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How to Stay Organized on a Moving Day

by Ron Wolf

Are you excited to be moving into your new home? As thrilling as it is to finally move to your own place and enjoy the freedom it brings, the very process of moving is quite the opposite. Because it’s very easy to get lost in dozens of boxes, hangers, and bubble wrap, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for useful organizing hacks. If the upcoming Aussie winter will see you moving your life and all of your possessions from one place to another, read on to find useful ways to achieve it with minimum chaos. 

Declutter first

As hard as packing can be, it’s going to be ten times more difficult if you pack a bunch of useless and unnecessary things too. Decluttering your home before you move is a smart move, as it will help you save space, time, and money later. This way, your new home will not be full of trinkets you will toss out anyway, but rather necessary and useful things that mean a lot to you. Decluttering in advance will ensure that your new home will be neat and organized better. Not to mention that fact that most moving companies charge by weight – you don’t want to go broke while relocating, do you? The earlier you start clearing everything up, the better, because it might be a lengthy and exhausting process. 

Make checklists

You know that moving means taking care of a lot of things, but very few people understand just how many things you should cover before calling it a day. Not only packing and calling the moving company, but taking inventory of your possessions, taking care of utilities, changing locks, buying gas, and informing your bank and boss of your new address. To move to a new place means to look over many moving parts and things are going to get busy and hectic. A great way to bring order into chaos is to print out checklists and create an ultimate one that will help you make your upcoming relocation as smooth as possible. With a bunch of to-dos within reach, you will be able to tick things off as you do them, even if they’re just something small. 

Make content lists for boxes

Speaking of usefulness of lists, it would be wise to make lists that contain the content of each of your packing boxes. While some people prefer to color code or label their boxes with something like “bathroom” or “kitchen,” having a content list on each box will greatly help you when you start unpacking in your new home. Opening five “kitchen” boxes only to find your favorite coffee mug is draining, but you’ll know exactly where to look with a list. This system will also help you stay on top of things because you’ll know what is and isn’t packed. You can tape the list on the outside of the box or number all the boxes and when you make lists for each number, simply keep them close. 

Rely on others

Even though those who are very proud of their organizational skills might be convinced that they will manage everything on their own, we advise against it. Moving is neither simple nor easy, and Australian weather and temperatures are hardly helping. Instead of breaking your back and spending a small fortune on gas, why don’t you hire professional removalists in Sydney instead and have everything done in record time? Calling your friends to help you pack is cute, but very few people will be able to give you a hand on the day of moving, as the majority will want to use their free time to relax after a long week. By hiring professionals, you will ensure that your belongings are in good hands and that your move will be complete very quickly. 

Don’t forget the ‘essentials box’

Finally, you don’t want to spend so much time and effort into staying organized while preparing for moving, only to end up in complete chaos once you get to your new house. Your moving day essentials should be packed last and kept separate from the rest of the boxes and things. An essentials box or an essentials bag should contain everything you will need for the first couple of nights and days in your new home, including medications, IDs, trash bags, toys for kids, toiletries, snacks and bottled water, and the kitchen utensils, sleeping clothes, and pet food. If you don’t prepare it in advance, you risk having to open several different (neatly labeled) boxes in search of these items and lose quite some time.

Moving is never just relocating a bunch of boxes from one place to another. Trying to navigate what seems like a million smaller moving tasks is exhausting. Still, it will seem much easier if you are well-prepared and organized. Staying organized while moving is possible and doable if only you take the time to prepare. While this means that the moving process will begin much earlier than it usually would, good preparation will save you a lot of money as well as a lot of nerves.

 

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