The time has come, you have put in your offer and it was accepted. The finances went through and you just finished closing. Do you know what I am talking about now? Buying a home and finally getting to the stage of moving into it. This is a complicated and yet sometimes stressful and simplistic time. The idea of moving all your things from one place to another sounds simple and in theory it really is, but there are some things that need to be taken into account to help lessen the stress and hardship involved.
It seems that having some things on hand are really useful. I find that stocking up on shipping supplies is a big step in the moving process. So what kind of shipping supplies should you have on hand? I think lots of cardboard boxes are a great start. But many are not taped or need to be retaped depending on their use.
So get lots of packing tape to go along with them and you never know when those can come in handy for making barriers between items so they don’t get scratched or even items and vehicles for that matter. It is also important to make sure some things don’t move and tape can be very handy for that. Scotch tape or panters tape is very useful for drawers you don’t plan on taking out before you move. Keeping them from sliding out can save much damage from occurring on expensive furniture.
It is also important to have an idea of how many boxes you will need beforehand and this is a complicated process. I find that you should walk through your current location and pretend in your head to figure out how many boxes you may need. This then correlates to how many you will need to buy and also what vehicles you will need to travel with them to the new home.
Now that you know how many boxes you may use and have planned out all the items you will be moving it is important to have a way to move them to your newly purchased home. Many people like to ask friends with trucks and large vans to help, but some people are not as lucky and don’t have friends who have large vehicles or a trailer they could use. So other options are rental vehicles and Uhal is a big company that is usually in most cities.