Understanding how to organize a move can be stressful. Whether you’re relocating across the country or just moving to the next block. However, being organized and not leaving any of the major details until the last moment can go a long way to helping you stay calm and sane during your move.
How to organize a move
As one of the oldest moving companies in the United States, we know what it takes to make your move successful. Here are just a few tips on how to organize a successful move:
1. Make lists. There are too many details involved with a move to keep track of everything in your head. Relieve stress by making lists of things to buy, things you’ll be taking with you personally and people to notify. It’s also a good idea to make a written inventory of all of your possessions for insurance purposes and so you’ll be able to easily tell that everything arrived at your new home safely.
2. Purchase plenty of packing supplies. If you’ll be doing your own packing and/or taking some of your possessions with you, you’ll want to make sure that you purchase enough boxes, tape and bubble wrap well in advance of the move. You don’t want to run out of boxes when you’re in the middle of packing a room.
3. Envision your new rooms. One of the most important things to know when you’re contemplating how to organize a move is what to take and what to sell or donate to charity. A good way to do this is to picture how you’d like your rooms to look when you’ve moved into your new home. If you can’t envision a place for an item in your new space, don’t pack it.
4. Keep important documents together. Another key part of how to organize a move is knowing where to find important papers like your birth certificates, passports, car titles, financial papers and other vital records. Locking these in a fireproof box is a good idea to prevent theft or damage.
5. Color code your boxes. Rather than just marking your boxes with the room they are destined for in the new house, assign each new room a color. That way you can see from a distance what room each box belongs in. Be sure to mark the sides (two sides is a good idea) rather than the tops of the boxes, since square boxes make get stacked on top of one another. You can use colored labels, colored markers or colored tape to accomplish this.
6. Make an “essentials” box. The first few days in your new home can be a constant search for necessary items like light bulbs, toilet paper, a can opener and other every day items. Knowing how to organize a move includes knowing where to find the little things you’ll need that first night or two.
Organizing your move with Red Ball
To learn more about how to organize a move and how to make your move as easy and stress-free as it can possibly be, contact Red Ball for a free moving quote. We have more than 90 years experience in helping people like you move across the state or across the country. We operate in all 50 states and are adept at offering quality service at an affordable price.