Save Time and Stress While Moving

The whole moving process is long and exhausting. As if it’s not enough work packing up your entire home and moving it to a new location, unpacking can be even more overwhelming. It takes time to feel settled in your new space. Creating a list of priorities can help quicken the process and relieve some stress. To help, Budget Blinds has some quick tips to help!


Before you unpack, it’s important to let people know you have moved! While it’s easy to send a quick text to friends and family, there should be VIP list to contact:

  • The post office to fill out a change of address form and mail forwarding

  • Credit card companies

  • Banks

  • Utility companies

  • Insurance companies

  • Government agencies like the IRS’ Change of Address form

  • Cell phone provider

  • Services like phone, cable, internet

  • Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Clubs, organizations, subscriptions

  • Your physician to get referrals for a new provider

  • Voter registration

So now that we have let everyone know about your new address, it’s time to make your home feel like home. Rather than starting by unpacking small stuff, start with big items instead. Big items make a big impact. Work on one room at a time so it doesn’t feel as overwhelming. Think of the rooms you will use the most and start there. The bedroom is a great place to start so you have a peaceful, comfortable place to rest your head after a long day of work. Next do the living room or the kitchen. Both of these rooms are a focal point of a home so you'll feel very accomplished when they look put-together.

You have enough to unpack so don’t be afraid to hire help! There are certain things only you can do, like knowing exactly where you want items to go or decorating. For things that don’t need your personal touch, hiring help can relieve stress and save hours of precious time.

  • Because privacy is important, window treatments should be top-priority. Budget Blinds is known for providing fast, excellent service. Schedule your free in-home consultation right away, or even before the move. Once you are in the home, our installers can come install your window treatments as you unpack.

  • Cleaning and painting a new home is a daunting task. Either ask friends and family to assist or hire a professional service to do it for you. That way you can spend time unpacking while they work.

  • Technology can be confusing and frustrating sorting through boxes of cables. Consider hiring tech support to install televisions, sound systems, smart home devices, internet, cable, and anything else that might cause a headache later on.

Lastly, schedule intentional breaks throughout the day. Plan to go out for a meal so you aren't adding to the mess or fumbling around the kitchen looking for utensils. Remember that moving is going to be a long process but the end result is a home you love so it's all worth it!

While it is not an extensive list, we hope these tips are helpful as you plan for an upcoming move. Budget Blinds of Bettendorf serves all of the quad cities areas including Davenport, Moline, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Le Claire, Port Byron, Geneseo, Eldridge and much more. We are a national franchise that is locally owned and operated. We bring you quality products at competitive prices with the best service around. Just give us a call at 563-324-1111 for your FREE in-home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.


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