Moving 2 Homes Into 1

2 homesIt’s been decided, time to move into your first place together. This is a very exciting time! There’s also many questions running through your minds: “House or apartment?  What’s the best city for our needs? How should we decorate? What do we need to move?” The list goes on…

That last question is where we come in – the move. Maybe you don’t need or have room for 2 couches, 2 beds, 2 dining room tables, you get where I’m going with this. Don’t move items into your home just to have them removed due to no space; you don’t want to pay for that twice. It’s important that you have a game plan, so check out these tips!

Step 1: Decisions. Once you know where you’re going, the first step to a smooth relocation is determining what will make the move. Start by checking out and maybe even drawing a map of your new place to help you create a layout. Next go through each home and determine who will be bringing what items in order to turn it into “our space”. Now that you’ve made your decisions, time to donate, sell, or throw away the rest. If you need help keeping track of them all, check out our past blog post on color coding your move

The next set of decisions is whether to hire movers or do it yourself. Either way, be sure to have all arrangements made by time you move to ensure that it all goes according to plan. If you’re interested in hiring movers give us a call! Here at Parma Movers, we recommend scheduling a free in-home survey at both homes in order to provide you with a more accurate estimate.

Step 2: Shopping. Once you decide who’s taking what, you get to shop for the new items! If possible, get these shipped directly to your new home, especially the larger items, this will make the move even easier. Also double check the measurements to ensure that it will fit through your new doors and other tight areas.

Step 3: Decorating. If you’re moving into an apartment or rented space then check out our tips on making the space your own without losing your security deposit. Whether you’re moving into a rented or owned home decorating is still a main step in giving your space just the right set up.  Get a mix of all your styles and it’s sure to look great!

Step 4: Enjoy your new home! You have your first new “our space” so enjoy it!

We hope you find these tips helpful with the planning of your new home! Give Parma Movers a call for your moving needs, we’re here to help!

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Author: Samantha Barkley

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