3 Tips to Stay Organized During Your Next Move
Did you know that moving is often cited as the most stressful life event you can go through? That’s interesting, considering people tend to move multiple times throughout their lives. Sometimes it’s out of necessity. Other times, it’s by choice.
One of the major sources of stress when it comes to moving is feeling overwhelmed and disorganized. Despite your best efforts, you might have things packed in random boxes without any kind of system in place.
Thankfully, you can combat those organizational issues with just a few simple tips. The more organized you are from the start of your moving process, the less stressful the entire experience will be.
With that in mind, let’s look at three ways you can be more organized for your next move.
1. Use Technology to Your Advantage
There are plenty of great moving apps that you can access from the palm of your hand to help you stay organized. Some of the best include LetGo, for getting rid of things you don’t want before you move, and Sortly, which keeps a virtual inventory of all of your things with pictures, notes, and anything else you want to add.
By having these resources in the palm of your hand, you can always “check in” on where you are in the moving process. The great thing about using an app is that it can help to keep you organized even if some of your belongings are still with you and some are in a storage unit.
2. Print Separate To-Do Lists
Having a to-do list for your big move is a great idea. But, it can get overwhelming very quickly, and there’s a good chance you’ll end up forgetting something.
So, instead of making one master checklist, create multiple lists for different categories. For example, you could create a to-do list for each room, one for financial purposes, one for all of the services you’re working with, etc.
By keeping things separate, you can get more detailed with your lists, and they are more likely to get done the right way.
3. Pack a Separate Box for Moving Day Essentials
You might feel a sense of accomplishment when you have everything packed. But, be sure not to pack anything that you know you’ll need the day of your move in a box with a dozen other things. Instead, pack a “day of” box that contains things like toiletries, a change of clothes, medications, etc.
This simple little action can make your moving day, itself, much more relaxing. You won’t have to spend hours digging through various boxes to find what you need, because you’ve already organized everything to work with you from the start. If you are traveling with your family, make sure each person has their own “day of” box in order to keep them simple, clean, and not overly-cluttered.
Organization doesn’t have to be complicated, and it can make a big difference in your moving experience. Keep these tips in mind the next time you make a move, and you can experience a much more enjoyable process!