Moving can be one of the most stressful things that you ever do. Packing your life up into a bunch of little boxes and take time, and even more so once you actually make the move.
Being prepared and staying organized can drastically help when making a move, whether you’re only going a few suburbs across town or across the entire country. Here are 6 helpful tips that will help you get organized and make your move simple and smooth.
1.) Make a List
Like many other things you are probably organized with in life, making a list is an easy way to keep track of things that have been completed, and know what needs to be done next. This can push things along quicker and keep you calm and clear headed while you prepare for your move.
2.) Stock Up On Supplies
It’s usually better to have too many moving supplies than not enough. You will sometimes needs more boxes and packing tape than you may think. Even if you don’t use all of the boxes, most moving companies will allow you to return unused boxes for a refund.
Remember to set aside at least 10 decent sized boxes for the day of the move when you will take the remainder of your belongings with you.
3.) Keep Everything Together in Groups
Just as it sounds, you want to keep everything together in a group, so say books will go with books, movies with movies, and so on. It can also be helpful to keep all the boxes for each particular room together in their own way for easier access. Color coding the labels or markers you use to classify each box can is a good way to keep similar items close together.
4.) Pack As Much Ahead of Time as You Can
This one may seem like common sense, but sometimes it just needs to be said. Pack anything that you can ahead of time including clothes that aren’t in season at the moment, game, outdoor items, kitchen items, and more.
Getting these things out of the clearing can allow you to clear your head a little better as you can see the progress you are making. After all, the moving process can sometimes seem like it will never end.
5.) Keep Important Documents With You
When it comes to the important documents of your life such as birth certificates, social security cards, bank records, bills, contacts, and all of those important items, you want to know exactly where they are located. It’s rare, but things can get lost sometimes during moves, and there are some of the last things that you ever want to lose.
There are obviously many more tips we could have provided here, but in this case we wanted to list what we consider to be the biggest and most important.
Packing your life up into a bunch of boxes is stressful enough as it is, so protecting your most important assets takes first priority.