Everyone knows how stressful moving can be, but I have a few quick tidbits to share with you that will help your move go off without a hitch. I just moved myself, so I speak from experience.

First, separate all of your stuff into three piles: things you will keep and move with you, things you will give away or sell, and things you’ll throw away. I know it’s hard to put any stuff into that last pile, but if you’ve moved multiple times, it might be a good idea to consider what really has to come with you. 

“Declutter your home before you put your house on the market.”

Second, declutter your home before you put your house on the market. Whenever we show a house, it looks amazing if it’s decluttered. Clear anything that can be packed up into boxes and store it in the garage, in a closet, or somewhere else. 

Third, use clear storage bins. This will save you the time of having to look through each box for what’s inside after the move is over. 

Fourth, label everything with blue painter’s tape. This is a tip my wife and I used. We labeled everything with blue painter’s tape and wrote down where it was supposed to go in the new house. This will keep you from having to double-move all your boxes after your movers or helpers have already left. 

If you’d like a free estimate of what your move will cost, reply to this email and I’ll put you in touch with Move Buddies, a local moving company that we partner with. They can also provide boxes and a moving truck and take care of everything in just one day if you decide to use them. 

If you need any more moving tips or you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the Charleston market, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I’d be glad to help you.