Moving isn’t an easy process, but it can be easier if you know how to organize your belongings before you hire a moving and storage company. Organization is the key to a smooth move, whether you’re just moving across town or you’re taking the plunge and moving across the country. These expert tips will give you the tools you need to plan an organized move.
You honestly can’t start early enough when you’re preparing to move your household. As soon as you have decided you’re going to move, begin working on what you need to do to accomplish that goal. Otherwise, you’ll be panicking at the end when you have to be out of your current house and you still have a hundred things to do before that can happen.
This doesn’t mean you should start packing right away. You don’t want to live out of boxes for months on end. This does mean you should begin the sorting process to purge yourself from belongings you don’t want to take with you when you move. Decide which belongings you’re going to keep, which ones you’re going to sell, and which ones you’re going to donate. If they don’t fall in one of those three categories, toss them altogether.
Pack by Room
Packing rooms one at a time, starting with your least-used room seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how easy it is to begin packing up one room and get distracted into moving through the house leaving half-full boxes that just get in the way. Packing room by room also makes labeling your boxes easier as well so that you can find things you need when you need them, whether it’s at your current home or your new one.
Organize Your Current House
You will have belongings that will have to wait to be packed, but you can get them pack-ready by organizing them now. For example, you probably have a lot of loose cleaning supplies under your kitchen sink. Put those cleaners in a reusable container now so you only have to move that container later to get all your cleaners moved to your new house. You can do this with a lot of spaces, so get creative about the containers you use.
Create an Organization Plan For Your New House
Before you move into your new house, have a plan for where things will go. You might have to tweak this plan a bit once you get there, but at least you’ll have some goals for how you want your belongings to be stored when you get there. For example, if you really want a neat and tidy linen closet, decide what will make it look the way you want it to. Do you need dividers in the closet? Bins? Labels? Make your unpacking tasks easier by already having an idea of where you want things to go and how you want them to look in your new space.
Organized moves are less stressful, more efficient, and give yourself a way to have a fresh start in your new home. Use the tips given here to get the kind of move you deserve.