Keep Organized During Your Move
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Lots of people have discovered that working with a professional moving company has helped them to stay sane during a move as well as made their relocation much less stressful to deal with. However that is not all you can do to keep organized over your move. Here are some more suggestions that might help.
Set Your Dates
From the initial day you begin packing your things to the last time you depart from to your old abode, it will be important to have the milestone dates in your relocation process worked out as early as feasible. You could need six weeks or perhaps more to plan out your move, pack your belongings, find a moving company, and set up storage (if necessary).
Many people find it practical to create a "master schedule" of their relocation — and allow themselves a little wiggle room in the event they encounter a delay. Your schedule will have a timeline of critical events throughout the move, deadlines, and also a list of jobs to assign out to family members.
Create To-Do Lists
A in-depth to-do list will be a wonderful item. Not only will daily as well as weekly to-do lists keep your move on schedule, but they might additionally be wonderful stress management tools. Actually, lots of people find a to-do list has a relaxing effect on them.
You could think it helpful to create shorter to-do lists instead of one huge one for the entire relocation. For example, one of your weekly jobs could be to pack your bedroom, and then you might split that task into simpler daily tasks (pack jewelry, pack office/printer supplies, pack clothes, and so on).
Assign Chores to Different Family Members
Moving will be a family project. Be sure that every family member realizes what their part is to make your relocation go smoothly. For example, extenuating circumstances excluded, every person in your house should be able to pack most of the things in his or her own bedroom. You might also decide to assign cleaning jobs for after the packing has been done.
If everyone's on the same page, your relocation should go much more smoothly.
Stick to Your Deadlines
The last thing you want when moving is attempting to frantically pack and also load every item you have with only a couple of minutes left to spare. The best method to sidestep such a jumbled mess will be to stick to every deadline you set for yourself to the best you can.
For instance, create deadlines to be done packing each of the rooms. Set a deadline to book the professional moving company to come and load your belongings, or to rent a moving truck. You will also create deadlines for critical actions in advance and after your move, for example cutting off your electric and the internet service at the old house and getting them set up at your new home.
And, do not forget to permit yourself a reward or two when you make steps in the direction of your goal. Maybe you could treat everyone to a nice dinner after checking off a colossal item on your to-do list, or perhaps merely take an occasional night off from moving prep. However you proceed, rewarding yourself here and there will keep you motivated and focused.
In the event you ever feel overwhelmed during the moving process, and need a little help staying organized, don't hesitate to reach out to the A-1 Freeman team of professional movers! We can help make your move less stressful from start to finish.
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