Tips For a Painless Move

Buying a new home is very exciting. Finally you have a new place to live and make yours as you begin the next chapter of your life. But let’s face it, the actual physical move can be a drag. So here are some helpful tips that can help make your move as painless as possible. 

Freshen first

You may have made some notes when touring the home before you actually closed on it but see what sort of work needs to be done. Are certain rooms in need of painting? Do any of the floors need to be redone? Take care of these items first as it can be far easier than working around your belongings after they are moved in. This also goes for cleaning. If you don’t have the time or manpower, it may make sense to hire cleaners to help get things in tip top shape before moving in.

Change locks

As soon as you can it is always a good idea to have the locks changed. It is not necessarily because you don’t trust the previous owners, but you never know who they lent keys out to over the years. This also goes for any mailbox keys, keypads and codes as well. 

Setup utilities

There’s nothing worse than moving in and having power or utilities turned off. That can add to the stress! Make sure you find out from the previous owners ahead of time what all of the utilities are that are associated with the home and get accounts setup in your name ahead of time.


Does your new home have a homeowners association? Make sure you have done any necessary paperwork to ensure you can be easily contacted and are aware of bylaws and regulations so that you don’t get off on the wrong foot with your new neighbors.

Organize with labels

Once you move all of your things into the new home there will be some priority to what you need to unpack and get settled with first. The best way to stay organized is to label all of your boxes so you know where everything is. This can also help you and/or movers put boxes in the appropriate rooms as well. Label each box with the room and contents.


Finally, things get chaotic and busy on moving day so map out some good and easy food options that are close by. Whether it is a good pizza place or somewhere that is open late, knowing where to get food and quickly will help you plan and avoid getting hangry!