Whether you’re exploring new homes in Ormond Beach Florida, working alongside skilled custom homebuilders to plan the timeline of your new construction house, or simply envisioning your potential future life in the area, there’s one thing for certain – tackling a major move can be incredibly stressful!
However, with a little know-how and a lot of planning, the process doesn’t have to be scary. Read on for a few tips to keep in mind as you consider your next move.
Cut Back on Clutter
If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of packing up everything in your home to transport it to your new space, you might need to begin thinking in smaller steps. A good starting point? Cutting back! There’s no point in moving everything to a new home, then having to get rid of lots of unwanted items while unpacking to set up the new space. Instead, work in sections, sorting your home room by room before your move. Anything you no longer want to keep can be sold or given away – at a garage sale, online, handed off to friends, or donated. Starting this process early is a great way to cut down on stress and even save money and effort down the line.
Pack with Purpose
Now that you’ve gotten rid of unwanted items, how can you best decide what to pack first? Think about it effectively – you’ll want to start by boxing up items you don’t use regularly. Nonessentials like décor items can be stored away without interrupting your day-to-day life. Move room by room and label boxes – so you’ll be able to place them in the correct rooms as you enter your new home. Plus, take photos along the way. You’ll want to have a tool to jog your memory of what was packed inside certain boxes, how furniture was assembled, or how electronics cords were plugged in. Finally, be sure to set aside a box or even luggage with essential supplies for your first night. You don’t want to have to dig and search for toiletries, clothes, and other important items after a long, exhausting day spent moving!
Save Time for Stress Relief
Packing for a move can be a huge effort – and it’s so easy to get overwhelmed! Break up the stress by finding balance wherever you can in the time leading up to your move. Keep organized, both in your planning efforts as well as in setting aside time for yourself! Don’t forget to schedule yourself with time to take up your favorite hobbies, exercise, enjoy a good book or TV show, meditate, journal, or whatever else helps you relieve stress. Plus, don’t forget to cherish and spend time with loved ones – especially ones you’ll be seeing less often after your move. Schedule time to spend with them – you won’t regret it!
Find Places to Plan Ahead
Thinking ahead is key to helping your future self navigate a new and unfamiliar location – and all the arrangements necessary during and after your move. For example, if you’re driving, do you need to service your car or plan for hotel stays along the way? Also, are you thinking ahead about perishable food in the days leading up to your move – and can you use up remaining perishable items and/or donate nonperishables to a local food bank?
Also, start working ahead to change your address on any subscriptions or financial items – so you don’t miss any important mail items due to a delayed location update.
On a more fun note for planning, you might also want to research your new area and find points of interest to check out – like restaurants, shops, parks, and other amenities.
While it might be complicated and busy in the moment, your move is sure to be spectacular when you settle into your new space. Vanacore Homes is here to help you craft the perfect home to meet your lifestyle needs. Contact us today to learn more about available Palm Coast and Ormond Beach new homes and floorplans!