Most people cringe when they think about moving. They think of endlessly searching through box after box for things they want. There’s the packing, the boxes, the tape, the TASK. Nevertheless it needn’t be such a crazy time. You can get organized making your move go pretty smoothly. Try these organizational tips for a smoother move.
Make a List
Actually, you are going to make several lists. Create a list of things you are packing for every room in the home. Label the list as Family room, Bath Room, Susie’s Room, and so forth. List the items you might be moving, leaving room towards the top for priority items (we’ll get to this later). Star stuff that are a necessity to the first night.
Get Lot of Supplies
You’ll need boxes, tape, packing material, labels and pens. Using different colored highlighters or different colored stickers is a good option. But get more than you think you are likely to need, cause you are going to need a lot more than you think. Most moving companies will take your unused boxes, so don’t be shy. The last thing you want will be scrambling around on moving day shopping for packing material or tape, or dumpster diving for boxes.
Make Labels (plenty of them) And Use Them
Make labels for each room in the home and print a huge selection of them. You are likely to put a label on each side with the box, upper right corner or upper left corner, no matter. The thing is to save yourself time rotating boxes looking for the label that informs you where they go. Assign a colour to each and every room and slap a colored sticker to employ a highlighter around the label. This way, you’ve got a quick visual also.
Focus on your Packaging
Bear in mind those items you noted in your list as priority? Well, you want to pack them last in order that they are going to be loaded around the truck last and unloaded first. Prior to starting packing, grab a suitcase or a couple of boxes and place several changes of clothes, toiletries, towels, mouthwash, sheets, blankets along with other items you will need to have on hand that first day within your new home. Oh, and don’t forget your toothbrush, or perhaps your coffee pot, coffee, sugar and creamer. Needless to say, different families and folks may have different needs, just be sure you have your survival kit packed and protected from overzealous movers who may toss it on the truck unsure what it is. Maybe put it in your car or somewhere handy.
Make your New Place Unpacking Pleasant
At the new place, label each room employing the same system you labeled your containers. Like that, anyone helping looks about the box and finds out Susie’s Room then begins to see the coordinating label about the door of Susie’s new room. You can easily write labels on pieces of paper and tape these to the door facing of each and every room. This way, the boxes find their way to each room where they belong along with your move and next unpacking goes way smoother.
Author: Sharonne PenickataThis author has published 4 articles so far.