Are you in the process of moving? Here are some things I have learned from moving myself or supporting a client in a move.
Ready. Set. Go.
Purge. Purge. Purge. BEFORE you begin to pack. De cluttering is a process and most people pack way too early. Instead of packing, do a de clutter session. The last thing you want to do is move items you do not want to a new place.
Packing an entire house can really be done in a day or two. Designate a room to store packed boxes because leaving boxes all around your home makes your house feel in limbo. Who wants to live with boxes in your old house and in your new home?
Tip # 3:
Pack non-essentials first: books, seasonal linens, vases and artwork.
Tip # 4:
Pack the bathroom and kitchen last. Make sure you pack a survival box for both kitchen and bathroom. Take time to think about your routine and what you need at your disposal first thing in the morning.
Make sure you pack snack food and pre made meals in a cooler. Moving is very physical so fuel up on healthy snacks instead of junk food.
Label your boxes by color and identify each room with a color. I love to use colored dots: kitchen=blue dot, bathroom=yellow dot etc…
Have a first aid kit ready and available. Safety first!
Pack your clothes in wardrobe boxes. You can pop your clothes on the hang bar and then place your clothes into your new closet.
When packing your library of books start from the top of bookcase and move from left to right. Number each box by each shelf.
Use a moving company! They are experts in what they do. Besides… save those favors from friends for the next project–unpacking!
Moving can be less stressful if you have a system in place. Take your time getting your old house in order and as you arrive into your new home you will be living in an organized fashion. Are you about to plan a big move? Need support? Contact me