Getting ready to move into your new space? Check out these tips from reliable Birmingham moving company Motivated Movers to start making your first floor plan!
Take Your Measurements
First things first — measure your new space. Begin by measuring the width of all your walls, the floor, the windows, and the door frames. Measure outlets and vents.
Then, measure the furniture you plan to put in the space to make sure it will all fit. The less you have to keep rearranging furniture, the better. Figure out where you want to put each piece of furniture, and leave enough room in between.
Start Big… Then Go Small
What if there is no space in your new home for that massive painting you bought last summer? It’s better to know ahead of time what you can sell in a yard sale or give away to charity before you unnecessarily carry it all into your new home only to get rid of it later.
Once you decide where you want all of your big furniture pieces to go, you can add in the small stuff. From picture frames and paintings to lamps, plan out where each piece of decor will go. This way you can stay organized throughout the process. You will also be less inclined to waste money on pieces you think you need but later realize you don’t have space for.
How to Draw Out Your Floor Plan
There are all types of software available online to help you draw out your vision, like FloorPlanner.com. There are even moving apps like RoomScan that allow you to use your mobile device directly in your space. There is ample room for customization when you use these tools. The possibilities are endless!
If you prefer old-fashioned pencil and paper, here’s a great way to start:
- Using your measurements, draw your rooms to scale on graph paper.
- Take into account which way the rooms sit in relation to each other.
- Draw out specific characteristics like windows and doors using a thicker line.
- Draw in furniture, fireplaces, TV, etc.
Not only will you benefit from your organization, your Birmingham moving company will able to use your floor plan as well. Talk to your movers and help them understand what you have drawn out. This will allow them to know where things go and make the entire process go smoothly.
Hire Motivated Movers in Birmingham, AL
Focus on the excitement of planning out your new space, and leave the moving to us! From packing to unpacking and every step in between, our experts are here to help! Contact Motivated Movers today to get started.