Moving into a newly built home is both exciting and stressful. As it’s newly built, everything is, well, new. Untouched. Zero damage. This makes everyone very careful so that nobody does any damage by accident. And as you have to move into your new home, this is a very challenging task – not damaging anything. You will be carrying boxes and furniture which means that at some point you might do something to your home. A scratch, a bump, a hit. There are plenty of ways for you to do some damage while moving into a newly built home. That is why we decided to give you a couple of our tips.
Final inspection before moving in
Before you actually start moving into your new home, you have to take one last closer look at it. Check every part of your home both inside and outside for any imperfections and damages. If there aren’t any before you move in, if you do some damage during the whole process, you will be aware that it happened while you were moving in. If you don’t check for damages before unloading your belongings from the truck into your new home, you won’t be able to know when and how all damages happened. Check every corner of your home, check the floors, doors, and windows. Every part of your home!
Have a plan
It is very important that you have a plan while moving. This plan should contain all the information and the details regarding your move. This includes the unpacking process. If you want your unpacking to be successful and efficient, having a plan is crucial. You need to have a tactic. But your unpacking tactic has to match with your packing tactic. This all also includes a plan on how you will be loading your truck or how your Los Angeles Transfer and Storage movers will load the truck. This packing and truck-loading plan need to make sense. You need to read tips and tricks on how to do this right. And we have a couple of them for you.
Packing tips for creating a perfect packing plan
When it’s time for packing, you can just begin anywhere. Your home-packing process needs to make sense as we mentioned. This is why you are going to start by packing up your basement and attic if you have these two rooms in your home. Why? Well, this is going to take you the most time to do as most people keep a lot of stuff here. This is also where you will have a lot of decluttering to do. So, it’s best to begin by packing these two rooms first.
After you are finished with packing these rooms, move onto the other ones in your home. The next room you should pack should be the one you don’t need as much on a daily basis. You definitely need your bathroom and bedroom but you don’t need your living room, dining room, or guest room to live. You see, now your packing process makes sense.
We also have some truck loading tips but we think that it is best to hire a crew experienced in helping people settle into their new homes. Loading a truck is a challenging task and if not done right, bad things could happen. Things could break and get damaged. And it would be a real bummer to have your belongings broken while in transport on the way to your new home. So, instead of renting a moving truck, hire a moving company.
You need proper packing supplies
Not only do you need a detailed plan and a professional crew helping you, but you are also going to need the best packing material you can find in order to pack your home for relocation. Packing supplies doesn’t just protect the things you are moving. It also protects both your old and your new home. This is why you need to make sure that the packing supplies you are purchasing are durable and good-quality.
One of the things that you must get is boxes that won’t break during the process. A lot of both cardboard and plastic boxes can break or open up during relocation. This might not sound like a big deal but you never know to which box is something like this going to happen. What if it happens to a box where you put your expensive china? As you never know, it’s much better to be safe than sorry.
Here is a list of all the supplies you are going to need:
- boxes, both cardboard and plastic ones
- bubble pack for protecting fragile items
- packing peanuts for filling the empty space inside the boxes to prevent damage while tumbling
- wrapping foil for protecting for furniture and securing the boxes
- tape and tape dispensers.
You also need to protect your newly-built home
Packing your belongings well is not the only thing you have to do. You also have to protect your home. You are going to need some supplies. Blankets and thick plastic covers are a must-have. You are going to cover the floors with blankets and then cover them with the plastic cover. This way your floors will remain shiny and scratch-free.
You also need to protect your walls and doors. If possible, cover the walls with the foil too. But have in mind that this isn’t something you have to do if the rooms in your new home are big. This is only necessary for small rooms as you are more likely to damage the walls in them. If you want to add some extra protection to your doors while moving into a newly built home, you can use double-sided tape and stick mattress foam on them. This works great! You also need to make sure that you do your best to avoid damaging your home while moving out.