Moving Tips 2

Buying or selling your Western New York home means that you will have to move at some point. Here are a few things that you can do to make the process less daunting…

Purge all unnecessary items in your home! Get rid of things that you no longer need

  • Have a garage sale or yard sale
  • Call Goodwill or Salvation Army to pick up your unwanted household items

Use smaller boxes, they are easier to store and handle and start packing items that you do not need right away.

Use whole page labels and each time you pack a box, write what is in the box — you never know when it will help you find that missing item.

Invest in a dozen or so sharpie pens to help in the labeling process.

Most important items that you will need

Make a Open First Box and have such items to make your first day easier.   Have it packed and in your car.   If you have the property before your moving day, have these items at the new home.   It will make a huge difference in your moving experience.

Items to have in the Open First Box:

  • Roll of Toilet Paper for each bathroom
  • Light bulbs
  • Extra batteries
  • garbage bags
  • flashlight
  • Antibacterial liquid soap for each bathroom and kitchen
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Dishtowel
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Your favorite pain reliever, antacids and eye drops
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand held can opener, bottle opener
  • Paper Plates, plastic silverware and paper cups
  • A set of bath towels for each member of the family
  • Clean set of sheets for each bed
  • bottled water, snacks
  • Ice cube tray (in case you need to make ice)
  • If you have a pet, items for them

Ready to start looking for a new Buffalo area home?  Call me at (716) 650-0051.

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About Colleen Kulikowski, Associate Real Estate Broker (716) 650-0051

Colleen Kulikowski is an Associate Real Estate Broker with J. Philip Real Estate specializing in Western New York residential homes who doesn’t follow trends; she blazes new trails and is able to recognize industry trends and implement them to her client’s best interest. Colleen has created a unique following with one of the top local internet positions in the country generating thousands of leads for her team. Real Estate is a second career for Kulikowski who’s first career was in Information Technology and Data Warehousing working for such companies as Radio City Music Hall, Nabisco Foods and as a consultant in the Financial and Insurance industries. A strong background in technology and management provides her with keen analytical and sharp negotiating skills.

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