Planning, Preparing, and Making the Move Moving from one home to another, whether that home is across the country or across town, can be an extremely stressful and jumbled process for even the most organized person. Still, being organized in the upcoming move will greatly help and aid the person or family who is moving.
A Moving Company Firstly, consider hiring a professional moving company to assist you in the move. A professional moving company will be perhaps the best way for a family to face the challenge of moving. Mitigate stress and the host of potential issues that may arise during the moving process by being fully prepared before the move begins. By planning ahead and by making daily preparations, a family and individual can ease the burden of moving. Weeks and even months before the impeding move there are many things that a person or family can do to help themselves prepare for the move. Here again, organization will be paramount.
Plan Ahead of Time Organize and plan the move before any physical work on packing and moving begins. Decide how and when you will pack various rooms of the home and work out a schedule for when each room will be packed. This may also include planning for when you will pack specific items such as toiletries and kitchen supplies or other necessary items that you will wish to pack last. After the planning phase of the move has been taken care of and all necessary steps of the move are planned out with associated goals for when each planned item will be accomplished, the real work of moving can begin. Start with the back corners and dusty crawlways of the home that house those possessions that you never use. Get rid of them. Either by hosting a yard sale, which can clear out a lot of other items from your home while giving you a little extra money in the process, or by donating them to second hand stores or charities, these items that you never have used and that you never will use should not make the move. Clearing these items form your list of possessions will assist not only in the move itself but in the future home as you will not need to find a place for them to forever sit.
Pack What Is Left Once the proverbial fat has been trimmed from the possessions within a home, the family or individual can begin to pack those items that they wish to have at their new residence. Again, working from room to room will help break up the process into workable assignments instead of one giant seemly unattainable task. Never underestimate the importance of labels during the packing process. You cannot over label anything. Every box and every box within a box should be properly labeled and a detailed audit of items should be clearly listed. This may seem like a time wasting practice but the benefits of over labeling will be seen once the unpacking begins.
Prepare a Safe Box Lastly prepare a safety box that will house all necessary and important items from your old home. This will be the last on the moving van and the first off as it will be carrying all of your important paperwork, passports, legal documents and other such vital items that you wish to keep safe at all costs. With this system of organization and planning, a family can effectively move from house to house without unnecessary amounts of stress and worry.
Published on Feb 21, 2013
Moving from one home to another, whether that home is across the country or across town, can be an extremely stressful and jumbled process f...