The process of moving is one of the last steps in your journey to your new home - and what a process it can be! You're literally taking everything you own and putting it in a new place, sometimes very far away from where it was, and unless you're planning on just leaving everything and starting from scratch they'll be preparations to make the transition go smoothly. We've put together some tips to help in your moving process so that you have just a little less to worry about...
Lists can save your life. That may seem a little extreme, but since your home literally contains everything you own it's kind of not. One way to make sure you're packing everything and taking care of tasks is to make a moving checklist. Your moving checklist should include things like important dates to have services disconnected or transferred, a list of the larger important items that you'll be moving, as well as any additional notes regarding things you don't want to forget.
Hire a Mover
Unless you truly are young and spry don't kid yourself about how hard it is to physically move everything! Long gone are the days when a pizza and a sixpack with the friends would get your stuff moved - it's time to hire a pro. Even if you are physically able to do it, it's one more big (literal) pain in the back that you can avoid by hiring someone.
Consider Costs and Save Up
Whether you hire a moving company or not there will still be some extra costs involved in moving! Things like boxes, packing tape, disconnect and re-connect fees, as well as the potential for additional meals at restaurants before the kitchen gets put away, are all things that can add up quickly. It's good to start setting aside a little additional budget months before your move so that you will be ready, and if you end up with left over money you can always use it for a house warming party!
We want to get you to that big moving day!
The Idaho real estate market has cooled down a little in the last few weeks, but inventory is up and things are still moving. It's a great time to consider buying a home here in the mountains of Idaho and we would love to help make it happen. Talk to any of our great Garden Valley agents to get started!