Moving Day In Springfield MO
Along with selling your home in Springfield Missouri comes moving which can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips to make your move go more smoothly.
-Complete as much packing of the items you're packing yourself by the day before your moving day. Take care of any last minute items early in the morning on moving day. Doing so serves a dual purpose: Only the items the packers are handling will be left, which will help them concentrate only on what they're going to pack, and your mover won't need to wait around while you finish your portion of the packing job.
-Before the movers arrive to pack and load, remove any obstacles so they'll have a clear path from the door to the truck. Also, check hallways and stairways and eliminate any items that are in the way. If you'll need to remove a stair railing or other ‘impediment’ to get larger items out of the house (your estimator should have alerted you to this), do so before the movers arrive.
-Take a walk through the house and check closets and utility areas to make sure you haven't forgotten to pack anything that is coming with you to your new homes. Make sure the boxes you packed are clearly labeled and their room location at your destination is clearly marked on the box. Make sure all of your boxes are taped closed so nothing gets lost during transit.
-Move your cars as needed to make room in the driveway so the movers have a clear line between the house and the truck.
-Make accommodations for your pets. You might consider boarding or caging them on moving day or having them stay with a neighbor or relative during the actual move. You might be able to better accommodate them by taking them to your destination in advance. You'll want to do what's appropriate in order to keep them out of the way of the movers and help reduce their stress levels and anxiety.
-Plan to be around to keep a watchful eye on both the packers and the movers while they're packing and loading your possessions. That way, you'll also be readily available to answer any questions they might have. It doesn't hurt to build rapport with your movers and packers either, as they're more likely to do a good job if they like you.
About The Authors: Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri. Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.
John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.
Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses! They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!
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