The joy of buying a new house is often overshadowed by the stress of having to move. No one looks forward to packing everything they own in boxes, paying for a moving truck, and then having to unload and find a way to recreate the home they decorated over many years. All this without breaking the family’s fine china set.
However, with a little planning, you can move stress-free.
Plan Ahead– Don’t wait until the last minute, start packing as soon as you close on your new home. In an ideal world, everything but a fresh set of moving clothes should be packed away and carefully labeled long before the moving truck is in the driveway.
Color Code– Pick a color to represent each room of the house and use this color system when packing boxes. You can use different colored tape, stickers, or just markers to denote which room the box should go to. This saves a ton of time when unloading and lets any helpers know where they need to put each box.
Get a Sitter– Kids can make for great free labor if they’re old enough, but if they’re too young to carry a box they’ll likely be cause for added stress. If this is the case for your family, budget for a sitter to take your kids to the park or the pool while you move.
Make the Bed First– Once all the boxes are off the truck, the first thing you should do is set up the beds. Get all the frames put together and unpack the sheets. Unloading boxes can be exhausting and once you hit the wall having your bed ready to go will be a huge relief.
Plan and Pack– Remember that whatever goes on the truck first will come off last. So if you know you need certain items as soon as you get to the new house, pack those last. Things like children’s toys, pet food, and any tools for assembling furniture are items you may want ASAP.
Moving doesn’t have to be a chaotic chore if you can plan ahead and use a few tricks. If you’re in the market for a new custom built home, call Perry Hood Properties. We have decades of experience building the best new construction homes in the greater Tulsa area.