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Easy Move: How to Organize Your Belongings When Relocating

Written by Posted On Friday, 02 June 2017 15:30

For a less stressful move, it is important to be organized. One of the biggest challenges of moving is handling all of your belongings. These four tips will help you to sort through, organize and pack your belongings for a smooth moving process.

Sorting Like Items

Organizing your belongings for a move should begin with sorting groups of similar things. For example, gather up all of your books and put them in one spot. Do the same for dishes, electronics cords and other items. You might be surprised to find that you had pairs of scissors in every room of the house or brownie pans in the kitchen and storage areas.

Removing Broken, Unneeded, and Duplicate Belongings

During or after sorting your belongings into piles of similar items, remove items that are broken. You don't need to bring them with you. Recycle or shred documents and manuals for appliances you no longer own. Donate duplicate belongings. If there are seasonal items you have not used in at least two years, you probably don't need them. Arrange for a charitable organization to pick up donations before you move.

Scheduling Moving Services

Moving services help to facilitate a smooth move to your new home or apartment. The movers could even do your packing for you. Some moving companies, like Walsh Moving & Storage, know that this would save you a lot of time. If you do the sorting and organizing beforehand, the movers will have less to pack. This could help to lower the cost of your move.

Labeling Your Boxes

Once you have sorted through your belongings, removed what is no longer helpful, functional or enjoyable to you, it is important to carefully pack them. If you are simply hiring freight movers to load and transport your belongings, you will need to do the packing yourself. Take care to accurately label all of your boxes. Try a system such as "Kitchen #1/5" and "Bedroom 1/10." This will make it easier to stay organized during your move and while unpacking. Consider creating an inventory of what is in each box.

Be sure to choose sturdy boxes to organize and pack your belongings. Remember, the fewer things you must pack, the less time it will take to unpack and get your new home organized and put together. Be ruthless in eliminating what you really don't like, need or use. Bless someone else or a charity with those items. Keeping track of your things is easier when there are fewer of them.

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Rachelle Wilber

Rachelle Wilber is a former real estate agent now turned freelance writer that specializes in home realty, mortgage, and building. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies.

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