Moving Day Organization 101
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Have you ever been excited about a move? Maybe you were leaving home and going to college, or moving to a new town to start working. The excitement that you have for moving to a new location can get subdued pretty quickly once you start packing. Yes, you can hire movers to help you get from point A to B, but most often you are the one that needs to pack all your belongings into boxes.
Staying organized day to day while moving can be quite a challenge for most of us, especially when it comes to the entire moving and storage process, things can quickly enter the category of “overwhelming.” It’s never a good feeling to damage your favorite gadgets during a move so, in order to stay organized and save your precious items during your move, remember that there are essentially three stages you’ll need to follow:
- Getting organized
- Packing everything the correct way
- Stacking everything the right way
First of all, make an inventory list of all your moving and storage items and categorize them into two groups: the high priority items and the low priority items. Make sure you record all belongings with serial numbers, both on the lists and on the boxes.
Keeping these things in mind will help you on moving day:
- Ensure all utilities and appliances are working at the new home before the moving day arrives.
- Start with the personal essentials first like toiletries, followed by snacks, drinks and clothing items. This will give everyone time to get acclimated and to plan where all the belongings should go.
- As the furniture and boxes are being brought into the home, make sure everything goes into the right room so you don’t have to move them later on. If all the boxes are marked appropriately, things will be a whole lot easier and stress free. Plus, it is always better to have the beds placed in the right rooms the very first time.
- Unpack the highly utilized rooms first, like bedrooms and bathrooms. That will help get you set up and give you time enough to unpack at a pace that is suitable for all the family members.
- Most importantly, remember to switch over all your old contact details to the new home just a few days prior to the move by:
- Getting your address changed at the post office to have your mail forwarded to your new address.
- Changing the contact details on your insurance, licenses, schools, and health cards.
- Having your utilities, cable and telephone transferred.
Don’t have the time to worry with all the moving details? Getting the help of moving and storage services is a great way to eliminate a lot of the moving stress.