Have a Predetermined Plan
The sooner you can move into your home, the quicker you’ll be able to enjoy the luxury lifestyle it provides. This transition period is exciting, but can also be stressful if the right steps aren’t taken to simplify the process of unpacking. One way to channel your excitement as you await the move-in date is to map out a game plan. The easiest way to do this is to print out a large version of your home’s layout and write/draw in where your furniture and other items will go once it’s been unpacked. The more detailed your plan is, the easier the process of unpacking and settling in will be. This can also make it easier for your movers to understand where each box and piece of furniture should go.
Take Inventory Systematically
Once you’ve solidified the blueprint for where your possessions will be arranged within your home, make sure that you take inventory of all your belongings when packing, and organize your boxes according to the room they will be placed in. Keep a list of your possessions, and feel free to take pictures for not only your own records but also for insurance purposes, just in case something gets lost or damaged during the moving-in process. Make sure that you also label each bin with the items that are inside of it, and the designated room that the box is supposed to be placed. In doing this, you’ll avoid wasting time by having to search through piles and piles of similar-looking bins and boxes for your belongings. Don’t forget to assign a specific box or bring a suitcase for the necessities you’ll need for the first night or two that you’re settling in. These necessities can be items such as toiletries, electronics, chargers, and a change of clothes.
Update Your Address ASAP
When moving into a new home, you’ll want to make sure that mail can reach you by updating your address everywhere. The list of places that you’ll need to notify is extensive, so the sooner you’re able to do this the better. Some of the most important places to notify immediately are: the post office, the IRS, credit card companies, banks, utility companies, your home insurance, car insurance, and health insurance. By notifying the post office first, you can make sure any mail that’s incorrectly addressed will be forwarded to your new home.
Finally moving into your new custom home is exciting, but here at Empire Custom Builders we know that moving in can also be a long and stressful process. By taking these helpful tips into consideration, you’ll be able to speed up the move-in process and ease the stress of settling in and enjoying your new home. Contact us to learn how we can help you create a custom home that you can’t wait to move in to.