New Year, New Home! Tips to Getting Ready for a Move in 2020

The holidays might have you hustling bustling about with dinner plans, shopping and all that. But, if you have envisioned moving to a new home in your better future, you might want to fit in a few things on your list. With the New Year comes a dream of a new home. If you and your family have planned a move in 2020, you’re in luck. Today, we the Agarwal Packers and Movers are highlighting a few tips and to-do’s you should start doing now to help ensure a smooth moving the transition next year 2020.

â—† Start a Calendar of Goals: You probably won’t be prepared to move right now, but if you have a general thought of when you plan to find, buy, and move into your new home, get a moving calendar together. Even if your dates are undecided, starting your checklists now with specific goals for projects before you move can help spread out the tasks in a manageable timeline. It will also keep you focused on goals to avoid being overwhelmed at the last moment of moving time.

â—† Decorating for the Holidays & Decluttering as You go: In decorating your current home for the special holidays, give additional consideration to any things that may be prepared for packing as you go. You can avoid having to move items more than once by cleaning up now and packing up what you might not need until some other time. As you come across things you no longer want, consider donating or selling them now. There’s no need to worry about moving things you can part with. When it’s officially time to move into your new home next year, you’ll feel more organized, knowing you’re only handling the pieces that matter most.

â—† Recognize Seasonal Maintenance Projects: Over the next few weeks and early you move, pay special attention to those little maintenance ventures. A loose railing, creaky door hinges, or a missing downspout are quick, easy fixes you can handle now. They’ll also be marked your list when it comes time to sell your home. If selling your current home is a prerequisite for moving into your new home, taking care of maintenance issues or projects now means a clean home inspection for future buyers later.

The New Year brings resolutions and new beginnings of life. If your new beginning involves a new home of your dreams, planning now can make it a smooth transition later. Start by organizing your things and fixing those maintenance problems around your house. Pack up what you don’t need and cleanout where you can.