Moving with Motivation
Posted By: Betsy Martin
In: 3 Easy Ways to Organize Your Home
Date: Tue, Jun 27th 2017 5:25 pm
So much to tell, so little time! Ok, so we now have decluttered the home, packed and organized, loaded the truck, and on the way to your new home! If still feeling a bit overwhelmed, let’s remember it is a marathon not a sprint. So, first things first!
- Start in the bedroom. After a long day of moving and unpacking, you are going to be ready to collapse on your bed. So make sure you set up the beds first!
- While the kids are busy unpacking their bedrooms, unpack and organize the kitchen. As long as you get some sleep and some food, you’ll be feeling a lot better about all the unpacking you still have to do.
- Prepare the grocery list to fill the empty fridge. After your kitchen is unpacked, take a break from unpacking and make a trip to the store to stock your fridge and pantry with the essentials you’ll need over the next few days. Some grocery stores offer Peapod delivery or online ordering and pickup. It saves time and allows you to continue setting up the home without stopping.
- Don’t forget to stop at the post office OR make the change of address on line with the postal service.
- Most importantly, if you have children that will be attending a new school, it’s important to have the file of medical and academic paperwork necessary to make the transitions when registering at the new school. Being mindful of your child’s first day at the new school can be exciting, yet cause anxiety. Even though it’s not technically the first day of school, it is their first day, and doing something special can help replace nerves with excitement. With all of the things we have to deal with, it’s easy to forget about the transition our kids are facing, too.
- Once you’ve settled in a bit, start looking for a new pediatrician, dentist, other specialist that you visit, and schedule any necessary check-ups or appointments.
- Mail and/or email to your family and friends address change announcements.
- Extend the olive branch to your new neighbors. Sometimes neighbors feel they “don’t want to bother you or interrupt as you settle in") Be proactive, go introduce yourself and your family. It also gives you a "break" from all the unpacking.
- Last but not least, CELEBRATE! Enjoy a bottle of sparkling cider with the family. Congratulations you did it!
I am always available to answer any questions regarding all your real estate needs and provide moving information. WELCOME HOME!!
Betsy A. Martin, Realtor
Cell (240) 423-6838
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464