In the midst of moving it can be easy to lose track of things that still need to be done. With the chaos of planning, packing, and carrying out your move it’s no wonder that many people become flustered during these times. The good news is there is a way to manage your move in a way that will cause less stress and leave way for a smooth relocation process. The key is to stay organized.
You may be wondering just how one can stay organized during a move. With clutter, clothes and knick-knacks strewn throughout your house, it may be hard to imagine there is an easier way to move. Organization isn’t just for closets and drawers; you can apply methods to your move that will make staying organized easy.
Managing Your Move
If you want to have a smooth and successful move, then you will need to put some effort into managing your move. Planning and preparation is the key to relocating with ease. Lucky for you there are several things you can do in order to make your move more organized. And there is nothing better than being prepared when it comes to relocating your home or office. This section will discuss a few things you can do to make sure your move is well organized.
Listed below are some helpful tools you can utilize during your move.
Make to-do lists: You don’t have to make one long to-do list; instead make several and break them down into categories. For instance, if you are shipping your vehicle along with your household goods, you can make a separate to-do list of things that need to get done before you can ship your car. Feel free to get creative and use different colors and labels to stay extra organized.
Timeline Your Move: It is also helpful if you create a timeline of your move. From beginning to end, mark important dates and times to stay on top of your progress. This way you can even see what things you are falling behind on and have enough time to catch up.
Generate a List of People & Places to Notify: Generally when you move, you address changes as well. Due to this change of address, you will need to update certain people and places on your new address. Make a check list of these places and people in order to keep track of who still needs your new address. Listed below are a few examples of who should be on your list.
- post office
- friends and family
- doctor and dentist
- credit cards
- water, gas, and electric companies
- cable and internet
- subscriptions, including medications
The more you prepare for your move, the less stressful it will be. Staying organized is the key to having a smooth and successful relocation.
One of the most time consuming and possibly irritating tasks of moving is packing. You will need to pack up your entire house before you can ship out; and things can get messy pretty quick if you don’t pack in an organized manner. It is important that you transfer your organization skills over to the packing process for an easy move.
Listed below are some great tips to staying organized while packing.
- Pack in order of least important items first, to most important items last. This will prevent you from packing up things you may need later on.
- Make sure to label every box with the title of the room in which the box came from, and either a concise or detailed inventory list.
- Pack by room so you don’t have to walk around the entire house just to pack one box.
- Clearly label all fragile items, “FRAGILE”
- Get rid of the items you no longer want or need in order to cut down on packing time.
Staying organized for you move isn’t so hard when you know where to start. Implement these helpful tips in order to make moving easy.