#6 Cleaning Things Out (Get Rid of It)
Packing and moving into a new house can be less of a chore if you remove unwanted items from your moving check list. Less is better, especially if you can save a load by selling or getting rid of your unnecessary junk all together before moving day.
- Clothes that no longer fit.
- Toys the children have outgrown.
- Electronics that are out of date.
- Books that have been read.
- Movies you will never watch again.
- Furniture that you no longer have a use for.
#5 Have a Yard Sale or Donate It
Another way to slim down your moving day checklist is to have a yard sale or donate some items. Any of the items listed above can be donated or sold at your very own yard sale. A donation could do someone, who is not as well off, a favor and you can use it as a tax right off. Also selling some items could help with moving day expenses. These expenses could be rentals or take-out food on the day of the big move.
Listing these items on a social media platform such as Facebook can help notify potential buyers of a specific item. It can also notify locals of your big sale. The more you sell the less you’ll have to pack, load, unload, and find a place for.
# 4 Plan Where to Place Your Furniture
Before moving into a new house, try to decide where you are going to place your furniture before you start moving big items.
Measure bigger items and places they might go. By doing this you will have a better idea of where items will fit and where to put them. This can save you a lot of trouble knowing where to tell the movers or your partner where to place items. Especially your bed or your children’s beds.
Beds are the centerpiece of a bedroom and are very important when moving into a new home. Other items like the couch and television are also important. A couch can shape the living room and the television has to be close to plug ins. Plan ahead and save yourself long debates while the moving help is still there.
#3 When & Where to Start Packing?
When putting together your moving out checklist there are a lot of concerns, especially where to start packing.
Start where you feel comfortable so that you get into the swing of things. Or you can start with items that you know you won’t need for the time being, just to get it out of the way. These could be the items stored in a spare bedroom or the storage closet.
Starting small with organization can be stress relieving and it may be good to start at least a week ahead of the actual moving day. By doing this you can prioritize your move and relieve some unwanted worries you may have. It can also keep you from becoming overwhelmed when the actual move arrives.
#2 Packing for Moving Day
Packing is a main concern when trying to check off items from your moving to do list. Everyone wants to make sure they have everything they need to start and to finish the job. It’s well worth the expense to have your moving day essentials all together at the time of the move so you don’t have to keep running out to the store.
Also, packing doesn’t have to all be done in boxes that you acquired from the grocery store around the corner. You can also store items in tubs or plastic containers. These can be found reasonably priced at most stores that sell household goods. You can also use these containers long term, so if you don’t get to unpacking it right away your stuff is still safe from water damage or critters.
#1 Organization on Moving Day
When moving into a new home, categorizing your belongings for the move depends on the person and how best you will remember what goes where. It is a good idea to label boxes or containers based on where they will go. So if you are cleaning out your home office and arranging items into a box it’s best to label it office. This seems to be a no brainer, but the more packing you do the less specific a mover can become, making it impossible to find or unpack anything.
When labeling items make sure it’s legible. You can also use color coating to know what boxes go where. For example, make the kitchen yellow, the living room blue, and even your kid’s room green. Also make sure that you put labels on the sides of boxes so you can still see them when they’re stacked. This means wasting less time trying to find the label, so you have more time to complete important tasks.
Save time, money, and hassle on moving day!