Celebrate National Moving Month with Evergreen Home Loans

Home Buying

May is National Moving Month, a time when many people start their journey to a new home. At Evergreen Home Loans, we understand the excitement and challenges that come with moving. Whether you’re buying your first home or relocating to another, we’re here to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible. Let’s kick off this busy season with some helpful tips and a comprehensive moving checklist.

Why May Is the Time to Move

National Moving Month marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for home buying and moving. With warmer weather and the school year winding down, May is the perfect time to make a move. It’s also a great time to sell, as many buyers are looking to settle into a new home before the new school year begins.

Tips for a Smoother Move

Start Planning Early— Begin your moving process by researching and selecting a reliable moving company well in advance. Demand is high in May, so early booking can help you secure the best rates and services.

Declutter Before Packing— Lighten your load and reduce moving costs by decluttering your home. Sell, donate, or throw away items you no longer need.

Keep Important Documents Handy— Organize important documents like passports, house deeds, and insurance papers into a folder that you can keep with you during the move.

Label Everything— Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will make unpacking much easier and more organized.

Your Moving Checklist

Two Months Out

  • Research and book a moving company.
  • Start gathering moving supplies— boxes, tape, bubble wrap, etc.
  • Create an inventory of your belongings.

One Month Out

  • Begin packing non-essential items.
  • Notify utilities and services of your move date and arrange for services at your new home.
  • Change your address with the postal service, banks, and other important contacts.

Two Weeks Out

  • Continue packing all but your daily essentials.
  • Plan for the transfer of school records and prescriptions if necessary.
  • Confirm moving day logistics with your moving company.

One Week Out

  • Pack an essentials box that includes everything you’ll need for the first day in your new home (toiletries, medications, chargers, etc.).
  • Begin deep cleaning your home, or arrange for a cleaning service.

Moving Day

  • Do a final walkthrough of your home to ensure nothing is left behind.
  • Verify the moving truck and ensure it’s the correct one from the company you hired.
  • Keep your inventory list handy to check off items as they’re moved.

Upon Arrival

  • Conduct an initial inspection of your new home to identify any issues.
  • Begin the unpacking process with your essentials.
  • Take time to introduce yourself to your new neighbors.

Moving can be a daunting task, but with careful planning and preparation, it can also be an exciting new chapter in your life. At Evergreen Home Loans, we’re not just here to help you finance your new home; we’re here to support you every step of the way. Get in touch with your local Evergreen Loan Officer to start your homebuying journey, and you could be in your new home by the end of National Moving Month! Enjoy National Moving Month, and welcome home!


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