Moving into your new home will be an exciting adventure for anyone but it can also be a stressful time of your life. Here at Budget Dumpster we often deal with new home owners who are moving into their first home and find themselves in need of a dumpster rental. Fortunately, through our years of experience working with new home owners we have learned a few great tips for what to do when moving into your first home.
Don’t Buy Everything at Once
One thing to keep in mind when moving into your first home is that you don’t need to buy everything all at once. You don’t want to go crazy buying decorations and things like throw pillows and blankets and then later find out, nothing goes together. Take your time decorating your new place and remember that it’s yours and you can finally do everything you’ve always wanted.
Another tip for moving into your first home is to clean the entire house before you move in your furniture. It’s not often that you get the chance to clean and disinfect every little nook and cranny in your home. Unless you are moving into a brand new/just built home, you will be living with someone else’s dirt and germs. You will want to make sure to deep clean every inch before bringing in your new furniture.
Taking pictures of your home before you move is always a good idea, especially if you are renting. It can be difficult to remember exactly how everything was before you put all of your stuff inside. These pictures can be used as proof if you need to prove something to your landlord or they can make for great before and after photos of your first home.
Keep a Stocked Fridge
When you’re moving into a new home and asking for help, it helps to keep your fridge stocked with beer, pop, water, and food. No one will expect to be paid or fed but it is a nice gesture to offer pizza and drinks in exchange for their help. Remember to tell people to bring pillows and blankets so they can spend the night, if they end up drinking a little too much while helping you move.
Keep Clothes in Drawers
Believe it or not but it can become very easy to forget what you put in each cardboard box. I always suggest labeling your boxes with what is in them and where they should go. It can be a huge pain to have to open up every box once you move them into your new house to decide where they go. One way to avoid this problem is to keep all of your clothes in the dresser drawers when moving. This will cut out the unnecessary step of packing and unpacking clothes from one drawer, just to go back into that same drawer.
Before you start to worry yourself about moving into your first home, take the time to be happy and excited. You should be proud that you are taking this next step in your life and moving is just the start of it all. For more moving tips, check out our blog post detailing 11 moving tips for anyone. Do you have a great moving tip? Share your comment or story with us in the section below!