4 Important Moving Tips After Selling Your Home

Congratulations!  The process of searching through homes for sale, visiting open houses and figuring out finances is over – you are finally ready to move into your new home. Whether you bought a home for sale in Dayton, OH or in another city or state, you’ll inevitably be faced with a lot of questions as you prepare for the moving process. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with a few simple moving tips!

  1. Eliminate the clutter. As you’re preparing to pack your belongings, try to make conscious decisions about what items to keep and what items to get rid of. Whether it’s clothing, small kitchen appliances, decorations or office supplies, you’ll likely find that you have stuff you never use! Buying a home is a perfect opportunity to “simplify” and reduce the unnecessary clutter. Local area churches, shelters and charitable organizations are always willing to accept donations. Be sure to ask for a receipt after you donate – you should be able to use your donation as a charitable tax deduction!
  2. Be organized with your packing. Rather than just haphazardly throwing your belongings into boxes, try to maintain an organized approach. Believe us – you’ll be MUCH less stressed unpacking well-organized boxes! Buying a home in Dayton is already a stressful process, so taking this small step can help you maintain some sanity. We suggest packing by room – all your kitchen belongings together, all your bathroom necessities together, etc… and make sure you label each box with its associated room! On moving day, simply deliver each box to the labeled room.
  3. Call in the professionals. Depending on the amount of boxes and furniture you have, you may find that hiring a moving company is your best option when you’re finally ready to move into your new home. Most moving companies charge by the hour, so be sure to get a few different quotes before you settle on a specific company. Fortunately, you have several wonderful options in Dayton, OH. Homes for sale are plentiful around here, so we are lucky to have great professional moving companies available to hire!
  4. Don’t forget about your utilities! Make sure you call the appropriate companies before moving day to ensure a seamless transition into your new home. We generally suggest calling your Water, Electric and Gas companies at least two weeks in advance. You’ll also need to call for Cable and Internet, although that can generally be arranged closer to your moving date. The Ohio Public Utilities Commission website (http://www.puco.ohio.gov/puco/index.cfm/be-informed/consumer-topics/customer-service-phone-numbers-for-major-utility-companies/) is a great resource if you’re looking at homes for sale in Dayton, OH or the surrounding cities. You may also need to contact your specific City and/or County to set up Water, Sewer or Trash services.

Although moving into a new house can feel a bit chaotic, the dust will eventually settle and you’ll have a beautiful new home for your family. And if this “happy home” is still just a dream, we’d love to help you make it a reality! Our local real estate agents can help you find homes for sale in Dayton, OH that match your needs perfectly. Whether you’re still selecting a neighborhood or you’ve already chosen a few homes you’re interested in, we’d love to help you complete the process. You can reach us by phone at 937-490-9743 or by e-mail at info@ohiorealestateguys.com.