So, your dream home that you built on that piece of Donnybrook land for sale is finally ready for occupancy, and you’re excited about a fresh start. Your lease is up and your many years of renting an apartment have finally come to a close. Now, you’re about to become a true homeowner.
But, with all the excitement come the nerves. After all, it’s a significant change. But it becomes even more challenging when you think about all the moving preparations you have to do and how little time you have in your hands.
So, here are some steps that will help you keep your cool throughout the moving process as you transition from a renter to an owner.
Come up with a detailed to-do list
When you have a tight deadline, the first thing you need to do is to organize your thoughts. Make a to-do list of all the tasks you need to complete, so you can have a clear structure of what you need to accomplish and which ones you need to prioritize.
First, list down all the little tasks you can think of that are related to your move: scheduling movers, sorting out all your stuff, buying packing supplies, tossing all the trash, and donating everything you no longer need that are still usable.
Once you’ve written all the tasks, write them out once again but this time, try your best to sort them in chronological order. If you remember anything that you missed, just add it to the list anytime but make sure to tick off the tasks once you’ve completed them.
Come up with an organized packing system
There are several systems you can follow, depending on your needs. Some homeowners like to color-code their labels, so it’s easier to see which box belongs to what room, while others go as far as creating different lists of all the items that have been packed in each box.
No matter which system you come up with, it’s essential to be consistent. Use the exact same method for all of your boxes to avoid confusion when it’s time to unpack. With consistency in packing, you’ll eventually become more efficient, and you’ll be able to finish the entire packing process a lot faster.
When you’ve reached your new home, it will be a lot easier to stay organized when taking all the boxes to their respective rooms.
Give yourself deadlines and stick to them
Your to-do list will be useless if you don’t give yourself proper deadlines to accomplish everything you’ve written down. So, go over your list once again and write a deadline for every time. To motivate yourself to finish your tasks on time, try setting some hard yet sill achievable deadlines for yourself.
You can try scheduling your donation pick up on the same day you’re planning to pack up your kitchen. Because other people will be involved and you’ll be taking up their time as well, you’re more likely to stay on schedule.