How To Survive The Move Into Your First Knoxville Home
Buying your first Knoxville home is stressful. Once you get through all of the stress of finding a home, writing an offer, surviving an inspection, getting approved for a loan, and closing, it’s time to move in. Moving itself can be a stressful experience.
Here is how to survive the move into your first Knoxville home.
Hiring Movers Vs. Doing It Yourself
As a first time buyer, you may want to save some money and handle the move yourself. Or, you may want to save yourself the headache and hire some movers. But, whichever option you decide, it’s important to plan this ahead of time.
Whether you’re hiring movers, renting a truck, or depending on the help of friends and family members, you’ll need to do some planning in advance. You’ll need to make the arrangements to ensure those parties will be ready on the day you decide to move in. In addition, you’ll want to be sure that you have an idea on price to ensure that your moving expenses fit into your budget.
Pack & Purge What You Don’t Need
If you’re going to take the time to pack up your current home, you want to be sure that you’re not moving things you don’t need. And, if you’re paying movers, you want to be sure you’re not paying them to move things you don’t want.
As you start packing items, be sure to consider each item as you pack it away. Things that you haven’t used in years or things that you don’t think you’ll need anymore can be thrown away. Packing and unpacking items you don’t need aren’t worth the headache. Consider moving a good opportunity to take full stock of the items that are in your home.
When you’re packing up boxes for your home, it can be helpful to pack similar items together in the same box. That way, when you’re unpacking in your new home, it’ll be easier to find the items you need.
In addition, don’t forget to label boxes so you know where to put boxes as you move in. Being specific about what’s in each box can be also helpful. Instead of just noting the room each box goes in, label what the box contains. This will lead to quicker unpacking and make it easier to find the items that you need.
Move Valuables Yourself
Things like computers, TVs, jewelry, and other valuables can be stressful to have other people move. Items like that need to be handled with care so that they don’t get broken, misplaced, or lost during the move. Prior to your move, make an list of what items you want to move yourself, so on the day of the move, you know what you need to move yourself.
Make Arrangements For Pets
Moving can be very stressful for pets. Depending on your type of pets, it can be helpful to have a friend or family member care for them on the day of the move. It’ll allow you to focus on the move and keep your pet’s stress level low.
Set Up Utilities
Utilities are another item that can often be overlooked or forgotten. Setting up your utilities, cable, and internet are all things you’ll likely want to set up prior to the move. If you don’t know who your utilities will be through, your realtor will be able to give you a list of your utility companies.
Be sure to call in advance to see what is required in order to turn on your utilities. Certain utility companies may require a settlement statement or deposit to turn on utilities.
Bottom Line – Plan Ahead
You’ll cut down on the stress of moving into your first home by planning ahead. Preparing for your move early will allow you to avoid any potential obstacles early on.
Are you thinking about buying your first Knoxville home? Please let us know if there is anyway that Knoxville Home Team can assist you in your home search. You can contact Rick at 865-696-9002 or via email at Rick@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Or, you can contact Kati at 865-392-5880 or via email at Kati@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville Home Search Page to get your home search started today!