If you are preparing to move into a new home, this means you will have to pack up everything at your current home. In some cases, this is easier said than done. If you are a clean freak, minimalist, Cameron's parents from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, or if you are moving from a smaller apartment into a larger home, this typically isn't a problem.
However, transporting that 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California can be quite costly...
As for the rest of us, we've got work to do! We will need to dig into each room and start sorting, picking up and cleaning each space before packing anything. The last thing you will want to do is pack up all of your clutter, and bring it with you. It’s best to clean up your mess before moving; but where should you start?
Fitting your furniture, appliances and clothing into your new place is complicated enough. You won't want to allocate space for is useless paperwork, boxes and bags of trash, old toys and other disorderly collections! Be sure to follow a few key organizing tips before you pack up and leave.
FIRST... WE ORGANIZE
Start with 3 piles, divide your clothes and items into piles - KEEP, TOSS, DONATE.
WHAT TO KEEP
The stuff you need, use, and have a use for at your new home.
WHAT TO THROW AWAY
When you start going through your room be honest. Good to ask yourself "have I touched this in 6 months? Do I need it?"
WHAT TO DONATE
Helping those in need while making a fresh start. Your junk might be someone else’s treasure. Donate gently used clothing, toys and furniture to charity organizations like local shelters, The Salvation Army.
Don’t get rid of everything (this is a move, not a cleanse!). If you have the room in your new home, you can easily hang on to family heirlooms and items with sentimental significance to you and your family.
There are some apps you can download to help you organize your mess before you move. Sortly is an app that helps with organization of your belongings, keeping a visual inventory and creating labels for your packing boxes. You can also use the Snap ‘n Pack Moving Assistant app to make moving labels with a handy QR code that will list the items inside the box when you need to unpack.
Other moving apps that can help you stay organized include Home Move Pro, First Home Checklist, MoveAdvisor, and more! So, if you’re feeling anxious about organizing a big ol’ mess before you move, remember there are several steps you can take to make the process easier.
When you move, be sure to contact ONIT Concierge! We can relocate your utilities and home services in a single call. Call today: 800-610-2139