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Once you have all your belongings moved into your new home, there is still plenty of work to be done. Deciding how to arrange your furniture, where to store things you don’t use regularly, and finding a home for various items in the bathroom and kitchen are important decisions to make. In fact, many families try to tackle some of these decisions before moving into a new home so that they’re not scrambling to decide where everything belongs on move in day. Either way you approach it, your new house won’t truly feel like a home until everything is organized. With that in mind, here are five ways to tell that your new house is organized and ready to be lived in.
One of the first and most telling signs that your new home is organized is that it is free of clutter and everything is put away in its right place. This means there are no moving boxes lingering in the living room or kitchen still waiting to be unpacked and there are no items strewn about countertops and tables that you still need to find a home for. Making sure you properly label your moving boxes can make this process run much more smoothly since you won’t have to open boxes to see what’s in them before moving them to the appropriate room. Try to give yourself time after your belongings arrive to get everything done so that your new home has a feeling of permanence and comfort.
A home doesn’t truly feel like your own until you have it decorated to your liking, which includes hanging pictures, art, and any other touches that help make it feel like home. Even a small decorative touch can help transform a room into a more homey living space that feels like it’s your own. If you have items in your current home that you plan to decorate your new home with, it can be helpful to consider where you’re going to put them upon moving in. Lighting is an important thing to consider as well since some rooms will receive more natural light than others and good lighting can make a room feel much warmer and lived in than a room that’s flooded with shadows. Take note of where the sun hits your home and how much light you can let in through windows and shades when considering appropriate spaces to add more light to.
A-1 Auto Transport is a nationwide moving company that ships to every major market in the U.S. and overseas. With more than 20 years as an experienced moving company, there is no move we can’t handle, no matter how big or small, whether it’s across the state or across the country. For a FREE moving estimate, call us at 888-509-3213 or use our online quote form at the top of this page! No payment or obligation is required, just tell us what you need done and we’ll be happy to offer a cost estimate!
Organizing and decorating your new home doesn’t just mean the inside of your house. Outdoor spaces like yards, patios, and gardens also have to be set up before you’ll feel fully moved in. If there’s any landscaping you need to do after moving, try to tackle the job as early as possible. Nothing looks more dreary than a lifeless, unused yard, even from the inside of a house that is organized. The sooner you can get the outdoor areas of your house spruced up and ready for relaxing or hosting guests, the sooner it will feel like home.
Nothing says your new home is fully organized than if you feel comfortable having guests over. Many people like to have a housewarming party shortly after moving to welcome old friends and family, as well as to get to know some of your new neighbors. If you feel like your home is ready to host visitors, you’ve likely got everything put away and your new living space is starting to take shape.
If you’re ready to have guests, you should also have a fully stocked pantry and fridge. Making a list of what you’re going to need on your initial grocery store trip is a good way to make sure you have all the bases covered. Additionally, having a few home cooked meals with friends and family can make the transition easier and speed up the process of acclimating to a new home. Having everything you need to provide snacks and meals goes a long way toward getting comfortable in the first days and weeks you spend in a new home.
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.
Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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