Organize Your Way into Your New Home


Whether you are verging on being obsessive compulsive or if you have no knack at all for organizing - this particular skill can be put to the test once you move. Moving is enough of a stressful experience that a lot of people dread - and you don't want to add to that by being less than organized.

The reason why this is such an important aspect of the move is that between the packing, the moving and the unpacking - there are a lot of little tasks that you need to attend to. If you do not at least make a list of the tasks that need to be finished, you will be at a loss figuring out what's already done and what you should do next.

How to Begin the Moving Out Phase

To help make your move a bit more organized, let us see how you can start organizing your way into your new home. The first thing that you need to do is finalize the date when you will be moving.

Once a date is set, you can contact several removals company to at least have an idea about the rates that they offer. You should be given an initial, non-binding estimate to have an idea how their rates measure up against others. Make sure to compare the rates as well as the terms and conditions offered so that you can decide which one will give you the best value for your money without compromising the quality of service that they offer.

After straightening out the details concerning the removals company, begin sorting through the things that you have. Start from the uppermost room in the house and work your way down. Make sure to set aside a room in the house where the packing of all the non-essential items will be done. Prepare the packing materials that you need which include the boxes, newspaper, markers, packing tape, tissue paper, bubble wrap and anything else that you might need.

Next comes the sorting part. You can categorize your things in such a way that you can throw away the things that are of no value anymore. Set aside the reusable items that you can donate to charity. If there is anything valuable that you think will not go well with your new home, make money out of it by selling the item at a garage sale. There may also be recyclable items that you can set aside.

Additional Tips when Making the Move

Once a box is full, seal the top and bottom securely with packing tape. Pay special attention to the bottom part to make sure that nothing will fall off once it is lifted.

It is also a good idea to color code or clearly label the boxes. Name the contents of the box and when they are lifted out of the moving truck into your new home, which room will the box go to? Is it the kitchen, the living room or the bedroom?

By organizing you way out of your old house into your new home, you can look forward to a move which goes without a hitch.