When you hear floors plans, you often think of a blueprint of a home or apartment that shows the placement of rooms and other fixtures in the house. People usually use it when they have to buy or rent a place. Floor plans are not something one usually associates with a move. However, having a floor plan ready for the moving day can make a move smoother and more efficient. 

Here are some tips to help you develop the perfect floor plan for the moving day.

Start traditionally

The first thing you need to do when preparing a floor plan is to draw the layout on paper. You can go the traditional way and draw the design on graph paper with pencils and sketch pens. You can also use various applications available these days to print the layout of your home.

Consider where to place the furniture

Once you have the floor design, you can move on to the next step; furniture placement. Furniture takes up most of the space and is often troublesome to rearrange if placed in the wrong spot. So it is best if you know where you want everything beforehand. It is also a good idea to put all the furniture you want in one room together so you can quickly unpack and place them. 

Also, note where all the lighting, doors, windows, and fixtures are in a room. This way, you can plan furniture placement without hindering the functionality of any room. 

Take measurements correctly

Measurements play a vital role in ensuring that everything fits in the room. Measure the rooms accurately with a painter’s tape, as well as the furniture before packing it. You should also measure the hallways and doorways to ensure ample space to move the furniture smoothly. 

Consider other elements of the room 

Yes, furniture will remain the center of attention in any space you have. However, that doesn’t mean you can overlook the other decor items and things you want to place in the room. Add them to your floor plan and check whether they can easily accompany the furniture. 

Don’t overlook functionality

When designing the floor plan and placing the decor items, you need to consider the functionality and accessibility of everything. Ensure that the room doesn’t look overstuffed and check whether you can easily access the light switches and plug in your electronics in the room. 

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