet and cable. If you want your transition to be a little easier, don't neglect this step..

If you check these items off prior to moving day, you'll be much less stressed and more efficient. Here at SD Reliable Delivery, we make it our mission to make your move a success. For more information, call us today!