So you’re a neat freak: that’s a good thing! You like order amidst a world of chaos, and thrive on everything being in its place. A major residential move, it stands to reason, would put you into a tailspin. But it doesn’t have to; with meticulous planning and attention to detail, you can get through the move with all your belongings intact. Just remember: labels are your friend!
Tips FOR a Seamless MoveCheck out these handy tips on how to manage your move without losing your sanity. With the right planning, and the right partnership with a trusted moving company, you will settle into your new digs as seamlessly as possible.
Buy a Business PlannerWhether you use a hard copy or a software version, get a business planner and use it. Use this book to write down all details involved in your move, including important sates, reminders and to-do lists. It’s best if you get a padfolio planner with one page for each day of the week, featuring large blocks of space where you can jot down quick details, says Good Housekeeping. It’s also a good idea to purchase a zippered pouch where you can easily store business cards and receipts. Take notes when you speak with your movers, and list your expectations and any challenges that go along with them. Use this book to keep a budget so you can stay on track financially.
Create a Survival BoxIf you have a family with kids, this is especially crucial to your move, but anyone who likes to plan ahead can benefit from this. Grab a crate, cardboard box or bin and fill it with all the essentials you’ll need for the first day in your new home or apartment. This will help prevent the need from rifling through boxes and boxes on your first night looking for paper plates to eat on. In this box, include items like:
- Coffee maker/coffee/mugs
- Laptop, chargers, phones
- Toys and comfort items for kids
- Toilet paper
- Paper plates/bowls/plastic utensils
- Small first aid kit