What You Need To Know Before Moving

Moving homes is stressful, no matter if it’s to a different state or just a neighborhood over. There are a lot of moving pieces that need to be checked off the list. Make your move much more simple by being completely prepared in terms of what to expect from your move and what to do to keep the relocation as smooth as possible with these tips and tricks!


Consider the Cost

One of the first things to consider when moving is to learn how much that upcoming move will cost you in terms of packing and relocating. Keep in mind that the cost of the move will determine how you approach the entire relocation.

To find out an average cost, you can request free cost estimates from reputable moving companies. Ask your real estate agent about professional companies in your area. You can also ask those movers to visit your home in person so that they can provide you with accurate in-home price quotes!

If it’s within your moving budget, hiring a professional moving company can greatly decrease your stress during the process and leave your schedule open to get other moving tasks completed.

Make a List

The preparation stage often turns out to be an unfair race with time due to the overwhelming number of pre-move tasks. This is why organizing your time properly is the key to having a successful move from start to finish!

Take full control of your time by following a moving checklist, it’s the ultimate time management tool. A good moving checklist will not only list the most important things to do when moving house, but it will tell you when to do those tasks and how much time you’ve got for their completion.


Save Your Money

Moving house will prove to be an expensive affair. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost of a move within the same state is approximately $4,300.

Start looking for various ways to save money when moving between two homes. Reducing costs like eating out, buying new, or other non essential expenditures are the easiest way to help your savings account.



De-cluttering each room in your current home can greatly reduce time and stress when you or the moving company start packing (and when you start unpacking!). Do your best to find the things you can live without in your new place. This is also a great way to add to your move budget – sell unwanted, valuable items. This is an easy way to get rid of things whether its a garage sale or selling online.

When you are relocating, one of the most important things you can do is to utilize your local real estate agent! They are professionals at easing clients minds and schedules during a move. Coldwell Banker Carroll Realty’s local realtors have the expertise and information at hand to get you from one home to another in a stress-free way! We have experienced real estate agents throughout Panama City, Panama City Beach, and 30a ready to meet with you! Start your search for the perfect property with us today.