Tips for Relocating to Lindale, TX

Moving can be a drag! Packing, trying to stay organized, hauling heavy boxes and furniture... let's face it: nobody loves it, but it's something we all do, at one time or another. The good news is that moving doesn't have to be super stressful or hectic... if you're prepared! Here are some tips for having a game plan, staying organized, and avoiding the stress of moving.

Get Prepared BEFORE You Move!

One of the best things you can do before a move is to get organized and prepare yourself for the move! Here are some tips for getting a jump on moving organization.

Clear the clutter!

The less stuff you have, the less stuff there is to organize... and move! Start going through your belongings to sort the things you need from those you probably don't. Donate, host a yard sale, give away, or just toss.

Get organized

While you're decluttering, take some time to organize and put things into their proper place. This will make packing (and keeping like things together) much easier, which will, in turn, make unpacking that much simpler.

Set up utilities

Save yourself a big headache on moving day and make sure your utilities are set up well ahead of time. The last thing you want is to move into a new house, only to find the water, power, or heat has been shut off!

Pack Smart!

All right, you're organized and ready to get started on the packing. Here are some tips for staying organized and packing smart.

Pack by room

Don't set yourself up for disaster later by packing willy-nilly. Start with lesser-used rooms and pack only items from that room into a certain box. Each box should belong to one room... and no other.

Pack small

Giant boxes overstuffed with items spell disaster! Not only are they heavy and cumbersome to lift, they're much more prone to breaking. Do yourself (and your back) a favor and keep those boxes small and manageable.

Innovate & reinforce

Another way to prevent breaking boxes is to use reinforced boxes, at least for heavier or fragile items. Protect breakable items by wrapping them in socks, blankets, scarves, or towels, and save yourself the mess of packing peanuts.

Label, label, label!

Packed up a full box from one room? Great! Now label it so you know what's inside and where it goes! Trust is, it'll simplify the unpacking process quite a bit.

Move and Unpack with Care!

Before you start ripping open boxes, take some time to clean, organize, and unpack logically. Here's how.

Clean first

Ugh, really? Yes. Because which is easier: cleaning an empty house or cleaning a house full of boxes, furniture, and... stuff? Trust us, clean first, unpack second.

Unpack by room

Unpacking everything all at once just isn't realistic, and it's an easy way to get burnt out. Instead, start by unpacking the most important boxes in the most important rooms, then work your way through, little by little, prioritizing rooms and boxes that'll be used first.

Enjoy your new home!

Remember, it's not all going to happen at once, so take some time to relax, breathe, and just enjoy time in your new home, even if you're still hanging out with boxes!

Relocating to Lindale?

Are you thinking of relocating to the Lindale area? Let Leslie Cain Realty help you find the perfect home... in just the right spot! Matching buyers with homes is what we do best, so let us match you with your dream home!