Whether you move to the next town over or across several states, relocation is always a huge stressor. As Eastern Panhandle, WV real estate
experts, we have helped several families across the region through this transitional phase. Here are a few things that you can do to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as it possibly can.
Don’t wait until the last minute. You should begin the relocation process a good 6-8 weeks prior to moving day. The best place to start is by researching and obtaining quotes from at least three different moving companies in your area. You should also start de-cluttering, selling or giving away items that you know you won’t take with you. Your mover can’t give you an accurate quote if you don’t have an idea of how much you’ll be bringing with you to your new home, so the time to start de-cluttering is early-on in the process.
Remember the loose ends. So many people get caught up packing up their belongings that they forget that relocating goes beyond your household. You need to obtain school and medical records, submit a change of address form, switch all of your billing information and make sleeping arrangements, if needed. These might seem like “common sense” items, but they’re easy to forget when you’re worried about packing your life away. Taking care of these things gradually will ensure that it all gets done before you move. Waiting until the last minute, on the other hand, creates a greater likelihood that you’ll forget something.
Design and implement a packing system.
The worst feeling in the world is FINALLY getting to your new Eastern Panhandle home
, unloading all of your boxes and then realizing that there was no method to your packing madness. This creates an irritating and lengthy unpacking process, which is the last thing you need after going through a real estate transaction AND getting ready for a move. If you have color-coded labels and organize your items in each box by room and category, you can put each box in the room that the items in it will be in and finish unpacking much faster.
Don’t let yourself get bogged down with anxiety over your move. If you start early enough and stay organized, the process will be much less stressful. The sooner you arrive to your new Eastern Panhandle, WV home
, the sooner you can start enjoying it.
If you have any questions about your Eastern Panhandle, WV real estate
needs, don’t hesitate to contact us
! We’d be happy to help you through your transaction and show you around the community. We hope to hear from you soon!