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Home Move: From Start to Finish

April 20th, 2013 - 2:10 PM

How to Complete a Home Move

“There’s no place like home” were the famous words of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Well, Dorothy forgot to mention that getting settled into that home is quite the process. If this is your first home move, you may not know where to begin. And even if you have moved homes before, you may need a refresher on the process. From start to finish, here is how to complete a home move.

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Home Move: Finding Your New Home

I don’t know if you have browsed home listings online yet, but that is probably one of the most overwhelming things I have ever encountered. With thousands of homes listed, you probably feel like finding your dream home is like finding a needle in a haystack. The first thing to do when looking for a home is to find a good realtor. A good realtor will be an advocate for your needs. Once you find a realtor, you have to figure out what home features are important to you. Check out our infographic about what to look for when buying a house to help you narrow down your search.

Home Move: Connect Utilities

Once you find your home, before you can move in, you have to transfer utilities. Be sure you ask for discounts and get all your utilities hooked up before you move. Home setup is so much easier with the lights working and water running! Our article about transferring utilities when you move will make sure you don’t miss anything.

Home Move: Packing Supplies

You don’t have to dread the packing process! With the right packing supplies and a little direction, packing can be easy! Professional moving boxes will make packing so much easier because these boxes are made for moving! You can easily pack your clothes inside wardrobe boxes, secure your china inside dish pack boxes, and more! Check out the box store to see all the moving supplies available. After you gather your packing supplies, you can start packing. The sooner the better. Follow our helpful packing tips to make sure you protect everything as you pack for your move. Home moving doesn’t have to be hard, just start early and use the right supplies!

Home Move: The Actual Move

Depending on which moving service you choose, your move will vary in terms of price and ease. For a move that is both affordable and easy (yes, such a move exists!), check out U-Pack. U-Pack is a moving service that helps you save money and time. You save money with U-Pack because you do the packing and loading yourself. But, U-Pack saves you time and stress because we do all the driving! See, U-Pack will bring the moving trailer or moving container right to your door, and you load your stuff inside. Then, we pick it up and drive it to your new home. Most moves are on the road for just 2-5 business days, so U-Pack’s moves happen fast! Once your stuff arrives, you have three days to unload. Easy as that!

U-Pack’s prices are usually pretty comparable to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive! Get a free moving quote to see how much your home move would be with U-Pack.

The Home Move Process

Take your time completing the home move process. While I’m sure you are anxious to get settled into your new place, rushing will only cause you extra stress and hassle. Make sure you find a house you really like, get all your utilities transferred, and pack with care. And the surefire way to make sure your home move is stress-free is to move with U-Pack! If you have questions about your home move, or moving with U-Pack, just leave a comment below. I’m happy to help in any way!