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Tips for Simplifying Your Move to a New Home

by Rosie G. Hernandez 02/02/2020

Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details.

If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information -- possibly even a checklist -- on how to efficiently work with them and prepare.

Having the movers do the actual packing for you is often an option, but not everyone feels comfortable turning over that task to people they don't know. If you decide that it's worth it to pay the extra fee, you can always prepack and take with you any personal, fragile, or valuable items you don't want to entrust to others.

Moving companies are in a competitive business and are usually willing to negotiate the price of their services. By getting cost estimates from three different movers, you can often save hundreds of dollars and choose the company that provides the best value and customer service. Reading online reviews, checking Better Business Bureau ratings, asking a lot of questions, and taking notes are a few of the methods you can use to make an informed decision. Once you've done your research and picked a reputable moving company to transport your belongings, you've cleared one of the biggest hurdles. Packing, of course, can also be a rather immense part of the process. Here are a few tips to help make it a bit easier.

Downsizing helps: Depending on your age, the size of your family, and how long you've lived in your current home, you may want to "lighten your load" as much as possible! Transporting things you no longer use or need can make moving more tiring, complicated, and expensive. Taking the time to have a garage sale, contact the Salvation Army for a truck pickup, or even find a cost-effective junk removal service to haul away your unwanted stuff can simplify your moving experience.

Boxes and packing materials: Although there's a good possibility of being able to negotiate some wardrobe boxes and other supplies into your service contract, more boxes, heavy-duty tape, and packing material will be needed! Inquiring at your local supermarket about any surplus boxes is one way to save money on supplies. However, if the boxes they give you are flimsy or damaged, the monetary savings may not be worth the hassle of having them split open in transit. Overpacking boxes with heavy objects can also result in that same problem -- not to mention the probability of muscle strains and back injuries! Clearly labeling boxes and avoiding using nondescript categories, such as "miscellaneous," is yet another way to reduce the potential stress and frustration of moving all your belongings to a new home.

About the Author
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Rosie G. Hernandez

Rosie G. Hernandez licensed real estate broker and CEO of Gold Rose Realty has been serving the Miami/Fort Lauderdale real estate market as a full service boutique brokerage firm for 25+ years. 

Her top team of real estate agents provide quality and professional assistance in the sale and purchase of luxury waterfront condos, single family homes and commercial real estate.

They represent both national and international clients on an exclusive basis when buying or selling real estate, so that they are ensured the utmost professional care and guidance.

The teams goal is to make sure their clients make a sound investment so that their real estate transactions are positive and a win win for all.

In addition, they've partnered with a strong team of real estate professionals who offer financial consulting, international and immigration law, real estate title acquisition, certified public accounting services, property inspections, banking and lending in both residential and commercial real estate, architectural design and real estate development.