Advice for an Organized Move

Are you concerned about the fact that you’re moving quickly? Moving doesn’t have to be a difficult, disorderly process. Here are some ideas to guide you in securing an effective, organized move.

  • USE A MOVING CHECKLIST. Make yourself a moving checklist outlining whatever needs to be done. Avoid moving anything you do not require. It is expensive, time-consuming, and physically unnecessary to move things you won’t be utilizing.
  • ELIMINATE CLUTTER. Dispose of damaged tools, old toys, old clothing, and other items that you no longer need, before you move. Offer functional items to charity or hold yard sales.
  • DON’T SKIMP ON YOUR MOVING SERVICE. Select a knowledgeable moving company with an established track record for great service and dependability. Selecting somebody that is unreliable or inexperienced will squander more money and time than you can imagine.
  • ENLIST ANY HELP YOU CAN GET. You will get a lot more done with some family members and friends assisting you in packing and/or unpacking.
  • BOX IT. Get boxes in assorted sizes. Be sure they’re clean, in great condition, and have cover flaps so they can be closed and sealed with tape. Start collecting them from your local merchants, or acquire them from your moving business. Alcohol boxes are exceptional. They are sturdy and contain dividers, making them ideal for packing glasses, goblets, vases, etc. But make certain these boxes have lids!
  • USE THE A-B-C SYSTEM. Whatever you pack does not need to be unpacked the first day in your new house. If it contains necessary items, mark it PRIORITY A. If the contents are very important, but not vital, mark the box PRIORITY B. If the package includes out of season items, holiday items, and other things you will not need immediately, mark the box PRIORITY C. Then, unload in A, B, C order. Movers utilize old newsprint. For items you choose to keep clean, you can acquire packing paper from your mover. Kraft paper, tissue paper, and shock-resistant corrugated paper make outstanding wrapping products and might be acquired at a lot of large department stores, craft shops, or even your mover.
  • MARK IT. Felt pens are ideal for marking boxes with information, such as its contents, location space, vulnerable, or “this side up”. As you’re packing, place removable, colored, circle sticker labels on your boxes to quickly differentiate kitchen items from bedroom products, from bathroom items, etc. If needed, make a master list so you’ll know what is in each box. If you can visit your new house ahead of time, you might wish to stick a matching colored sticker on the door or door frame of the space that the box will be delivered to.
  • BRIGHTEN. Containers can be handled more easily if they do not surpass 50 lbs., completely packed. When you’re loading, keep this information in mind. Load on a room-by-room basis, keeping the contents of each space in separate boxes. This will eliminate confusion and save time when you’re unpacking. Even if you only load two boxes a day, in thirty days you will have packed sixty boxes. Start in locations where the items are used infrequently, such as the cellar, attic, garage, and so on. Order address labels prior to your move into your new house. This must consist of items that will get you through the night if it’s too late to unload or the movers fail to show up. Useful items consist of non-perishable food, can opener, paper plates, plastic utensils, bottled water, a flashlight, a couple of towels, sheets, toiletries, a blanket, toilet paper, pen/paper, a couple of little games or magazines, and clothes for everyone.
  • HAVE SOMEONE WATCH THE KIDS. If you have kids, it may be a good idea to have somebody babysit them while you are doing anything that involves your relocation, such as driving, packing, unpacking, and so on. Your kids will not be interrupting your progress and you’ll accomplish more.
  • USE THE ONE ROOM RULE. Establish ONE space in your new home as quickly as possible. In this manner, you’ll have a peaceful retreat, devoid of boxes. When you need a break from all of the unpacking activities, you and your household will then have a location to go.
  • MAKE IT PET SAFE. Be sure you have a plan for when the movers arrive if you have family pets. Possibly keep your felines in the restroom with the litter box, or put your pets in a fenced-in yard. Be sure to do what you can so your family pets feel comfortable in your new home. Bring their preferred toys, provide copious amounts of attention, and don’t leave them alone for long periods of time for the first couple of days.
  • MAKE THE FIRST NIGHT SPECIAL. Make the first night in your brand-new home as special as possible.