May 17, 2013 –

If you’re buying a house in Woodstock or another north Atlanta suburb, congratulations! It’s always exciting to close on a new house. In order to keep the good vibes going from your Woodstock real estate deal, plan ahead and make sure your move goes off without a hitch. May is National Moving Month, so here are 5 tips to help ensure your transition to a new home is as stress-free as possible.

Write it down

Keep all important information in one handy place, like a small, portable notebook. Write down appointment times for inspections, utility hookup and installation, movers, etc.

Get creative with packing materials

To not only go green, but also save money, try to get creative with your packing materials. For instance, you can use placemats, table linens, towels, or washcloths to wrap dishes and other breakable items.

Be diligent about labeling

The last thing you want when you’re in your new home is to be tearing through boxes looking for something. Carefully label all boxes, and consider using a color coding system to help movers know where to put each box.

Provide for pets

Moving can be very stressful for your animals, so be sure to make adequate arrangements for their comfort and safety. Be very careful to keep them close; it’s easy for a mover to leave a door open, only to have Fido disappear into the neighborhood you’re leaving! Notifying movers beforehand and posting notes on the doors will help ensure that your pets make it to their new home safe and sound.

Pack a necessity bag

Make sure to pack an overnight bag with all the things you will need immediately, as well as necessary toiletries, medications, and medical supplies.

Still looking for your dream home? If you need help searching Woodstock, Alpharetta, or Roswell real estate, contact The Premier Group today! You need an experienced Realtor you can trust, and we deliver with a dedicated, qualified team that can help you with anything from marketing a high end home to closing a short sale.