Moving into your college dorm for the first time is a very exciting thing, especially if it’s the first time you’re truly living on your own. And then, suddenly, you’re moving into your first apartment where you’ve got sole responsibility of keeping it maintained and not breaking anything. But the biggest jump of them all out there is buying your first home.
Home ownership is one of those things that is often mysterious to kids and younger adults, and it really shouldn’t have to be. The entire process of purchasing a home is an elusive, confounding experience for anyone not in the know, yet once you do understand the ins and outs, it’s suddenly a breeze.
As for moving into that first home, things needn’t be so roundabout and confusing. Read on for some tips on moving into your first home.
Whether it’s your family, some old college friends, or even hired help, there’s no better way to make a move less stressful than to have multiple hands on deck. Sometimes you’ll find that certain friends or family members are unwilling to help. Well, this is bound to happen and those people aren’t great in your life if they won’t help after you’ve asked. Still, do what you can to get at least 5 or 6 more people than just yourself to help you move. When you’ve got all sorts of hands available, the work becomes even easier for everyone, meaning everyone is happy to do more for you. It’s kind of a snowball effect.
Have the right equipment.
You’ll need a few dollies. You’ll definitely need furniture blankets. You’ll want plenty of straps. Don’t skip out on having these things unless you want to make moving in an extreme hassle to you and those who you’ve asked to help you. Straps make sure your belongings arrive exactly as they were organized. Blankets make sure that nothing becomes damaged. And dollies are your savior unless you actually want an injured back.
Use a trailer.
Don’t ever try to move from one place to the next in a simple pickup truck or a few vans. You’ll hate yourself for it. Trailers, whether open or closed, just have too much space to not use. Do you really want to torture yourself with ungodly amounts of trips back and forth in vehicles that aren’t using trailers? No. Try to get two trailers if you can. This is especially true if you’re moving long distances.