In the next couple of months, Darrick and I hope to be making the big move! Same City just a different place. A couple of years ago when Darrick’s job moved to Kentucky, I became a SAHM due to Emma’s health needs and our neighborhood grew to be more and more unsafe we moved in with my parents. The last time we moved we only had Emma and she was very young and it was an easy transition because she was familiar with the surroundings. A couple of months after moving we found out we were pregnant with twins and considering we had a 2-year-old and twins on the way we decided to stay longer than we originally planned for the additional help. However, after one of the twins passed away, we needed assistance and support emotionally rather than physically…it has been a transition, but I am so grateful for a family that helped us get through everything we have been through.
Now we have come full circle and ready to make the BIG MOVE!
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting in on an old fashion “wrap session” sponsored by Northwood Realty Services that brought together Mom Bloggers and Real Estate Agents that are also Moms to discuss the both sides of moving. It was a great discussion that I learned a TON of great things about moving, helping our children with the transition and about selling your home.
~Declutter, Declutter, Declutter!!! Items that you aren’t using or that you haven’t used in a long time!
~Pack clothes in the off-season.
~Make sure the kids toys are in one centralized location, this may be a huge distraction during an Open House.
~Keep pets housed somewhere else while you are moving and take them with you when there is an Open House.
~Keep laundry baskets available for last minute showings of your home. This makes a “last-minute” clean up easy!
~Prepare for Open House immediately after you list your house
~If possible list your house and go on vacation, this gives your realtor time to have free range of open houses and times when people can come and see the listing. Many houses sell before the owners come back in town.
Protect Your Personal Items that Can’t Easily be replaced…Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, Banking Information, Jewelry, Firearms, Prescription Medication
~Do Something Fun the 1st Night in the new home
~Unpack the Children’s Room first; so they can get adjusted and comfortable
~Take pictures of the children in their old rooms so they will always have the memories
~If they truly loved their old room, paint the new room the same color
~Include children on the search for the new home, get their input on which house they liked
~Get your children involved in activities in the new neighborhood, this one of the best ways for them to meet and make new friends
~Hire a babysitter to come along on the house-hunt to help with the children, in case there are any meltdowns
Check out the info-graphic of our BEST tips from the group of moving tips and suggestions for selling your home!
I learned so much from these moms about moving. In preparing for our move, my husband and I have been decluttering! Getting rid of things we don’t need or don’t use! It’s amazing when you start going through your things and even going through your children’s things how much you use and don’t use.