Moving House Tips

There is no denying that moving into a new house can be really exciting. On the other hand, the actual move itself can be much different than fun or exciting. You might even know people who declared that they “would never move again” after their last move experience. Moving is a big project, no matter how you look at it. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving out of a two bedroom apartment or a five bedroom house, if you have lived there for any length of time, you have likely accumulated lots of stuff.

One of the single smartest steps you can take towards making your move an easier one is to get organized. Skipping this step turns a tough move into a total nightmare. No matter how busy you may be, finding some time to get organized is simply a must. An organized move might be difficult but the alternative, a chaotic move, should be avoided at all costs!

A side benefit of sorting and organizing your stuff prior to the move is that you discover items you might not realize you still owned. Odds are that if you forgot you had it, you don’t really need it. If it is in good condition, there is the opportunity to donate it to a charity. Or, if you prefer, you can hold a pre-move garage sale and maybe make a few bucks to help cover the cost of the move. If it is not in good condition, the time is right to get rid of it. No matter how you dispose of these unneeded possessions, the good news is that you will have fewer things to pack, move, and unpack in your new home.

While organization is paramount, so is finding a good moving company. This can be particularly important if you have lots of heavy or expensive items. The last thing you want to see on moving day is a box marked, “fragile china” falling down the stairs. But finding a good moving company can be difficult. The Internet has made this process a bit easier as one can look up reviews of moving companies online.

If you don’t have a relationship with a particular moving company, you might be at a loss as to how to find a reputable one. One way is to ask anyone you know who has moved in the past few years. Getting references from people you know and trust is one of the best ways of finding a good moving company that provides good service, thus making your move easier.

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About the author

Sherry Fields Sherry Fields has been working in real estate since 2002. Working with the development team for the Hilton Garden Inn gave her strategic information on the commercial real estate market in Missoula. Broadening her scope she moved into the residential market and earned the designation SFR in short sales and foreclosures. Currently affiliated with Prudential Montana Real Estate, she works with both buyers and sellers "building relationships so you can buy & sell with confidence". Sherry Fields has recently earned the CREN designation - Certified Real Estate Negotiator. While price is a large part of negotiation - it is also about timing everything from the closing date to inspections, appraisals, home insurance - and it is about negotiating items that can show up in home inspections to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome.

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