The day has finally come… you have closed on the house of your dreams! It is an exciting experience to be moving into a new home. No doubt this new home will give you the space and comfort that you have always wanted. Now you can host family and friends and enjoy time with the people that you love!
It takes a lot of work to buy a home and prepare to move. But, there are options that you might consider, such as hiring help for the move. Even if you have people available to help with the packing and moving, you still need to make sure that you have all the supplies that will be needed for a successful move.
Choosing the Right Boxes
The quality of your boxes matters, especially because the boxes will help to keep your belongings protected when they are in transit. Instead of scrounging for a few boxes here and there, you should consider the advantage of buying nice moving boxes for your personal items. Protect the items that you own, so that you can be sure that everything arrives in good condition at your new home.
Once you have found the right types of boxes, how many boxes will you need? It can be a trick to estimate the number of boxes that will be required to pack up all of your personal belongings. But, there are some general guidelines that you can follow, depending on the size of home that you are packing up.
Size of Your Home
There is a big difference in the number of boxes that will be needed if you are moving out of a small 1-bedroom apartment, compared to moving out of a bigger home. Here are some general guidelines that you can follow:
- Studio Apartment: 10 – 20 boxes
- 1 Bedroom Apartment: 20 – 40 boxes
- 2 Bedroom Apartment: 40 – 60 boxes
- 2 Bedroom Home: 60 – 80 boxes
- 3 Bedroom Home: 80 – 100 boxes
- 4 Bedroom Home: 100 – 120 boxes
- Bigger Home: 120+ boxes
Consider how many items you have in the closets and other storage areas of your home. Then you can estimate the number of boxes that will be required.
Many people find it helpful to pack non-essential items in advance so that they buy additional boxes later on if needed. Start by packing up the things that you don’t use on a regular basis. This process will save you the effort of packing everything all at once. Plus it will give you a feel for the number of items that will fit into each box. It might also be helpful to have several different sizes of boxes to use so that you can adjust the size of the box depending on the types of items that you are packing.
The Best Real Estate Team in Atlanta
Here at Duffy Realty of Atlanta, we know that it takes a lot of work and effort to buy a new home. We are here to make it as easy as possible so that you can focus on packing and preparing to move into your new property. Contact us for more information about our high-quality real estate services: (678) 318-1700