Plan How You Will Set Up Your Various Rooms When You Move In
Moving houses requires detailed planning and strategy. You also need support from professional movers. After packing all your stuff in boxes and loading them into a moving truck, the next challenge is where and how to arrange them. An ideal way to have a stress-free transition is by using a floor plan of the new house. The map gives you familiarity and helps you reorganize furniture and other belongings as soon as you get there. To pull off this feat, you do not need an architectural drawing.
The tips below will go a long way towards your moving without a hitch.
Draw the plan
Before the day of moving out, visit the new house and familiarize yourself with its outlay. Move to every room including bathroom and kitchen. Check the balcony and porch too. After that, sketch an outline; never mind the fact that you do not have room measurements. On your drawing, put the names of each room; living room, bedroom, kitchen and so on.
Know what to fit where
A scenario where the living room fails to accommodate your furniture can be disappointing. Using the floor plan mentioned above, verify whether your living room items will go into the available space. Do the same for other rooms. If there is need to do so, you can request the seller to share with you a full floor outline complete with measurements. Use the drawing to simulate how you will lay out your possessions.
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Pack according to the sketch
The new house might not have the same outlay as your current one. As you plan your move, let the floor sketch at hand act as a packing guide. Put items in boxes and label them as per how you will unpack in the new home.
Factor-in the utilities
Layout in advance where things like personal computers, phones, home theatre and TV will go; once more, refer to the floor plan. You can even mark using a pencil or pen. For additional power or phone cables, request a technician to install them before your moving date. Doing these ahead of time makes it easier to unpack.
Let the family participate
Having everyone contribute with ideas on how to place furniture, beds and other items in the new home is exciting. Their participation keeps everyone’s mind off the stressful moments that await them. Encourage everyone to have a say on how they want their house to appear.
You can draw your floor plan off-head on a piece of paper. If you find this too hard, there are apps you could use. All the same, planning a move becomes easy if you know in advance how the new house sits. Go to the place and do a little reconnaissance to help you visualize how you shall settle down. With a sketch, you can establish where every item goes. Moreover, you pack items with foresight according to the rooms in the new abode.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.
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