Moving Guide

Get settled into your new home

At D.R. Horton, we get it. Moving is more often than not a challenge. With all of the excitement of buying a new home, the idea of the actual move is often put on the backburner. Luckily, we’re here to provide a few ways to help ease some of the more common frustrations created by moving.

Choose a Moving Company

If you have already ruled out help from friends and family, moving companies are a fantastic resource for easing some of the moving anxieties. When hiring a moving company, you should always:

  • Call around and request quotes to determine the best pricing for your current budget situation.
  • Reserve the move-in dates as soon as you have specific dates to move into your new home.
  • Budget for a customary tip as part of moving-day expenses.

Consolidate your Belongings

Moving often requires the act of physically sorting through nearly every item in your possession. This grants the ideal opportunity to start fresh by sifting through and tossing out any accumulated clutter. While decluttering, remember to:

  • Toss out any items that are in disrepair.
  • Ask questions like, "Have I used or worn this within the last few months?" to help determine throw-away items.
  • Once finished, determine if any remaining items could be sold in a yard sale or donated as gifts to charity, or friends, and/or family.

Pre-Plan your Spaces

Your new home will most likely offer you the opportunity to redesign your current living spaces. Once you have a good idea of the size and layout of your new home, pre-plan your space by:

  • Pre-arranging your furniture using the Space Planner Tool* found on many online floor plans.
  • Printing out a hard copy of your floor plan and brainstorming ideas by hand.
  • Prioritizing the main living spaces, family rooms and other essential areas for foot traffic and large furniture.

* The Space Planner Tool may not be available for all floor plans