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There is a lot of planning and work involved in moving to a new home. You need to take care of a range of tasks, from gathering packing supplies to switching your utilities. The thought of taking care of these tasks can make you feel overwhelmed or stressed. Luckily, you can make your move go smoothly by keeping the following organizational tips in mind.
Start Planning Immediately
It is important to start planning as soon as your move is set in stone. Putting it off for a few days can turn into weeks or months, and you may find yourself taking care of too many tasks at the last minute. Planning your move immediately gives you time to prepare your family, take care of your tasks and make adjustments as needed.
Create A Moving Binder
Most people recommend creating a moving checklist but putting together an entire binder is sure to help the move go smoothly. Use the binder to store various lists, contact information, schedules, and important documents. You want to ensure your moving binder is accessible because it is going to keep you organized during your move.
Declutter Your Items
When it is time for more hands-on tasks, start by decluttering your items. The key is to donate or sell unwanted items in good condition, but you also need to recycle or discard unusable items. Decluttering is a great way to lighten the load when it is time to pack and transport your items.
Start Packing Early
It is best to start packing the items you are keeping but use less frequently early. This way, the task is half-finished when it is time to pack the rest of your items. The items you use frequently can be packed closer to the moving date, and the items you need the morning of your move can go in your overnight bag. Remember, you need to be packed and ready to go on moving day.
Hire A Moving Company
Hiring a moving company should be one of the first tasks on your checklist. A professional moving company is insured and experienced, so you can rest assured that your items are in good hands. Professional movers also know how to lift and carry heavy items without causing damage or injury. There are even moving companies that help with packing and offer storage solutions.
If you take the time to thoroughly plan and enlist help from professionals and your peers, you can ensure the move goes smoothly for everyone. Just remember these tips above and they should help make everything smooth sailing.