First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes … the stress of combining households? If you’re about to tie or have recently tied the knot, you’re probably on cloud nine. Yet if you and your new spouse are moving into a new place or combining existing homes, there are few things you’ll need to know before making the big move.
If you’re buying a place together, make sure that you have a home inspection! Doing so can save you a lot of time, money, and stress.
Make Moving Easy With These Suggestions
If you’re in the middle of planning a wedding, then you know just how important organization and anticipation really is. Ensure your new life as a married couple starts off on the right foot with these helpful tips.
1. Have A Solid Moving Plan
It’s never too early to start planning, but once you have your moving date set, you’ll want to have concrete plans.
Here are some ideas of where to start to have a good moving plan in place:
- Decide on a moving company
- Create a moving day itinerary
- Make a detailed home inventory
- Get a binder for all important documents
- Get boxes for the move
- Change your mailing address
- Call your utilities company and any subscription services.
2. Consolidate Items
If you and your partner live separately, be sure to have a fair and in-depth discussion about which items will make the final cut.
If you guys decide to start fresh, then time the sale of your items to ensure you can make some money, but not live without furniture for a few weeks.
3. Only Take What’s Necessary
This is where making an inventory list will come in handy.
Go through your items and decide what’s practical, what fits in the new space, new color schemes, etc. Allow yourself and your partner a few sentimental items, but try to donate or sell whatever else isn’t necessary in your new home.
This will cut down your moving time/costs and unpacking time.
4. Practice Self-Control
Wedding checks and gift cards will be piling up. But do your best to hold on to them until after your move. This way you’re not hauling extra things and you can use them on items you really need once you’re settled in your new place.
No matter what, moving is going to be a crazy time. However, you can make things easier on yourself by practicing the above tips and especially by planning well ahead of time.
Moving can be stressful at any time in your life, but around a wedding can amplify nerves even more. Check out one of our former posts on staying calm during a move. Also, check out this post about tools every homeowner should have, or this post that covers common questions about home inspectors.