Friday, August 7, 2015

Moving Tips for Lexington Home Buyers and Sellers

Ready to buy a Lexington home, to sell your Lexington home, or to do both at once? As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here to help you through the process! Contact me when ready to get started.

Whether you’re a buyer or seller, you’re going to have to go through the moving process. While this can seem stressful and time-consuming, some simple preparation tips will help make the process go much smoother. Here are a few to keep in mind:

1.  Pack a bag with essentials. You won’t want to unpack boxes immediately after moving, so have the items you need on a daily basis ready to go in a duffle bag or suitcase, as if you were traveling on vacation and packing the same essentials.

2.  Wrap breakable items in clothes or towels. Rather than wasting money and space with bubble wrap, tissue and newspapers, use clothes or towels to wrap around dishes, d├ęcor and more, and stick clean pairs of socks inside glasses. You have to pack these items anyway, you might as well give them a double use!

3.  Label your boxes. Use a permanent marker to not only label what is in the boxes, but also what room the items belong in. When unpacking, this makes it really easy to bring the boxes directly to their designated room, saving you an extra step later.

4.  Prevent spills and breaks. One trick is to take the tops off of your opened toiletry items, cover the openings with saran wrap, and then put the tops back on. This will help prevent them from leaking. Another trick is to pack plates vertically, like records. This will prevent them from breaking more so than stacking them on top of each other in a box.

5.  Keep items in place with Press’n Seal. This plastic wrap works great for covering drawers, in order to keep clothes and other items in their place inside the drawer, and also to keep jewelry in its place on jewelry displays. Sandwich bags are great for storing small items in.

6.  Take pictures. If you think you’ll forget how something looked before you had to take it apart, take a picture. This is a great tip for electronics! Take a picture so you remember how and where all the wires go. It’s great for remembering how items were stored on shelves, in cabinets and on counters, too.

7.  Pack clothes fast. The best way to do so is to cut a hole in the top of a large garbage bag and place the bag over a pile of clothes from the closet, hangers intact. This way, you can hang them right back up in your new closet after the move! For folded clothes, use a vacuum seal so they take up less space.

For more excellent packing and moving tips, check out the 33 tips available in this Buzzfeed article. They are sure to save you time and stress during the relocation process!

When ready to achieve your goals in the Lexington real estate market, contact me, your Lexington real estate agent! I am here and ready to help you.

Theresa D'Antuono

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