So you have just signed the papers on your brand-new home. Before you go through the anxious process of planning your move and start packing up some of your items, it’s important to start taking stock of what you will need to do in order to complete the moving process. Here are some steps to take before making any move:
Start with an inventory: consider some of the furniture that you have as well as some of your décor. Think about where it will fit in your new home and if it will actually fit into your new home. There could be some items that you don’t want to move or that may just create clutter in your new home, consider donating these items rather than moving them to your new home only to donate them later.
Draw a floor plan of your new home: after you determine the items that will fit in your new home and that you would like to take, consider trying a floor plan of your new home and some items that you might need. For example, a floor plan may show you that you need to get a different sized desk to fit in your study, that you need to invest in new garden furniture or that you may need to get a different entertainment center so your TV can hook up to the electrical outlet in your living room and fit against a wall. Graph paper for this layout can help with scale.
Consider where you can save space: Clutter can be a difficult thing to manage in a new home. Member to consider the amount of storage space that you have and ways that you could potentially unlock some extra storage space within your home. Switching to a stackable washer for example or a smaller size bed, could help you to make the most out of the floor space you have in a spare bedroom or in a laundry room.
Keep some of these ideas in mind for maximizing your floor space in a brand-new home and making sure you only move items you need.