When you buy a new home in Connecticut the initial excitement will eventually be tempered by the realization that you have to pack up your life and move it. Depending on how long you have been in an apartment or previous home you may have accumulated a lot of furniture, appliances and other things that will need to be carefully moved.
At By Carrier we know how stressful the big move can be so we offer some tips on how to make the journey a little easier.
Opportunity: Instead of thinking you have to move everything, use your move as an opportunity to un-clutter your life. Moving into a new home is a great time to get rid of furniture and appliances that you really don’t want or can sell for a little spare change. Take the time to clean out attics, basements and garages and get rid of all that junk you’ve been complaining about.
Label Everything: Packing and unpacking can be an arduous task but it is even more difficult if you don’t know what is in the box. Opening a box of dishes in the laundry room will only make your day that much longer. Carefully label all your boxes so you know what goes where when you unload. Also remember to label any fragile items so friends or professional movers will know to handle with care.
Hire Reputable Movers: It’s nice if friends offer to help but if you have really valuable furniture sets you are better off hiring a professional moving company. However, moving is a wide open industry and there are plenty of fly-by-night operators out there who shouldn’t be trusted. Do you research, check references and interview the movers before you hire anyone.