Let’s be honest. Moving stinks.
While buying or selling a Knoxville home can be worthwhile, the actual move can be a bit miserable.
There’s packing to be done, movers to hire, setting up new utilities, among many other things. In short, there’s a lot to do to prepare for you Knoxville move. With the endless to-do lists and all the stress associated with moving, what should be an exciting time tends to be frantic and stressful.
Summer is peak season for most people to move. With school out of session and warm weather, it’s a common time for people to move. In this post, we’ll cover some helpful tips to help make your Knoxville move easier.
When it comes to packing up your home for your Knoxville move, it can be hard to know where to start the process. If you’re like most people, you want to get the process started but are worried about packing up items you’ll need before the move.
It’s best to start in areas of your home that you don’t normally use. For example, start packing up guest bedrooms or kitchen items that you don’t use every day.
As you pack up boxes, be sure to label what room each box goes in as well as what the box contains. This will make unpacking must easier because on the day of the move you’ll be able to locate the boxes you need quickly.
Before you start packing, it’s important to stock up on moving supplies. You’ll need boxes, packaging tape, and packaging tape to get started packing.
If you’d like to take advantage of some freebies, there are a lot of places where you can get free boxes. Places like grocery stores, liquor stores, and retail stores are sometimes willing to give away boxes free of charge. Make a few calls to local stores to see what days they offer boxes, as it can vary from store to store.
For furniture that requires disassembly before moving, be sure to keep all parts together once you take them apart. As you take the furniture apart before the move, place all pieces in a bag, and tape to the bottom of the the furniture.
If you still have the instructions of how to put them back together, be sure to keep them with the parts as well. This will make assembling furniture much easier on the day of the move.
In boxes where you packing breakable items, be sure not to fill the boxes all the way up. Overfilled boxes are much more likely to have the bottoms bust out as they are being moved.
As you pack breakable items, be sure to wrap each item carefully with packaging paper or bubble wrap. Also, be sure to pack these items in smaller boxes to ensure the boxes are easier to carry in the move.
In order to make boxes more identifiable, consider investing in different colors of duct tape to help make your boxes more identifiable on the day of the move.
Nowadays, duct tape comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. Pick out a different color for each room and mark two sides of each box with the tape. That way, when boxes are stacked, you can easily see what boxes go where.
Packing up your closet is one of the biggest pains of moving. Forget using hanging boxes to move your clothes, they are bulky and inconvenient. Instead, pack your hanging items with garbage bags. Slide the bag over your clothes and secure a few hangers with the loop of the garbage bag tie.
This will make unpacking your closet much easier and will keep your clothes protected during the move.
One of the toughest things about moving is locating the essentials that you’ll need the night of the move. The night prior to the move, pack an overnight back with all of the essentials you’ll need easy access to.
This will make it easier to find essentials on the night of the move. Things like toiletries, any prescriptions, and a change of clothes are all things to include in your overnight bag, as well as any other items you want to have easy access to.
Are you thinking about buying or selling a Knoxville home this year? If you are interested in buying a home in Knoxville or in the greater Knoxville area, please do not hesitate to contact us. Rick can be contacted at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be contacted at 865-392-5880 or via email at [email protected].