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How to organize a move

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    We are all well aware of how demanding relocations are. There are so many tasks to be completed and so many things to do. Most people decide to call and hire professional movers to help them but, unfortunately, there is more to be done than just make a call. Your moving company will surely do the work for you and they will even help you devise a moving plan but the actual organization will be your job alone. Therefore, to help you start and finish, here are a few tips and very important recommendations on how to organize a move the proper way.

    When you want to organize a move, where do you start?

    It is quite simple if you think about it. The first thing to do is take out a pen and a piece of paper. Of course, we are talking about lists. In order to organize your moving tasks, you must first know what you have to do. Since relocations include a neverending number of obligations, the sooner you start writing them down, the more realistic you will be with your timeline of events. It is very important for you to book your residential movers on time. Once you have that date written down, you will be able to work and organize around it.

    A light bulb and drawn circles around it on a black board
    Start thinking about what you will have to do and how much time do you have to do it.

    Start writing down everything that pops into your mind. Even if it is not in order, just write it. If you start in advance, you will have enough time to think about everything that you may have forgotten. Think logically, you have to pack or hire professional packers, get all your affairs in order, call a few people, things like that. Once you start, you will see how many things you will think of and how many details you will emphasize and put reminders for.

    You will have many numbers to dial

    Before you actually move or even start organizing your affairs, you will have a lot of numbers to dial. Many people and just as many companies should be informed of the fact that you are changing your address. Whether you are moving locally or you are moving interstate does not make that much of a difference. Maybe you will have more people to call but that is it. Besides the obvious friends and family, you will have the USPS, your utility companies, to cancel and transfer all your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly subscriptions, and similar. Pretty much everything and everyone should know that you are moving, for legal reasons, of course.

    Assess the situation, what will you need in terms of packing supplies?

    This is very often the number one question people ask themselves. What do I need and how much of it will be enough? Assessing the number of moving boxes you need is the first step but never forget that you should buy more than you think you need, just in case. You can always do a poor job assessing and it is much better to have a few boxes around that are extra than to lack packing supplies. What would you do then? Moving boxes need to be high-quality and professional if you want them to protect your items properly. 

    A couple packing their home while organizing a move
    You have many different items in your home. That means that you will need a lot of different packing supplies.

    The best thing you can do is actually hire professional packers to do the job for you. They will know exactly what you need. You will not have to think about the number of boxes, protective materials, or whether you have packed something fragile properly. They are professionals and do this on a daily basis. In other words, you will not have a thing to worry about.

    Making sure that your time schedule is in order is important

    Just like we mentioned at the beginning, you need to have your affairs in order. The first and most important factor you should keep your eye on is time. The time you spend on each task will count and every hour will play a big role in your schedule. Remember that you will be incorporating a relocation into your already packed schedule. This means that you will be very tired and you will probably lack some alone time. Either way, relocations are time-consuming so you probably already counted on this part. It is best to give yourself more than enough time in between tasks so that you can fix any mistakes or things that you might have overseen. 

    The last week before your relocation plays a big part

    By the time the last week comes, you would have finished pretty much everything there was. You did the work, hired people, asked around, and did everything you were supposed to do. The last week is usually reserved for some final touched, packing, and generally finalizing the ordeal. This is where you should be careful. Use the last few days to do double checks on yourself and on everything you have done so far. Mistakes are very common and, as an adult, you will have to see your own mistakes, no one will see them for you. Therefore, if you have forgotten anything, you will either have to remember it on time or face the consequences.

    A wooden calendar beside a laptop on a desk
    Use the last week before your move wisely and make sure that you have everything under control.

    Stay focused and you will be able to organize a move in no time

    These are only the essentials that you have to think about when you organize a move. It does not matter whether it is an interstate one, a local one, or whichever. The most important thing is to stay focused and remain positive. We wish you good luck.

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