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Benefits of Creating a Floor Plan Before You Move

As moving day approaches and you find yourself hustling to take care of last minute details, it can be easy to overlook one very important step – creating a floor plan for your new home. You may already have some ideas of what furniture will go where in your new place, but actually sitting down and mapping out those ideas can be a huge benefit to both you and everyone else involved in the move.

Here’s why it’s always a good idea to create a floor plan before you move:

Out With The Old…

There may be some items that you have now in your soon-to-be old home that won’t be making the trip to your new home. Whether you’re downsizing or not, moving can be the perfect time to get rid of items you just don’t need anymore. A floor plan allows you to see exactly how your furniture will fit in your new home and can help end the debate over whether or not you should keep your older stuff.

In With The New…

A carefully thought out floor plan can also help you identify any new items you may need or want for your new home. For example, let’s say you have a sectional in the living room of your current home. After creating a floor plan for your new home, you realize that the sectional just isn’t going to work. Now may be the right time to get that new sofa you’ve had your eye on.

Judging Your Space

When you go to check out your new house or apartment, it will always seem much bigger when it’s empty. It’s easy to misjudge how much room you will actually have. When you start moving things in, suddenly you realize that things just don’t fit the way you imagined. GetYourMoveOn suggests that you take the time to do some measuring of both the space you’re moving into as well as your furniture so you can make an accurate floor plan and avoid surprises on the day you move in.


Perhaps the biggest advantage of having a well-thought out floor plan in place as you move is that it will save you a great deal of time and energy. You’ll be able to tell movers exactly where you want your possessions to go and not have to stop to reposition or try different arrangements in order to make things fit. The goal is to get you moved in quickly so you can start enjoying your new home as soon as possible.

Having a floor plan before you move can also help you with the smaller details like décor and lighting. It can also help you identify heavy traffic areas and open spaces. You’ll feel more in control as you move in when you have things mapped out ahead of time.

Remember that GetYourMoveOn is ready to help make your move as easy as possible. For tips and ideas on creating a floor plan, or for a free estimate, give us a call at (480) 695-6621.

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