So the day is finally here!  You’ve built your Prescott new home and are planning to move into it.  Everyone in your family is pretty excited and they’re all pitching in.  You’ve probably also enlisted a friend or two to help.  And you’re planning on throwing a huge party that very evening, after the moving is done.  Do you see any problems with this picture?  If you don’t, then read on for a few moving tips.

1. Movers vs. Friends and Family.  When you’re moving, you generally have the choice of using movers or enlisting friends and family to help.  If you don’t have a lot of stuff, then you can just move with the help of friends and family.  However, you’ll need to figure out exactly how much stuff you do have in advance.  So start packing at least a few days, ideally a week, before you plan to move.  Once you see all your stuff in boxes, you’ll get a better idea of exactly how much stuff has to be moved.  Also keep in mind that your friends and family might be willing to help out but they probably won’t be able to lift things as easily as professional movers.

2. Moving in One Day vs. Moving Over Time.  Most people like to get all their moving done in one day so that their lives aren’t disrupted for a long period of time.  However, it might actually turn out be more convenient to move a little bit at a time.  This way, you won’t get too fatigued on one day.  You can move a little bit each weekend.  Just make sure that you don’t end up moving the things you absolutely need.  You shouldn’t end up living in a home with no clothes or no computer!

3. Throwing Out the Things You Don’t Need.  There’s no point in carrying a lot of things that you don’t think you’re going to use to your new home.  A general rule is that you can probably throw out something that you haven’t used in six months.  If you have a lot of books that have been sitting on your shelves unread for years, do you really want to take them to your new home where they’ll sit on the shelves for a few more years?  Why not go through everything, figure out what you really want to have in your life and then pack that?

Contact us for more information about building and moving into your Prescott new home.