Congratulations! You bought your new Taylor Morrison home. Now it’s time to get moving…literally. Assuming you haven’t been living in a tent you’ve got work to do. Lots of it. It’s tempting to toss everything and start fresh, but you’re probably attached to some of your things. So let’s focus on making the process of moving into a new home as stress-free as possible. The best way to achieve moving Zen, whether you’re moving down the block or across the country, is to pare the process down to four fundamental needs:
1. Decide what goes and what doesn’t
This can be challenging, but here are a couple of resources to help you cull: Take It or Toss It?; Deciding What to Keep When Moving
2. A written plan and a timeline
The Internet is filled with free downloadable checklist like this Moving Checklist and Planner.
Check out Livability.com’s Must Have Packing and Moving Supplies
Before you hire a pro read Real Simple’s 12 Steps to Hiring a Mover.