Preparing for a Major Remodel: What to Do Before Moving Out

While it can be an exciting endeavor to tackle, embarking on a whole-home remodel can be daunting given all the decisions you have to make. One of them is moving out for the duration of the renovation project. As with most things, preparation is important to ensure a smooth and less stressful experience for you and your family. G.M. Roth Design Remodeling, a trusted name in home additions, explains how to prepare for a move before the major remodel takes place.

Preparing for a Major Remodel: What to Do Before Moving Out

1. Assess Your Living Situation

Determine the duration of your project and find a suitable temporary living space. Consider factors such as budget, proximity to work or school, and the size and features that will accommodate your family’s needs. This may involve renting a nearby apartment, staying with family or friends, or even utilizing a comfortable, long-term hotel room. Planning your living arrangement ensures a more convenient and stress-free transition while your home undergoes renovation.

2. Create a Detailed Inventory

Before packing up your belongings, create a detailed inventory of all the items in your home. Organize your list by room and importance to help prioritize packing and unpacking. Having a comprehensive inventory will help keep track of your possessions and serve as a useful reference when coordinating with your remodeling team about what needs to be stored or moved during the process.

3. Coordinate Your Remodeling Plans

Coordination is critical to ensuring everything fits seamlessly into your overall remodel timeline. If your renovation project involves house additions, be sure to work closely with your remodelers in planning the layout and design of your new space. Obtain the necessary permits and inspections for the addition as well.

4. Safely Pack and Store Your Belongings

Invest in quality packing materials to protect your items during the move and storage period. Label boxes clearly with their contents and designated room to streamline the unpacking process once your remodel is complete. Choosing a secure storage facility for your belongings during the renovation adds protection and peace of mind.

5. Keep Communication Open With Your Renovation Team

Maintaining regular contact with your team of renovators throughout the project helps you stay on track and be on the know in terms of the project’s progress. This also allows you to address any concerns or changes that may arise. By staying informed, you’ll feel more at ease with the renovation process.

G.M. Roth Design Remodeling specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, as well as home additions and whole-home renovations. Count on our team to bring your vision for your living spaces to life. Give us a call at (603) 880-3761, or fill out our contact page to request a consultation. We serve residents of North Andover, Tewksbury, and North Reading, MA.

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