“Home buyers are most likely to move — and homeowners are more likely to move up — in markets with plenty of available jobs along with a reasonable supply of homes for sale,” said Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions. “Markets with this enviable and increasingly rare combination of jobs and housing inventory tend to be in secondary and even tertiary markets that are somewhat off the beaten path. Even in more mainstream markets, the counties with the highest pre-mover indices tend to be in outlying areas where more inventory is available or can be built.”
When you move from one house to another, there are a million of little things to be arranged and handled. For a lot of people, the moving experience is stressful, turning the first few days in the new home into complete and utter chaos. If you want to ensure a stress-free process, there are a couple of measures you can take. Keep on reading and discover the things you need to remember when changing residences.
Packing the smart way
The mistake most people make is leaving all the packing for the last weekend before the actual move. This decision involves a lot of stress and energy, especially if you have gone to work for the rest of the week. It is for the best to plan and establish a daily quota of packing, avoiding the rush at the end. In this way, you will have plenty of energy to unpack all these boxes and settle into your new place.
An ingenious way to guarantee a pleasant moving experience is to use a dedicated service. When it comes to moving in Florida, which according to ATTOM Data Solutions Q3 2017 Pre-Mover Index has several Florida metro areas that posted a pre-mover index of 196 or higher, professional movers can help you skip all the stress and bustle. Depending on your personal preferences, they can handle the process from A to Z; or, if you want, they can drop off packing boxes and collect them on the day of the move. Such services are available at genuinely affordable prices, so you should not hesitate to give them a try.
Skip the closet
A lot of time is wasted by packing one’s wardrobe, especially since one tends to accumulate many clothes with the passing of time. Professional movers can be of great help, by providing you with wardrobe boxes; these will allow you to transport your clothes on hangers, directly on the day of the move. You won’t have to worry about them ironing; in fact, all you will have to do is put them in your wardrobe.
While switching utilities is one of the logical things to do, many people end up postponing this action until the very last moment. You have to understand that the utility companies might have a waiting period for each new contract, so timing is the key here. You need to set up the service switch as soon as you have decided to move, especially if the new residence has been vacant for some time or is newly-built.
Preparation for the move
If you want to enjoy the first days in your new home, it might be a good idea to take some basics items there, before the actual move. You can pack a small suitcase, with everything you need to survive – perhaps a change of clothes, your toothbrush, and pajamas. You will be thankful for not having to unpack everything at once, enjoying the peace of your current place.
A final note
Moving does not have to stressful, mainly if you pay attention to a couple of minors, yet important details. Resorting to professional movers is an excellent idea, as it will help you stay on top of things and avoid the bustle and hustle of doing everything yourself.