We know moving from one home to another is not the most enjoyable experience. Hundreds of objects suddenly seem meaningless, boxes filled with all kind of things, stress related to transportation arrangements and costs, etc. If it is planned in time, however, the process can become significantly smoother. We propose you to approach it from a new perspective: be enthusiastic about the new place and the possibility to rearrange the objects into a new functional scheme; see the relocation as a new start and take the opportunity to simplify your life by giving up all unnecessary things.
Here is a list for staying organized while packing for your move.
- Two months before the move:
Decide which contracts you have to conclude for your new home
- 6 weeks before the move:
Decide if you are going to hire a professional relocation company
- 5 weeks before the move:
You can start having fun sorting some things out.
Purchase shipping boxes and start storing things by category. Do not forget to use labels on each box, to know what is inside.
- 3-4 weeks before the move:
Pack the things you do not use frequently: clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, papers etc.
- 2 weeks before the move:
Continue sorting things and, if you move home appliances, make sure they are clean and functional.
Confirm your arrangements with the moving company
- The days before the move:
Make sure that every family member (if any) packs a hand bag with essential things, as if they were on a 2-week vacation. Create your own hand bag with necessary things, documents, cards etc.
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