Stay Organized During Your Move
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Many people have found that hiring a professional local moving company has made it easier for them to stay organized during a move and made their relocation a lot easier to manage. But that's not all that you can do to stay organized on your move. Here are a few additional tips that will help.
Establish Your Dates
From the first day you commence packing your belongings to the last time you say good-bye to your old residence, you'll want to have the important dates in the relocation process set as soon as possible. You may want approximately six weeks or more to plan out your move, pack your belongings, line up transportation, and also coordinate storage (if necessary).
Lots of people are finding it functional to develop a "master schedule" of the move - and allow themselves a small amount of cushion in case they come across a problem. The schedule ought to include a timeline of important milestones during the entire move, due dates, and possibly a list of duties to designate to family members.
Make To-Do Lists
A precise to-do list is a powerful thing. Not only will daily and weekly to-do lists help keep your move on track, but they can be great stress management tools. In fact, most people notice a to-do list has a calming impact on them.
Some think it's useful to make smaller to-do lists instead of one massive one for the complete move. Such as, one of your weekly tasks might be to pack your bedroom, and then you might break down that activity into smaller daily jobs (pack jewelry, pack office/printer supplies, pack clothes, etc.).
Designate Jobs to Various Family Members
Moving ought to be a family undertaking. Ensure that each and every family member is aware what they need to complete to make your move a success. For instance, extenuating conditions notwithstanding, each person in your home should be able to pack a lot of the things in his or her own bedroom. You may even elect to allocate cleaning tasks after the packing has been done.
When everyone's on the same page, your move should go far more smoothly.
Follow your Deadlines
The very last thing you would like when moving is attempting to frantically pack and load each valuable you've got with only a few hours left to spare. The way to avoid such a disorganized mess is to stick to each deadline you set for yourself to the degree attainable.
For instance, determine due dates to accomplish the packing of each of your rooms. Establish a due date to book the professional local or long-distance moving company to arrive and load your things, or to rent a moving van. You'll also want to set deadlines for essential actions both before and after your move, like discontinuing your electric and the internet service at the old property along with setting them up at your new house.
Sticking to the smaller deadlines as you go along will lessen a lot of the anxiety related to moving and help keep everything organized.
Lastly, don't forget to get a reward or maybe two as you make progress toward your ultimate goal. Perhaps you might treat your family to an evening out after checking off a significant item on your to-do list, or simply take an occasional night off from moving preparation. Whatever the scenario may be, rewarding yourself once in a while can continue to keep you enthusiastic and focused.
Should you ever feel stressed out throughout the moving process, and want some assistance remaining organized, please get in touch with the A-1 Freeman Moving Group team of professional movers today! We can help pick up the slack and make your move more enjoyable all round.
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