I’m in the process of moving into a new home with my husband and two young children. We’re excited, but of course we’re also, well, exhausted. After all, this moving business is hard work! If you’re in the same boat as us, you will love what I’ve got in store. To help make your move a bit less arduous, here are 10 tips for moving into a new home!
Click through for 10 things to consider before moving into a new home …
Summer is the busiest time of year for moving. Families with kids prefer to move when school is not in session, and in climates where winter snow and ice make things difficult (oh, how I know the difficulty of moving during the dead of the winter in Chicago), the summer weather can be appealing. There's
typically a lot of housing inventory on the market in the summer, but know that prices are usually at their highest.
Get a delivery? Save that box. You can buy boxes — either from a moving company, storage rental place, or from a big box hardware store (no pun intended), but it will cost you.
Don't buy perishables too close to your moving date. Who wants to throw out a full fridge and freezer full of food? Unless you're only moving a short distance, emptying your fridge, packing it up, transporting, and then putting everything away in the new fridge leaves food in 'the danger zone' for too long. Better to use up what you can, and plan on replacing everything anew.