Organizing for a Move

preparing for a move

There comes a time in life when relocating from one area to another is not an option. It’s never an easy task, but with a devised plan in place, the process is less complicated. With a long list of phone calls to make, shopping, and arranging things, it’s mind-boggling as to where to get started. Listed below are six steps that will help make the move better organized from start to the end of the event.

 

Sorting Process

 

Living in one place over a space of time can result in an amass of things. The process of going through closets, drawers, cabinets to sort through and assess clothes, dishes, furniture, etc. to keep or get rid of takes time. So begin the course of action several weeks in advance by sorting the keepers, storage items, and give-a-ways in separate areas. This will help keep down the confusion when packing begins.

 

Donation/Sale Project

 

Devise a plan to sell items that you do not want. A garage sale is usually the best way to get rid of items that you no longer need and make a profit at the same time. Donate the unsold objects to a local church clothing drive, friends, family, or Goodwill. The donations qualify for a tax write off as well.

 

Packing Arrangement

 

Turn the work into fun by throwing a few hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and inviting friends and family over for a packing party. Don’t allow the real reason for the gathering to get out of hand. Make sure enough boxes are available to pack everything, along with packing tape and bold writing pens for labeling. Be ready to instruct the helpers where and how to pack the items in each designated area.

 

Labeling

 

Make sure that the instructions are complete and clear. When it comes to labeling you want to know that the printed information on the box corresponds with the contents inside and the room tagged where it should go. This information will tell you, as well as the movers where the box should go once they unload them at the new site.

 

Storage Facility

 

When moving, there are occasions when the new space is not large enough to allow for all the contents. Therefore, storage is the temporary answer until making other adjustments. Then there are those delicate and memorable items that have passed down from one generation to another and needs placing in a special holding area. Allow some time to carefully research and find the right storage for those special antique pieces, while alleviating the task of trying to find one after the move.

 

Move Planner

 

Preparing to move is a challenge that many people do not want to bother with; therefore, if the project becomes too much, a professional is the best solution. An online move planner can take the headache out of completing this task. They are there to help you complete your move from the beginning to the end:

  • A complete and custom move to-do list
  • Weekly email reminders with tips for a smooth move
  • Valuable coupons and special offers that could save you hundreds
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Organizing for a Move

preparing for a move

There comes a time in life when relocating from one area to another is not an option. It’s never an easy task, but with a devised plan in place, the process is less complicated. With a long list of phone calls to make, shopping, and arranging things, it’s mind-boggling as to where to get started. Listed below are six steps that will help make the move better organized from start to the end of the event.

 

Sorting Process

 

Living in one place over a space of time can result in an amass of things. The process of going through closets, drawers, cabinets to sort through and assess clothes, dishes, furniture, etc. to keep or get rid of takes time. So begin the course of action several weeks in advance by sorting the keepers, storage items, and give-a-ways in separate areas. This will help keep down the confusion when packing begins.

 

Donation/Sale Project

 

Devise a plan to sell items that you do not want. A garage sale is usually the best way to get rid of items that you no longer need and make a profit at the same time. Donate the unsold objects to a local church clothing drive, friends, family, or Goodwill. The donations qualify for a tax write off as well.

 

Packing Arrangement

 

Turn the work into fun by throwing a few hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and inviting friends and family over for a packing party. Don’t allow the real reason for the gathering to get out of hand. Make sure enough boxes are available to pack everything, along with packing tape and bold writing pens for labeling. Be ready to instruct the helpers where and how to pack the items in each designated area.

 

Labeling

 

Make sure that the instructions are complete and clear. When it comes to labeling you want to know that the printed information on the box corresponds with the contents inside and the room tagged where it should go. This information will tell you, as well as the movers where the box should go once they unload them at the new site.

 

Storage Facility

 

When moving, there are occasions when the new space is not large enough to allow for all the contents. Therefore, storage is the temporary answer until making other adjustments. Then there are those delicate and memorable items that have passed down from one generation to another and needs placing in a special holding area. Allow some time to carefully research and find the right storage for those special antique pieces, while alleviating the task of trying to find one after the move.

 

Move Planner

 

Preparing to move is a challenge that many people do not want to bother with; therefore, if the project becomes too much, a professional is the best solution. An online move planner can take the headache out of completing this task. They are there to help you complete your move from the beginning to the end:

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