7 Tips for Your Next Move

Did you know May is National Moving Month? With a number of schools letting out for the year and summer getting ready to start, many people decide to relocate during this month. Whether you're planning to move across state lines or across town, it's important to plan and prepare for your big move. The best real estate agents in Eldon, MO are here to help you out! Devine & Associates has dedicated this week's blog to some helpful tips to help you get ready for your next move.


1) Start Early

While you may be wondering when is too soon to start packing - it's never too soon! You can always get your out-of-season clothing boxed up and any decor or household items that you don't use on a regular basis packed away. Although it may SEEM too soon, you don't want to be rushed at the end - creating more stress on yourself.

2) Label Boxes

It's super important to label the boxes as you go. This can help keep the stacks organized as you load up the moving truck. The people helping you move will appreciate knowing where to place the box, as you start to unload. This can help prevent a HUGE stack of boxes in the living room once you get your things moved.

3) Change Address

Before you actually relocate, it is important to have your mail forwarded and to change your address with any doctor offices, banks, and mail subscriptions you receive. This step by seem time consuming, but it is important that everyone know where to reach you, that way you don't miss an important piece of mail!

4) Pack A Bag

Have your entire family pack a large bag of items they will need for about a week's period of time. At this point, you can start to pack up the remaining items in each room. Don't forget to include comfortable clothing for packing and moving day!

5) Schedule Help

Before moving day arrives, arrange friends and family to assist with the move. If this isn't the ideal situation for your move, you can always hire a moving company to transport your items. If you have small children and pets, it's important to arrange someone to watch them too! Moving day can be stressful, especially for little ones and pets - have a family member or friend around to help keep an eye on the kids.

6) Clean Up

Before you leave the home you're moving out of, it's courteous to clean the space well. It is easier to perform a deep clean, once all of the furniture and boxes are out of the way. Especially if you were renting, you want to ensure your space is spotless to get your deposit back!

7) Unpack Necessary Rooms First

While you may get all your boxes and furniture into your new home and want to call it quits - there is still quite a bit of work that needs to be done. Although there is less of a time crunch at this point. Consider unpacking rooms that have the majority of essentials for your family. The kitchen and bathroom are usually important rooms to get set up quickly. If you have any cable or internet provider scheduled to hook up your service, you will want to ensure the television and computer are hooked up and ready to be set up.

Ready to start packing now? Whether you're planning to move soon or still looking to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here for you! We can help you find the right place for you and your family to live. From farm land to a waterfront home, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. Contact our team of professional real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-392-9900 today!


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