6 Tips to Master Your Move in Style
Are you planning a move to a new home this summer? Moving into a new space can be stressful but it can also be the perfect time to make a fresh start when it comes to your interior design and setting up your new home. Maybe you’ve been holding onto those hand-me-down furniture pieces that don’t necessarily fit your style or that drawer of takeout utensils is surprisingly full (hypothetically, of course). Here are 6 pro tips to make sure your move is a total success.
1. Make a plan
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Before you unload boxes and move everything in, it helps to develop a basic floor plan for your key pieces. Measure the area and simply sketch out the main items on a piece of paper. Leave the accessories and smaller items for later on, but you’ll want to have a general idea of where things will go. Not only will this save you time and energy, but having a layout will give you a clearer understanding of your next steps.
2. Get Inspired
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Moving offers a wonderful opportunity to update your style. Start by gathering inspiration from places like Pinterest. Create a mood board of some of your favorite designs using a mood board builder like Canva, pin room images you love and products that really speak to you. The more you pin the more your personal style will begin to emerge. Look at some of your favorite retailers for more inspiration or get professional help with an online interior design service (we hear Decorist is amazing) to create a beautiful room in your style and budget.
3. Spark joy
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Take stock of your possessions. Now is the time to pare down to the things you truly love. Channel your inner Marie Kondo and decide if your items truly spark joy. If it doesn’t it’s probably time to find it a new home. Not in love with the sofa you currently have but don’t necessarily have the budget for a new one? Sell your existing sofa on Craigslist and hunt around for one you–there are some real finds out there. If you find you’ve acquired a lot of ‘stuff’ over the years, a junk removal company can be a lifesaver.
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Moving is the perfect time to get rid of that outdated bedding and mismatched dishes. There’s no sense packing a bunch of items that you don’t need or even want in your new home. We find it helpful to set up three boxes while packing: move, donate and trash. Look at your items with an editor’s eye and remember to only “move” the items that you either need or love. Donate anything that is outdated or a little tired and either trash or recycle all of the other items.
5. Help is on the way
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Save yourself the headache and get professional help with a moving service so you are free to focus on the design decisions. There are a number of great services these days including UPack. In addition to the traditional moving and storage options, they will also pack and unpack for you. Some services will even install your TV so you’re ready to unpack your wine glasses and relax on night one.
6. Get Expert Design Advice
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Overwhelmed by the idea of designing your new home? Working with a Decorist designer to create your dream home is a no-brainer. Share your favorite ideas and inspiration with your designer and collaborate on a home that is a true reflection of your personal style. Working within your budget, our designers make the process easy, not intimidating, so you can start enjoying your new home within a few weeks. Get started.