Ah, the beast that is moving...it seems like no matter how hard you might work to prepare, you always end up throwing things into whatever container you can find just to get it out of the way (especially if the moving truck will be there in t-minus 5 minutes).
If this applies to you, you’re not alone! We’re here to help you prepare for your next big move in a simple, tangible way. The process of packing up your life can be incredibly difficult regardless of whether you’re headed down the street or across the country, but you can take that stress out of the equation with these quick tips.
Organized to Move
Organized to Sell Your Home
If you're simultaneously preparing for a move and getting your home ready to sell, have no fear...we have tips for that, too!
6. Purge and Organize Your Closets, Cabinets, and Hiding Spaces | Focus on the areas of your home that buyers pay the most attention to. The kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and bathrooms are all ticket items for ensuring that your home sells quickly, so put more of your energy towards making those areas look organized and spacious! We all know buyers are peeking in your pantry, closets, and cabinets to size up the space.
7. Clear the Clutter in Your Home | The easiest way to make your home look more spacious is to clear out your clutter. As you're cleaning and preparing to list your home, get a jump start by packing up some of your nonessential items. You can always store moving boxes in a storage area, basement, or space in your home that isn't a focal selling point. Buyers understand that you're preparing to move and might be excited to see you're already preparing for a new buyer! If storing moving boxes in your home isn't an ideal situation, consider renting a storage unit (or ask a family member or friend with some extra space on their hands) for the time being.
8. Design a Blank Canvas for Your Buyers | Help buyers envision themselves in your home more easily by transforming your spaces into a blank canvas. Remove personal items like photos and keepsakes, keep surfaces clear, and stage your furniture in a way that will help those viewing your home to easily picture how they can make the space their own. Removing these items is another way to get ahead on packing, too!
We hope these tips + tricks help you get ready to conquer your next big move! Transitioning to a new space should be exciting and refreshing, and it all starts with a well organized moving process.
Be sure to let us know if you have any moving hacks you’d like to share in the comments!