Planning Your Move

Buying a new home can be exciting. Moving on the other hand, not so much. But if you follow these tips and plan properly, you’ll be on your way to a stress-free transition.

3 Things to Do to Plan Your Move

  1. Make a Budget: The first step to planning a move is to put together a budget. Once you determine your budget, you’ll have a better idea of whether or not you should hire a moving company to handle everything, or if you should rent a moving van and do the heavy lifting yourself. Whatever your budget, there should be a solution somewhere in-between these two extremes, so you get help where you need it while saving money where you can.
  2. Find a moving or rental company: Now that you’ve decided how you’re going to move, it’s time to find the right company to help you do it. You should ask friends for recommendations, read reviews online, and even check with organizations such as the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company you’re considering is reliable.
  3. Save your spot: You’ve read through reviews and narrowed down your choices. Now, it’s time to schedule your move before you miss out. Make these plans as early as possible. Waiting too long could make your move more expensive, or even impossible, if companies are all booked. Keep in mind that peak moving season is during the summer months of June, July, and August, so it may be easier to move during winter, spring, or fall. Also, weekends are busier than during the week, so a weekday move may be your best choice.

For more moving tips, click here to check out the Trulia Guide to Moving.