If you have successfully packed up all of your belongs and moved them to your new home. Congratulations! You are now in the home stretch of your move and the whole stress-inducing process is almost over. For that you can be grateful and in a few hours or a few days you will be able to fully relax in your abode and being to develop a whole new set of memories. However, before you can do that there is the little task of actually moving into your new home.
Yes, we have embellished a little bit because figuring out how to move into your new home can be one of the more difficult tasks of a move. For starters, you have to figure out where you are going to place all of your furniture. You also have to begin the process of filling up the closets and hanging pictures on the wall. There are probably curtains to hang and rugs to be laid out, and don’t even get us started on the kitchen. Yet, even though figuring out how to move into your new home can be difficult, if you simply follow a methodical plan for doing so it doesn’t have to be hectic or chaotic.
This has been the theme through all of our guides. That proper planning and taking everything piecemeal is the best way to get through these arduous tasks, and figuring out how to move into your new home is no different. Depending on how you actually transported your belongings to your new home will dictate the best method for how you go about moving in. And so we have broken down the easiest methods for how to move into your new home if you rented a truck, how to move into your new home if you hired a moving company, and finally how to move into your new home if you used a pod. While there will be some overlap between these categories there are some differences in how you go about moving in that will make a big difference in the long run.
How to Move into Your New Home If You Rented a Truck
If you decided to do the move yourself then hopefully you have gathered together a few friends or some family members to help you with the move. At this point you are at your new home and you are about to unload the truck that you just got finished packing probably a few hours beforehand. You are more than likely fairly tired, but hopefully you stopped to grab some food in between so that you aren’t running on fumes.
Since you are paying for the rental, the best way to go about moving into your new home if you rented a truck is getting everything out of the truck as quickly as you can. Now this does not mean that you should just go nuts and put all of your boxes in one large pile, but rather you should do all of this as methodically as possible and as quickly as possible.
One of the best things that you can do in order to not get mixed up with your move is to first bring the furniture inside and put it in the rooms that it will be going in. What this means is that you place the bedframes and the beds where they need to go, as well as the dressers, TVs, couches and the like. Some people like to stop and set up their furniture as they go, but we suggest just getting these items into their proper room first and then set everything up once it is all out of the truck.
Now when it comes to moving the boxes into your house you may just want to put them in the room that they belong in, but it is best to keep these boxes in one place, which should probably be a large enough room close to the front door so that you can put the boxes into piles as to where they are going to end up. For instance put all of the boxes marked kitchen together, and so on (hopefully you followed our guide on boxing up your belongings and they are all marked clearly.) The reason why it we suggest not putting the boxes into their rightful room just yet is because it will get too cluttered when you are setting up the furniture and they will just get in the way.
Once everything is out of the truck it is best to go and return it so that you don’t incur any late fees. Then once you get back home you can finish moving in.
How to Move into Your New Home if You Hired a Moving Company
If you hired a moving company to help you move into your new home then you probably love your life right now. Your back isn’t aching from having to lug furniture out of your house, nor do you have to worry about returning your rental truck in time. Now depending on what sort of services you got from the moving company, they may be tasked with setting up your furniture for you. If you did decide to have the moving company set your furniture up for you then be sure to have where you want everything to go mapped out before the move happens. This will ensure that you get through the move as quickly as possible and it will also allow you to delegate this work more easily. It is okay to be somewhat indecisive with where you want to put your furniture, but at least have somewhat of a plan going in.
If you have decided to not have the moving company assemble your furniture for you then at least have them put everything in its proper room. This will allow you to assemble the furniture much easier and will also keep you from having to move heavy objects around your new home.
Once the furniture has all been assembled and put in its place you can then go about unpacking all of the boxes and truly making your new place a home. How you go about unpacking and setting everything up is really up to you. Some people like to get it all done in one day, if that’s possible, while others like to take their time and do it a little by little. This is truly a personal preference, but we do suggest that you start with the bedrooms so that at the very least you can sleep well and feel more comfortable in your new home. The first few nights in a new place always takes some getting used to, but by having all of your belongings in these rooms unpacked and the pictures on the walls can go a long way to helping you adjust.
How to Move into Your New Home if You Used a Pod
If you have decided to use a moving pod then you basically have a hybrid between moving yourself and hiring a moving company. The reason for this is because you have to load the pod yourself but you don’t have to worry about actually transporting your items to your new home. It is also important to note that using a moving pod can either be more expensive or cheaper than hiring a moving company, depending on how far you are actually moving. If you are moving locally then the moving pod is probably going to be more expensive, but for long distance moves it can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.
One of the best parts of figuring out how to move into your new home if you used a pod is that you can have as much time as you’d like to move. If it is a home with a driveway that you are moving into then you can simply keep the moving pod in your driveway for a few weeks as you slowly bring all of your belongings inside. There is no rush to get everything done, as long as you are willing to pay for the rental of the unit.
When moving into your new home from the moving pod it is best to take the furniture and other large items in first. This will allow you to have a place to sit and a place to sleep as you unload the rest of your stuff over the next few days or weeks. Since the moving pods are safe from the elements there is no real need to bring all of your boxes in at the same and so you can actually just take what you need and leave the rest. This will allow you to not have to clutter up your new home as you unpack, which can actually help you acclimate to your new home quicker. However, if you know yourself to be a procrastinator then we highly suggest that you get the move done as quickly as you can. The reason being is that it is just too easy to let your items sit in the moving pod, sight unseen, and put off finalizing your move to the next day ad infinitum. This not only is a great way to feel unsettled in your new home for an extended period of time, but it is also a great way to waste money unnecessarily on the rental.
Once again, and it is important to always go back to this, when moving always keep in mind that whatever is going to make you feel the most comfortable is the right way to do it. In the end it is your move and your new home so find what works for you and try to enjoy it.