5 Tips Before You Start the Moving Process

The entire moving process can be grueling. You may not realize just how much stuff you have until you have to go through it all. Below are 5 tips to do before you start the whole moving process:

1.    Declutter. Get rid of things that you wouldn’t want someone else moving for you. It may be an extra expense. Why pay movers to move boxes of things you’ll never use again?

2.    Pack things you don’t need right away. Packing things before you start moving will give you less of a headache later. Winter gear is a great example. I doubt we’ll be getting snow in May (in Chicago, you never really know though!)

3.    Label boxes properly. Write down the room it’s from and going to, along with what’s inside the box. A box has a lot of surface area so don’t be afraid to get into detail, if you think it will make unpacking easier. You can label boxes way ahead of packing and moving, too, if you want to make sure you have enough boxes to pack certain items.

4.    Make your home generic. In order to sell your home, you have to make it less you and more of a place that buyers can imagine themselves in. Take down memorabilia and photos to help better spin their imagination.

5.    Deep Cleaning. Whether you’re doing it yourself or hire someone, deep clean at both the old and the new place.

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