Preparing Your New Nest: Must-Knows Before Moving in Together After Marriage - Cord Moving and Storage Company


Helping your partner settle into married life

Your wedding will be one of the biggest days of your life, but following the ceremony is when your life as a couple truly begins.  

Unless you and your partner already live together, you will come to a junction that dictates how your life will proceed for the foreseeable future. Without a doubt you both will be living together, the question to where? 

If you are moving to a new space locally, or moving to a different state altogether, you need to be financially prepared to uproot your entire life and start anew in this place.  

Moving to a new space requires a lot of planning and effort in order for the transition to be seamless and without any hiccups.  

Plan a moving timeline 

Before you begin packing up for your move, you need to create a timeline to help you prepare and a checklist to make sure everything is in order and that you don’t lose track of important tasks.  

The most important item on your timeline would be the date of your move, and whether it is before or after your wedding. Based on this date, you will be able to discern when you need to complete your packing, when you need to have your movers transport your things, and when you can call your new house your home. You also need to factor in time to make renovations and changes to your new house if you want it to be completed before the move.  

An ideal checklist would include the amount of boxes you need to transport, safes, where you keep your important documents as well as all large electronics and furniture. You can refer to this checklist while unpacking and when accounting for your inventory.  

All about packing before your move 

Once your timeline is in order, you can focus your energy on packing up all your belongings. If you are looking to move to a new place after your wedding, or if you and your partner are finally moving in together you will need certain tools to make the packing up easier.  

Some of the supplies you will need for the packing include having plenty of boxes in different sizes, large bags, bubble wrap, mothballs, vacuum seal bags, and also labels. This way you can mark all your belongings and it will easy to be locate when you start unpacking.   

To keep your furniture secure when moving, get a roll of stretch wrap, cable ties, and chords to bind doors shut and keep all the movable bits like cushions in place. If using professional movers for your relocation, you can also lean on their services to help pack items or wrap and prepare furniture.  

Selecting the right mover 

Choosing the right moving company to transport your goods from point A to B requires a little bit of extra work, as you need to have a trusted company to courier belongings to your new home.  

When you begin your research, check if the movers are operational in the area that you are moving to, you might need a long-distance provider, especially if you are moving across the country. For example, if you live in Missouri but want to get married in Northern California and then move there, the moving company needs to be able to safely transport your items over this distance. 

Other factors that you need to look up are their availability for the dates you need them and if you need them to do more than one trip for you. Also, look at their ratings from other customers and read up on their customer service reviews to have some peace of mind when using their service. Additionally, never forget to check their licensing and insurance. Their USDOT number should be easily found and can be verified through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website. 

Storage options 

If you experience an interim period between exiting your current home and moving into your new one, you’ll need to find a safe location to store your items during this time. 

Once you are presented with this information, do research on local storage units in the area where you will be living. Look at the amount of belongings each unit can hold and if you will need additional ones. Also, make sure you are aware of the cost and rates that apply to these units. 

If you’re in a pinch and you have family close by that can keep some of the more urgent things, ask them if you can rent out some space from them until your house is ready.  

Temporary places to stay 

Like your belongings, you will need a temporary place to stay until you are fully able to move into your new home. 

Luckily there are many viable options that you can look at, such as family members that have a room to spare. You can also consider options like motels, hotels, and bed and breakfast establishments. The latter option caters to people who are staying for a longer period of time rather than a few nights.  

However, this will undoubtedly cost a fair amount, and you will need a way to fit this into your budget.  

Moving in on your own vs with family 

If you are moving far or near, or in with family then you need to take into consideration that your space will be limited and that you may not be able to take all your belongings with you.  

The same will apply when you are moving from a single-person household to a two-person household.  

This is where compromise needs to be made. Ideally, your decision to downsize your belongings should be done before the move to avoid carrying unnecessary items with you that will result in taking up too much space and costing you extra to dispose of, or transport. 

What to do with your excess belongings 

Given the fact that you might be left with excess belongings, you will need to look at sustainable ways to get rid of these things. 

There are many options that you can choose from, for example, you can donate your extra clothes to the many charitable organizations that are always in need of pre-loved clothes. For other items that cannot be donated, you can either set aside a weekend to host a garage sale or consider listing them on online marketplaces to get a fair price for your goods.  

The funds from the latter option can be used to help move into your new home. 

Be mindful of cost-factors 

Throughout this article, we have mentioned the costs of certain avenues you might take. Considering that you will be moving straight after your wedding, things might be a little tight.  

It doesn’t matter if the wedding is big or small, it will definitely set you back a fair amount, and you need to keep that in mind when you’re planning your move. 

Seek quotations from different moving companies, storage units, and accommodations in order to find the ones that are both cost-effective and can handle your needs. Remember that the materials you need to pack your belongings will also cost you, and it needs to be factored in as well.  

The bottom line 

After the wedding takes place, you and your partner will be moving in together and navigating married life together. This is a brand new chapter in your life, and if you’re starting it in a new place, you need to have the right tools to make your transition from your old house to your new home as smooth as possible. To do this you need to be prepared, organized, well-funded, and have contingencies in place if something goes wrong. 

If you’re looking for dependable movers who can handle any local or long-distance moving need and offer professional packing and storage solutions, Cord Moving & Storage can help you. Give us a call today to learn more or request a free quote to see how we can help make your newlywed move a breeze.  

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