So, you’ve sold your home…Now what?

With houses selling at a record-setting pace, and construction at an all-time high, it’s no surprise that people who sell their homes are either having trouble finding their new forever home or discovering that it’s not move-in ready yet. Houses are being snatched up before they’re even on the market. Construction materials are getting scarcer, as well as costlier. It can feel like it’s every man and woman for themself, or in this case, every homebuyer for themselves.

Many individuals don’t want to end up in a home they’re not entirely confident in, so they often find themselves in a rental property for the time being. This notion can be stressful for some people, but it doesn’t have to be! Our Sarasota, Florida moving experts have put together a list of helpful tips and guidelines on how to make the transition to your ‘forever home’ as smooth as possible.

Find a moving company that understands your needs

With the hustle and bustle of the housing market, moving companies are having to meet a lot of demand. Therefore, it’s essential to book a moving company as soon as possible, to ensure that you’re getting the best of the best. Moving can be an intricate process, so find a moving company that offers comprehensive services. The moving company you choose should understand your situation and be more than willing to meet your needs. Yarnall and other top moving companies offer consultations with experienced movers so that you can have peace of mind during all phases of your transition.

Bring what you can’t live without

Because the initial location you’re moving to is temporary, only bring what you absolutely need; the rest can go into storage. You can probably go without those knickknacks or off-season clothes for a little. Start this process by taking note of everything you use in your day-to-day life. If it’s not on the list after a day or two, save it until you’re in your permanent residence. This will make the eventual move into your forever home simpler.

Stay organized

Regardless of how many belongings you have in your home, it’s crucial to stay organized. Keep track of what you’re putting into storage and where you put it. This way, if you need something that you didn’t assume to be essential for your rental, you can easily get to it.

Remain informed on your move-in date

Whether you’re in the process of buying, renovating or building, your move-in date is a key milestone for your upcoming home transition. However, it can be a moving target and is subject to change. Everything centers around this date, so it’s essential for you to have the latest information on when you can move in. By staying in the know, you can inform your moving company, rental manager, etc., to be better prepared for the big move.

Be patient

During this transition time, it’s easy to get discouraged. Stay patient, which is easier said than done. Don’t be disheartened if your move-in date gets pushed back or things don’t align right away. The wait for your perfect home is worth it! Think of a year from now, when you’ll be sipping lemonade from the porch of your forever home. You’ll also be able to look back and know you made all the right decisions for the big move.

Moving? We can help.

We pride ourselves on having a loyal, dedicated team of movers. On average, our moving team has been with Yarnall Moving & Storage Solutions for more than 17 years. And over the decades, we have changed with the times and expanded to offer needed services. As problem-solvers, we help customers overcome their unique moving and storage challenges. We’re here to help every step of the way. Learn how.

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