Moving can be stressful and tiring. Staying organized is the best way to make your move go smoothly. Here are our top tips to help you organize your move. These tips will help you avoid any anxiety or headaches that may arise from moving.
Keep a moving binder
A moving binder is a great way to organize your move as this will allow you to have all of your important documents in one place, rather than having them scattered around. You will always know where your documents are and be able to access them when you need them. This binder can hold mover information, contracts, loan documents, receipts, and other pertinent information. It can be used to store checklists, inventory lists, change of address documents, as well as checklists.
If you prefer, you can keep a digital version of a moving binder in the form of a moving organizer app. We recommend Evernote, Google Keep and Home Move Pro.
Make a moving checklist
A moving checklist is a great way to organize your move before you start. Make a list of everything you need to do for your move. It is recommended that you plan your move at least two months in advance and then focus on one task at a time.
Add moving tasks to your calendar
Writing things down is a powerful tool. You should schedule a time for each task on your moving checklist. Are you going to have to go through all your belongings and get rid of anything you don’t need? You can schedule a time and date in your calendar to do this. When and what day will you need to switch off the utilities in your old house and turn them back on in your new place?
Get moving supplies in advance
You don’t want to have to scramble for the right supplies at the last minute. It is important to have the right supplies for moving that will protect your belongings, old house, and new place. You will surely need sturdy boxes, moving blankets and packing tape and may also need packing paper, shrink wrap, floor runners, and bubble wrap.
One way to speed up the process of moving and unpacking is by labelling your boxes. It will be much easier to locate and place your boxes if you label them properly. Label the tops and sides of the boxes to make them easier to read when they are stacked.
Your best method to label your boxes is to do so by room and category. It can make it easier to label your boxes by colour and assign it to a category or room.
Take a look inside each box to see what’s inside
Create an inventory to show what’s in each box. This will allow you to take your organization to the next level. Each box should be assigned a number so that you can list all the contents. If you are looking for your toaster oven, the list should indicate which number box it is in, so you don’t have to look through every kitchen box.
Pack an essentials box
There are some items you’ll likely need right away. You should have items that you will use the first night or first few days of your new home in your essentials box. Paper towels, toilet paper and silverware need to be included in there too. Every member of the family should have their own essentials box, which includes toiletries, medication, and clothes.
BONUS TIP – Hire a professional moving company like PTM
These top tips will make your move easier. If you’re looking to save time and money, Perfect Timing Moving can help. We can manage the entire process, from packing to unpacking.
We are available 24/7, call us at (905) 424-5818 to request a quote for your full-service move today!