Sometimes the excitement of buying your dream home can be overshadowed by the dread of transferring all your belongings into it – especially if you are moving yourself. But it doesn’t have to be that way! All of us at Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors want you to enjoy every moment of your new home – that’s why we’ve put together these 5 tips for moving yourself in Maine.
Acquire A Dolly
As soon as you know you’re moving, you should invest in a dolly. Typically, dollies can move up to 5 boxes at a time, so they can do some real heavy lifting and prevent you from hurting yourself. If you are moving larger furniture items or appliances, you’ll want to secure a dolly strap as well to keep them in place.
Take Photos Before Disassembling
Televisions, printers, and other electronics often include difficult set ups, so when you’re moving yourself, make sure to snap a photo of each arrangement before you take them apart so the assembly process at your new home is stress-free.
Ask Your Friends Early
Moving yourself is a lot of work, so you’ll definitely need to call on your friends and family. Make sure you show them you respect their time by asking for their help early, having a game plan for what you need them to do, and providing them with lunch and plenty of water.
Know When To Go
You’ll usually need to rent a truck when you’re moving yourself. To have the best pick of transportation and other supplies, make sure you’re aware of the prime moving dates in Maine, typically around the 15th and 30th of each month. If you have any flexibility, try to avoid these times.
Keep Things Intact
Although it might make the furniture slightly heavier, clothes can be left in dressers for ease of moving. You can also wrap your hanging clothes in trash bags instead of boxing them up, and use cling wrap to secure your jewelry. This way, your new house can start feeling like home a lot sooner.
If you’re looking for a new house to call home, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you!