So, you’ve found your dream house plan and it’s all built. Congratulations! Use these tips for getting ready to move to ensure that everyone is poised for a seamless transition. Don’t let the fun of building your forever home get overshadowed by a hectic move. Just take a bit of time now to make sure you can enjoy yourself later!
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Creating a Game Plan
A carefully thought-out plan can help mitigate the stresses of moving day! We recommend that you start by looking at your blueprints. After you’ve taken inventory of your belongings, draw a general floor plan and mark where everything should go. Then consider printing off some copies and distributing them to your movers and/or volunteers. This will help get everyone on the same page as they unload all of your items!
You might even want to load the truck by rooms to help with the unloading process. For instance, if you load all the ‘Kitchen’ boxes at the same time and then all the ‘Master Bedroom’ ones after that, there will be no confusion as to what goes where, and it’ll be easier to move things in bulk to their final destinations.
Another one of our tips for getting ready to move is to take note of all the storage spaces in each room. It’s important to know exactly what you’re working with! If you have a lot of items going to a single room, think about what can go immediately into a closet or cabinet and what can stay out. For example, many homeowners will set all of their holiday decorations to the side, ready for the attic or a closet. Identifying these types of things will help keep you from unboxing everything unnecessarily.
Keep in Touch with Your Builder
Nothing quite beats watching your dream home get built right in front of you. Being able to walk through the rooms before completion is a fun experience for the whole family. But in the process of building, it can be easy to lose touch with your builder. We encourage you to set some time aside every week to check in and get progress updates. After all, you want to make sure that every inch of the final product is the quality you expect.
Another benefit of staying in touch with your builder is that you can potentially start planning your move early. It’s important to communicate ahead of time so things aren’t in the way. We often see folks moving big, bulky items and boxes into empty space like the garage or bonus, even while the home is still being built. If your builder is ok with this, it can help save tons of time come moving day. Just ensure that your things will be out of the way and protected from any accidental damage.
Establishing a Schedule
We can’t overstate the importance of a moving day schedule. Whether you are moving all by yourself or you have a team at your disposal, schedules are invaluable! Planning who will be doing what, when and where, can help keep folks out of each other’s ways to allow maximum efficiency. And don’t forget to schedule time for breaks and food. It’s easy to get so caught up wanting to get things done that you forget to eat or relax, but that’s a recipe for exhaustion.
Whether you are looking for your dream home or it’s already nearing completion, we are so excited to see how it turns out. Your happiness is our number one goal, so if you need any building resources or tips for getting ready to move, let us know how we can help.