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Helpful tips on moving to your dream home

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Before you can start your exciting new life in your dream home, you need to take on the challenge of moving into it in the first place..

Here are useful tips to make the task as easy as possible:

  1. Create a moving checklist
    Get organized with a detailed to-do list. Having a thorough checklist helps you plan in advance and keeps you up-to-date on the tasks at hand.
  2. Get rid of your clutter
    Comb through your belongings and get rid of items you don’t need. If you haven’t worn an article of clothing for more than a year or if a particular appliance is becoming hard to use, it’s time to donate or sell them. Decluttering is an effective way of getting rid of unused or faulty items and cutting down on the number of things you’ll need to pack.
  3. Decide how you’ll transport your belongings
    Knowing how you’ll get all your belongings from point A to point B is something you’ll need to figure out ahead of time. Whether it’s enlisting the help of family and friends or hiring a professional moving company, planning the way you’ll move your belongings will mean one less stressful to-do on your checklist.
  4. Pack ahead of time
    To avoid cramming, get an early start. Pack your furniture, personal belongings, and other items as early as you can. Packing may seem easy but it’s actually harder and takes a longer time than you think. Start with the stuff that you don’t use often, followed by common items that you can live without for a few weeks.
  5. Update your contact details
    Inform the United States Postal Service (USPS), your company, bank, insurance provider, and utility companies about your new address weeks ahead of your move. Changing your address can take more than two weeks and its best to have your contact details ready and updated by the time you move into your dream home.
  6. Keep important items and papers with you
    During moving day, keep your valuables and important documents with you instead of stashing them in the moving van or vehicle. This way, you avoid the risk of damaging or losing them.
  7. Change the locks on your home
    It’s a good idea to assume that a lot of people had access to your new home while it was still on the market. Now that you own it, change the locks on every entrance to the house – front, back, kitchen, patio, and so on. You’ll sleep better knowing that no one else has the keys to your home.
  8. Organize your boxes
    Once you’ve settled into your new home, you don’t need to unpack right away. You can place each box in the room that they belong to and save the unpacking for another day. This way, you’ll know where the contents of each box belong.

Your dream home in Georgia’s North Fulton area is just a call away! Learn more about the residential homes for sale in John’s Creek, Alpharetta, and Roswell by contacting North Creek Homes at 770-668-4888 or email office(at)northcreekhomes(dotted)com.