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How To Streamline Your Next Move

Moving can be a chaotic and stressful experience. It can be hard to hold onto your sanity when your life has become a world of boxes and rotating clutter. Don’t worry, moving doesn’t have to be as insane as it seems. By taking the right steps, you can help yourself to stay sane and move safely. In fact, you can streamline your move and find everything you need on arrival if you know how to prepare during your move-out countdown.

Make a Checklist for Everything

Moving is hectic, and there is so much to take care of that it’s easy to drop a ball or two. So, make lists and check them twice. Make a checklist for packing each room, and another for preparing your house to be sold or end the lease. Make a checklist for booking the moving company and another checklist for preparing your travel plans. You can top it off with a master checklist of lists you’ve completed.

If you’ve immediately thought of a better way to organize your move, run with it. All you need is a visual and interactive plan so you can make sure you don’t miss any steps, boxes, or critical details.

Make a Checklist for Everything

Speaking of missing a box: Label everything. It’s better to label too much than too little. It can really help to sort and label boxes by room and even use color-coded tape for quick identification.

As you pack, create a master inventory of what’s in the boxes so that you know how many boxes you have per room and what they contain. This involves taking just a few notes as you go, but it can be a lifesaver when you’re looking for something while unpacking at the new house. If you are working with a professional mover, they will inventory your items for you.

Pack Your Overnight Bags

When you pack the bedrooms and bathrooms, pack the overnight bags. You will need a few day’s clothing, toiletries, medications, and personal items for each person in the household – and a small pack for each pet. You may also want to pack a bed roll and some camping gear; that first night in the house is often before the truck arrives.

Having all your stuff ready to go will really make a difference for a worry-free travel phase of your move.

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