Get Ready for Moving Day with 4 Simple Tips

If you are getting ready to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks you are probably getting excited about living in a new place to call home. One thing you are probably not so excited about is the dreaded moving day. Moving into a new home can be quite stressful, but there are several things you can do to make it a little easier. Our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have four tips to consider for your next big move!

1. Make a List of Everything
Keep a list of everything you put into any given box. Once it's full and the box has been labeled, mark which label your new list corresponds to (using letters or numbers work well) and file it away for safekeeping. This way, you'll be able to remember where you put your silverware without having to dig through every single box!

2. Label Boxes with Content
Even the things you don't think you will need to. Don't seal any boxes, bags, or crates without first labeling their contents. Some people even opt to color coordinate their boxes so they can quickly and easily identify their contents, such as designating yellow duct tape for kitchen items and blue duct tape for bathroom items. If all else fails, a thick permanent marker scrawled across your cardboard boxes will work just as well! Effective labeling will allow you to prioritize as you unpack, so you can get all your necessities squared away first.

3. Start Packing Ahead
Why not save yourself some time on the big moving day by packing some things ahead of time? You probably don't need your swimsuits and sunscreen readily accessible if you're moving in the winter, just like you don't need three cell phone chargers laying around. Packing as much as you can ahead of time - even if they're small - can make your life much, much easier!

4. Use the Moving Supplies You Already Have 
Believe it or not, you actually have plenty of moving supplies in the back of your closets and under your beds. Suitcases and duffle bags are great places to pack bed sheets or shoes, and your extra bags, baskets, and purses can hold all kinds of miscellaneous items! If you don't fill them with other things, they'll just have to be packed away in a different box. Why not use them to their full potential?

We hope you find this list helpful for your next move! If you are thinking about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks but haven't found a home yet, The Fran Campbell Team can help! Our team knows the Lake of the Ozarks and we can help you buy your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call and let's start your home search today!

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