Day two of my 30 day blog quest. Yesterday I briefly touched upon 3 things you should consider when looking and engaging a professional mover to handle the “heavy lifting” that takes place during a move.
Today I want to back up a bit, and talk about the time line of what and when things need to be started and completed. Many people feel that selling the house and finding a new place to live is the very first item that needs to be started and completed. Once that is done everything else just falls into place, right? If you were taking a true/false quiz the answer I would mark as correct would be false! Why, because once you decide you want to sell and move that is when you need to start organizing, de-cluttering and downsizing process. An organized and uncluttered home will show and sell better.
Depending on the size of your home, how long you have lived in the house, and its condition organizing and decluttering could take a weekend of dedicated work or several weeks of work as time permits. This is before even listing for sale. Once this is done and the house in on the market, it could sell quickly or it could take weeks or months depending on the Real Estate market in your area. The timeline begins as soon as you decide to move.
Then once you have a signed purchase and sale agreement and everything is done, all you have to do is sit back and wait for moving day! Wrong, you are given a certain date when you need to pass papers on the house and usually you need to be moved out completely by that date. It ranges from a week to thirty days, and if you’re lucky it could be six weeks. This is when the true move timeline is important in order to meet all the necessary deadlines.
Stay tuned as we follow the timeline throughout the thirty days.