Home Organization Tips|Prepare for a Move

If you are planning a move, then you know that there are a lot of parts to moving. Timing everything to happen just as you need it can be difficult. That is why it is so important to make sure that your move is properly organized. With the right planning, your next move can go very smoothly. Without it you may end up spending twice as long as you need to, as well as overrunning your budget.

Here are some tips on how to get your move organized so that it runs as smoothly as possible.

Create a To-Do List

The first thing to do is to create a list of all of the tasks you are going to need to complete before moving day. This should include things like packing, moving or stopping utilities, canceling local memberships for things like gyms, final cleaning and turning in keys to rentals. Assign dates to each of these tasks and consider using something like Google calendar or other tools to keep track of your to-do list. Set reminders so that you know when a task is coming due to be completed. This will help you stay on track and on schedule.

Make a Rough Inventory of Your Home

What you shouldn’t do is make a long list of every item that you own. That kind of detail in an inventory will only bog you down if you need to find something, as well as causing you a ton of extra work. What should be on your list are all of the major items in each room and where they are going to go when they make it to your new home. This inventory can be as informal as notes jotted down on a notepad or as formal as a spreadsheet. Use this inventory to make a list of things that might be going out to trash or being donated.

Purge and Donate What You Don’t Want

Now that you have an inventory of all of the things that you do want to take with you, sort out everything that you aren’t going to take, and figure out what you are going to do with it. Items that can be, should be donated to any agency willing to take them. Anything else can head to the trash heap. If you start early enough, you may be able to dispose of things using your local trash pickup.

Pack and Label

Now that the riff-raff is out of the way, it is time to get packing. Start by getting all of the packing material you need and pack away all of the things that you know you won’t need before your move. As you pack, label each box for the room it is in, the room it will be going to in the new home and a general list of contents.

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