Take a moment to think about every single thing you own. Think about how much money it’s worth. Think about how much space it would take up if you threw it all into one big pile. Think about how much it weighs.
Then, think about picking all of it up and moving it to an entirely different place, whether across town or across the country. It sounds like a daunting task, and it is. After all, your home is not really the building you live in, but what you choose to fill it with. That’s why moving your entire life is such a tough job, with plenty of chances for things to go wrong.
Here are a few tips for staying organized and keeping things from getting out of hand.
Figure out how much time you’ll need to pack and move everything in your home, then start even earlier than that. We can almost guarantee that you’ll encounter some unforeseen bumps in the road, which is no problem as long as you allot a little extra time to deal with them. After all, we’re talking about all of your earthly possessions.
Put a Plan in Place
This is the most important part of moving. Every individual or family should have a binder or folder to store important, relevant documents, as well as a notebook to formulate a detailed process for moving. For instance, you’ll want to make a comprehensive list of what can be packed first, and what will need to wait until just before you leave.
Instead of just throwing everything into the back of the truck, get the supplies you’ll need to pack things effectively in an organized fashion. New, uniform boxes will maximize available space and save you from worrying about things falling through the bottom of them. Make sure to get everything you need to get the job done well and protect your valuable belongings.
When In Doubt, Throw It Out
Moving time is a perfect opportunity to embrace the minimalist lifestyle and get rid of all that stuff! Not only will it make for an easier move, but you’ll also be much more organized when you finally settle in. You can come up with your own criteria for the purge, but here’s what we suggest: If you haven’t used it in the past year, you probably won’t miss it.
Don’t Forget the Small Stuff
When you’re busy with the big move, it’s easy to forget everyday tasks, like paying the bills, filling prescriptions, or taking a little time to unwind and relax. Make sure to include the usual activities in your moving schedule, and don’t allow them to be pushed aside too often.
Hire the Right Moving Company
Of course, the best thing you can do to ensure an organized move is to hire a professional moving company that you can trust. If you’re in Moses Lake, Spokane, or Seattle, that means hiring the Crown Moving Company. We may not be an intimately familiar with your belongings as you are, but we’ll treat every single item with the utmost care and respect. That way, you can relax and leave the toughest parts of the job to us.
When you’re ready to trust a moving company that’s as organized as you are, give us a call today.