The spring home-selling season is quickly approaching. Many people looking for their dream homes will become first-time home buyers.
If you anticipate purchasing a home this year, there are a lot of things you have to take care of. This includes getting home insurance, a home inspection, and a host of other things.
You also have to get ready to move. Luckily, there is an easy way to take the hassle out of moving so that you can settle into your new home and costly delays.
Plan Your Move Thoroughly
When it comes to saving time on any project, the key is planning. Planning ahead will help maximize your time and decrease the likelihood of problems.
The easiest and most effective way to plan to move into your new home is to anticipate all that you will need to move. You can do this by visually walking yourself through every stage of your move. Also, review your moving strategy with your spouse, a friend or a family member. They can help you identify potential missteps.
Consider Hiring Movers
Another step that will help you streamline your move is hiring movers. Movers help you move quicker. In most cases movers have an established process for expediting your move. This allows you to focus on other tasks while they do all the heavy lifting.
Movers do more than moving your belongings to your new place. They offer you a variety of services that can help you make your move hassle-free. Some professional movers offer storage that helps you save time when it comes to packing.
Take Care of the Little Things
Planning a move requires a lot of logistics between many different parties. You have to make sure your closing will take place as scheduled. Then, you have to make sure your belongings arrive when they supposed to arrive.
With your focus on the major aspects of your move, it’s easy to forget about the little things that matter. Here is a list of easily forgotten things you must do to ensure your transition to your new home is a smooth one:
- Forward your medical records
- Ask doctors for referrals
- Defrost the freezers
- Transfer your child’s school records
- Review your home insurance policy
- Inform creditors and financial institutions about your new address
- Drain liquids from household appliances
Always conduct a final walk-through of your home to make sure everything is complete.
Moving to your new home doesn’t have to be stressful. By planning in advance, you can streamline your move and get settled in your home as quickly as possible.
The Alan Harmon Agency is here to help you maintain your home insurance while you move. We can also help you get new home insurance if you visit our website and request an online quote. Call us today at (269) 441-5156 for more information.