tips for mobile home moving day
March 14, 2023

6 Tips for Moving Into Your Mobile Home

Are you moving into a mobile home soon and need tips for a simplified transition?

Everyone wants a smooth transition. While moving into your new mobile home is an exciting adventure, it can also be stressful. In addition to ensuring that your mobile home is in good working order, you may be concerned about adjusting to your new surroundings and neighbors. Because there are so many different tasks and issues to address, making a to-do list can feel overwhelming. So, to subside the burden, we’ve compiled a list of 6 tips you need to know before moving into your mobile home. 

Keep reading to learn how to make this transition as smooth as possible!

Purge Items: Arrive at Your New Mobile Home With Less

Getting rid of all the unused and unnecessary items in your home is a great place to start. You will not only declutter but also have less stuff to pack, drag across town, unload, and organize. How about those clothes you keep avoiding because you keep promising yourself you’ll wear them, but let’s be honest, you haven’t worn them in years! Donate to someone in need. Or that old television that broke down and you promised yourself you’d get it fixed? Throw it out! 

This preliminary purge will have a huge impact on the entire packing process and will relieve some stress you weren’t even aware you had!

Hire a Mover: Moving into Your Mobile Home is Easier With a Professional!

Before you begin moving into your new mobile home, careful planning and organization are required. The priority on the list is to track down a reputable moving company. While a lot of people think that hiring movers is an unnecessary expense, it is something that will make your transition smoother, and the extra help will take some of the weight off your shoulders!

Make a list of everything you need to move and prioritize it. You probably won’t want to include any personal documents or sentimental items, as you would probably prefer to keep them with you during the move! 

Set Goals: Unpack One Room at a Time When Moving into Your Mobile Home

It may seem obvious, but it’s easy to underestimate how long it will take to unpack and set up your new home to your liking. You’ll probably be surprised at how much you own once you see it all laid out in front of you. It’s easy to get overwhelmed quickly!

Moving into a new home may be a daunting task, especially if you need help figuring out where to start. To make the unpacking process feel more manageable and productive, tackle one room at a time until you’re finished! If you have multiple people helping you move, the chances of someone misplacing an item in the wrong room are also reduced.

Update Address: Don’t Wait Until You’ve Been in Your Mobile Home for Weeks!

If you did not change your address before moving into your new mobile home, make sure to do so as soon as possible! Forward your mail and update your credit card billing address, not only with your credit card company but also with any services or retailers that store your information.

Communicate with your bank and insurance provider, the DMV, and don’t forget to notify friends and family of your new address.

The sooner you take care of your address change, the better. The last thing you want is to track mail and any important documents you may be expecting to receive, all while unpacking and trying to get settled into your new mobile home!

Complete a Service Walk-Thru: Inspect Your New Mobile Home

Upon delivery and installation of your new mobile home, and in good lighting, you need to walk through and inspect your home to make the most of your cosmetic service warranty. Because of the transit from the factory to your home site, the mobile home can undergo some minor cosmetic defects.

We recommend that you go room to room, with sticky notes and a camera. Notate areas and take pictures of every area that needs repairing and attention. Do you feel like you’re done? Go through again with a fine-toothed comb, and with someone else to be sure you didn’t miss anything! You will feel relief once you send in a thorough and accurate list! 

Get Settled & Go Exploring: Meet Neighbors and Find out What’s Nearby

Give yourself a break the first night! Order dinner so you don’t have to cook while unpacking. Make sure you get enough rest and don’t overwork yourself by staying up late sorting through your belongings. You can always resume where you left off the following day!

If you need a little break, take a walk or drive around your new neighborhood. This will get you familiarized with the area. Look for stores, restaurants, and other places you know you and your family will frequent.

Get Moving!

Well, that just about covers everything! Moving into your new mobile home doesn’t have to be stressful. You just need to implement a little mindful planning and organization. After purging unneeded items, hiring a mover, setting goals with unpacking, completing a service walk-thru, and updating your address/information, you can finally enjoy the fruit of your labor! With these 6 helpful tips in hand, we hope moving into your new mobile home brings excitement and not stress! 

Speak with a member at Braustin today!