A Few Tips for an Easy Moving Day

After making the decision to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll want to stay proactive. Once your home is listed, you never know who's waiting around the corner to buy it. So, it's best practice to be diligent about the packing and moving process. When you list your home at the Lake of the Ozarks with the Fran Campbell Team, we take every measure to get your house seen and sold, ASAP! We're here today to give you a few tips to help make the moving process as seamless as possible. Read on to learn more!

1. Consider Renting a Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit may seem like an unnecessary expense while your home is listed on the market. However, it can actually give you an advantage! Utilizing a storage unit while your home is being marketed for sale allows you to get a head start on packing, and effectively uncluttering your home. This will save you valuable time and energy throughout the selling process.

2. The SOLD Sign

Once the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks sells your home, it's time to pack (provided you haven't invested in a storage unit and done so already)! However, while the excitement is still setting in, here are a few last-minute housekeeping items to take care of BEFORE you move into your new home:
  • Update billing addresses
  • Forward mail
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Change locks
  • Set up or transfer applicable services
  • Turn on utilities
These steps will ensure a smooth transition once you're finally able to get settled in your new home.

3. Pack Strategically

While packing, consider efficient ways to combine items that need packed and moved together. A good example of this is blankets and breakables. You'll likely be moving both during this process and wrapping breakable objects in a blanket will provide a cushion for the items to travel safely, as well as eliminating a separate packing need for the blankets.

4. Label Everything!

While this may seem tedious, it will save you a lot of hassle once everything is moved and stacked on top of one another. You'll be thanking yourself during the unpacking stage of moving as the labels will allow you to get exactly which items you are looking for effortlessly. Instead of unboxing and shuffling through numerous boxes just to find the one with the kitchen utensils that you've been looking for. 

5. Sell Any Unused Items

While you're packing, consider selling any items that have accumulated and been left unused over the past few months. This is a great way to make a little extra cash, clear your home of unnecessary clutter, and reduces the amount of storage space or packing needed. Hosting a garage sale, auction, or using an online marketplace is an effective way of marketing these unused items for sale, quickly and easily.

6. Consider Hiring a Professional Moving Company

This is along the same lines as the storage unit, it may seem like an extra, unneeded expense. However, it will prove beneficial in the long run. A professional moving company, especially this time of year, is looking for people to assist in moving. They'll bear the burden of hoisting heavy loads on and off the moving truck, helping you save time... and your back. They may even be offering special discounts this time of year as an added incentive. If you're moving, be sure to check out our local moving companies at the Lake.

As the best real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Fran Campbell Team works hard to ensure that each step of your transaction is handled with the utmost attention to detail and service. When you choose to list or buy with our team, you can rest easy knowing that you are going to receive the best representation for your home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Contact the Fran Campbell Team to get your home SOLD!

1-573-746-0547 Broker Cell 


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