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What to do Before & After a Lowcountry Move

Tuesday, June 6, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

What to do Before & After a Lowcountry Move

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Moving into a new home in the Lowcountry can be a thrilling but overwhelming experience. It is a significant milestone that is often considered one of life's most stressful events.

Moving to a new home can be a daunting task. With paperwork, packing, cleaning, transportation, and unpacking, the amount of work can be overwhelming. However, with the right knowledge and practical tips, the transition can be streamlined. This article aims to equip newcomers with the essential information needed to make the move as smooth as possible.

Before the Move

Don't underestimate the time it takes to move—it's best to plan long before the date to make the process more seamless.

Here are some valuable tips on what to do before moving to a new home:

  • Research moving companies

It's important to do your research when choosing a local moving company. Don't settle for the first one you find. Take the time to read online reviews and ask for recommendations from friends and family. This will help you find a reputable company that fits your budget and needs, and avoid any potential problems with a dubious company.

Remember that the right moving company can make all the difference in providing a smooth and stress-free move, so take your time and choose wisely.

  • Create a moving checklist

Moving can be an exciting but chaotic and stressful time. To make the process more manageable, it's essential to create a moving checklist. This checklist can help you prioritize and organize your tasks, breaking down an overwhelming job into manageable parts.

It's important to remember less obvious but equally essential tasks, like updating your address with various institutions, setting up internet services, and arranging for a deep clean before you unpack. With a comprehensive moving checklist, you can ensure that nothing is forgotten and that your move is as smooth as possible.

  • Declutter

Moving is a great chance to declutter and get rid of things that are no longer useful. To make the process easier, it's best to sort your belongings into three piles: keep, donate, or toss. This will not only save you time and money during the move, but also create a more organized and peaceful living space in your new home.

  • Pack smart

Packing can be challenging, but with a little organization, you can make it a breeze. Start by labeling your boxes with the contents and the room they belong in so that when it's time to unpack, you know exactly where everything goes. To make unpacking a cinch, consider color-coding your boxes by room, using different colors for each space. 

After the Move

As you enter your new abode, it's time to get down to business. Unpacking boxes and setting up utilities are just a few of the tasks that await you. But don't worry, with a little bit of planning and organization, you'll be able to tackle them all. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to make your new house a home.

That said, here are some tips and tricks to remember after moving to your new home:

  • Unpack essentials first

Now that you've arrived, it's time to prioritize unpacking the essentials. Start with the necessities like toiletries, bedding, and kitchen essentials, as having these items readily available will make your transition much smoother and help you feel at home right away.

Unpacking these essentials first will create a cozy and functional space where you can unwind and recharge after a long day of moving. 

  • Change your address

To ensure that you don't miss any important mail, take the time to notify the necessary parties of your new address, which includes your bank, employer, the post office and utility companies. By tackling this task early on, you'll be able to fully enjoy your new home without worrying about any lingering loose ends.

  • Explore your new neighborhood

Now that you're settling into your new home in Beaufort, it's time to start exploring your new neighborhood. Take a stroll or a bike ride around the area and get to know your surroundings. Look for local parks, restaurants, and shops that you can frequent.

You can also take this opportunity to introduce yourself to your new neighbors and strike up a conversation. Building connections with the people in your community can help you feel more at home and discover hidden gems you might not have found otherwise. 

  • Settle in

Settling into a new home can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Start by adding personal touches like photos and art to create a warm and welcoming environment that reflects your style. Once you've made your space your own, establish a routine that works for you and your family. Whether it's cooking together or exploring your new neighborhood, find what makes you feel comfortable and at home. Take the time to settle in and make your new house feel like home.

As you embark on your journey to a new Lowcountry home, keep in mind that it's a process that requires patience, planning, and a positive attitude. By taking the time to research moving companies, declutter your belongings, and create a moving checklist, you'll be well on your way to a smoother move.

Once you've arrived, take the time to settle in, explore your new neighborhood, and make your new house feel like home. With these tips, you can make your move an exciting and enjoyable experience.

Are you planning to buy or sell a home in Beaufort and the surrounding Lowcountry? Contact Sonya Reiselt today to find the latest homes for sale in the Lowcountry. And make sure to visit our blog every week for more Beaufort area real estate information.

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Beaufort, SC 29902

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