Organizing Your Move or Relocation

Domestic moving can be viewed as a huge hassle that brings out the worst parts of our stress and anxiety. Well, it doesn’t have to be. A lot of the hassle from moving comes from procrastination and lack of planning. When given enough time and the proper resources, moving doesn’t have to be as traumatic of an event as we make it out to be. Reducing stress can be achieved through two main concepts, timing and organization.

Timing is all about leaving the appropriate amount of days or weeks to enable proper packing and placement. For small apartments this can be a matter of days, but for large homes with lots of stuff inside it can sometimes take a month or more to get everything properly packed. The key here is to work slowly but consistently. Don’t stress yourself out by trying to get everything done as quickly as possible. Do a little bit at a time but at a steady rate and you will have everything packed in time for the move.

Organizing is work that is mostly done before the move, but has the most benefit during unpacking. There’s lots of different ways to organize your household items and make sure that nothing gets lost. Some people keep it as simple as writing labels on the boxes for where stuff belongs. Others find it easier to create color codes that can be spotted more easily. Either way, it’s a good idea to keep items for the same room together. Some people go as far as keeping inventory of every item in a list on a spreadsheet. While this is probably helpful, it is definitely not necessary.

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