Make Your Move to Your New Home Easier by Preparing Early
Moving to a new home can be both exciting and stressful. Make it easier by using these organizing tips.
Determine the Essentials
We all tend to keep more things than we actually use. From clothes we’ve outgrown or never wear to that kitchen gadget we just had to have but never use, our homes are cluttered with too much stuff. Decide what you actually use and pack up those items. Donate or sell unwanted things.
Color Coordinate Packing
Label boxes by room. Consider creating a legend and designating a color for each room. Regardless of who is helping you carry boxes into your new home, they’ll end up in the right spot. Then all you have to do is unpack and organize.
Call the Movers
Determine which items you can transport in your own vehicles and which larger, heavier items you’ll need assistance moving. For example, if you only have a compact car, you’ll need help moving your washer and dryer. Be sure to research moving companies and ask neighbors and friends for recommendations.
Organize Your New Home
Now that everything you own is packed up and move-in ready, the inevitable unpack and organize is looming on the horizon. Don’t make the mistake of haphazardly putting things just anywhere. Take the time to think about how you use your stuff and where things are best suited to live. Designate a permanent home for each item.
Storage for Every Room
Start with a storage plan for every room from day one, and you’ll make your daily routines easier. Homeowners often make the mistake of designating one or two spots, such as the basement or garage, for storage. However, those clutter hot spots often end up as big messes. Installing wall shelves, drawer organizers, and custom closet systems from the start can provide long-term benefits.
In conclusion, moving to a new home is a milestone, but it can also be stressful. A little preparation and organization prior to your move can go a long way.