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If you are reading this article, it means you are about to move to your new place! Here are a few of the most important things to consider both at your old house and the new place. There’s work ahead of you before you get to this moment, but we’re here to guide you through it so that all goes as seamlessly as possible. First and foremost, you would have prepared your moving boxes: clothes, kitchen stuff, shoes, kid’s toys, makeup, electronics, you know, the whole thing. Maybe you’ll find that there are some things you now want to store in a third place (storage unit) near your new home. Perhaps that snowboarding gear or tennis equipment you haven’t used lately and you don’t want it to mess with your new beautiful home. That said, you’ll need to pick a moving company or rent a van. (Storage Corner offers a free moving truck when you move in!) so make sure you feel comfortable with your selection. Before you leave your home 🚐 🏠 Don't forget to look at all your drawers and check every room, including the garage! A nice thing to do (optional) is to clean your home before you leave it. That’ll give you a nice feeling (trust the process) perhaps you even end up finding something you forgot to pack when cleaning. That's good, right? Make sure all doors and windows are locked and secured. You may also want to take photos of the empty rooms to serve as proof of the condition of the house when you left. Finally, just make sure to return the keys and you should be good to go. Essentials on Moving Day-Packing List ☑️ Don’t forget your moving bag with your ‘essentials’. Although some of them may seem very obvious, we have seen them being missed sometimes. Hunting in a box for something important after a long day is not what you need, that’s for sure. Here is a list of essentials you want to keep separate and carry ...
September 1st, 2021
6 Essential Things to Do When Moving Into a New Home When you move into a new home, there are many things to consider. Although we often think that moving steps like packing and unpacking are the only major things before completely moving in, in fact, it’s what you do after moving into a new home that makes the difference. Connecting with your house, understanding its functions, and determining the priority of the projects you want to work on is an important part of you as a homeowner. To help you sort out your to-do list, we have compiled a quick list of the six most important things you need to do when you move into your new home. Get rid of possessions you don’t want or need 🙅 Many first-time homebuyers have a large collection of furniture and home decorations that they have used in apartments or university living quarters. Think about where your current assets will go. Decide what to do with items that will end up in the closet or basement of your new home, but will be thrown away later. Consider donating things you don't really want or need, or partner with a friend who has a garage and organize a sale. Set Up Your Utilities Before Moving In 🪛 Now is the time to make sure that everything is ready to go and working properly. On moving day, make sure that your electricity, gas, water, heating and air-conditioning, phone, and internet are set up. Also, call your local waste management facility so that your new home is set up for garbage collection. Less is More 🪑🪴 Try to postpone the purchase of furniture and appliances until you have moved into your new home, thus reducing the number of heavy objects you need to move. If you are moving to another state and plan to use professional movers, remember that your moving costs are based upon the weight of your shipment. If you must shop in advance, see if the ...
August 19th, 2021
It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans move each year, and 64% of those who move, do so between the months of May to September. Summer has some clear and obvious benefits as to why it’s often considered the best time of year to move. For those with families, moving during the summer means no disruption of the school year or daily routine for the children, and, since this is when most people move, this is also the time when there are the most housing options on the market. Summer is also the most popular season for garage sales which is the perfect way for you to get rid of that extra clutter while making some side cash to help pay for the move; the timing couldn’t be better! Finally, before you start your summer move, take a few minutes to read through these moving tips! 1. Consider hiring a moving company — If your budget allows for it, you might hire professionals to handle the moving process for you. Is hiring movers a significant expense? It is, but considering the amount of hard work that it will save you, it’s an expense that is worth paying if you can afford it. 2. Pack well in advance of your moving date — Start by packing things that you know you need, but you don’t need right now, like winter clothes, books, or seasonal home decor for example. 3. When moving in the summer you need to be careful with certain items that you put into a moving truck — Small, fragile items can be easily damaged or broken when treated improperly. Other valuables like fine art and musical instruments should also travel with you when possible. These items could be susceptible to damage related to temperature changes or changing weather. You should also consider a climate-controlled storage unit to cut down on your time in the heat. 4. If your schedule allows it, try moving during the week — Moving on weekends ...
July 13th, 2021