How to Decorate Before You Relocate: 3 Tips to Make Moving-in Stress-Free

Moving into a new home requires a lot of work. But before you start digging in and unpacking, take advantage of the open space while you can! With some preparation and forward-thinking, you can make your new home beautiful, colorful and completely ready for your belongings to arrive, which will make unpacking a breeze on move-in day. Here’s a few tips from Wheaton Moving & Storage on decorating your home before the moving truck arrives.


Furniture arrangement is probably the most laborious part of moving and decorating. Luckily, your Zionsville movers will be there to do the heavy lifting. But since they will only do as instructed, it’s best to have an arrangement plan beforehand so you know where everything goes. You can always rearrange them later. (It’s also a good idea to have your furniture measured out, too.)


Are you replacing carpet or tile in your new home? Book the installation before moving furniture in…unless you don’t mind moving it all over again. This will make the moving job easier not only for you, but for your floor installers, too. If you’re concerned about floor damage, cover them with tarps or mats to protect them during the moving process.


It’s much easier to paint an empty home than a full house. No furniture means easier access to the walls. Plus, you won’t have to worry about getting paint on any of your things. Allow plenty of time to let the paint to dry (or to repaint, if necessary).

It’s okay if you can’t complete all these tips before your move-in date. Just do as much as you can to make your move-in day as seamless as possible. If you can’t paint the whole house, apply the primer. If you can’t carpet every floor, just do one floor. Completing any of these decorating tips will take the stress off your move.

When you’re ready to plan your big moving day, count on Wheaton Moving & Storage! We are the premier Zionsville residential moving company and can make relocations of all sizes and scopes feel like a breeze. Call us today or fill out our quick form to get started on your own move in Zionsville!