From the tedious task of safely packing all of your things, moving to a new city or even a new apartment building creates a long list of tasks. There’s a lot to plan for, from finding a career in another state to the stress of traveling with pets. Moving from one home to another, whether it’s across town or across the world, can be a stressful experience. If you’re planning on doing it by yourself, follow her four simple tips for a moving day more organized
Label All your Boxes
When labeling packed boxes, be descriptive. Including the room in which each box should be opened, as well as notes about the box’s actual contents and a heart if the box includes any favorite things. Label a bathroom box full of miscellaneous objects, for example, a Bathrobe, slippers, tissue holder, soap dispenser, vanilla candle, and hand towels in the master bath.
Pack a Tool Kit
Don’t expect Sharpies, rubber bands, or box cutters to appear on moving day. Prepare an essential pack with scissors, tape, snacks, paper plates, and plastic cutlery, bungee cords, tie-down straps or nylon string, garbage bags, toilet paper, and hand soap for both homes. This will help both you and the movers during the move and you save a lot of time.
Bring your Papers with You
Moving involves lots of paperwork, so don’t leave yourself trying to find crucial papers. Put them in a folder and bring it with you as you move. Include contracts, receipts, medical reports, prescription documents, birth certificates, and school records, among other things. Scan those important documents and email them to yourself or save them on your phone as a backup.
One Last Tour Around Town
After making the moving day more organized, make a bucket list of things to do in your current home and community. Enjoy your favorite places once more, or travel to new places you’ve wanted to see for years. Add it to your list, whether you want one last cup of coffee at your favorite diner or a walk through the neighborhood’s most beautiful park. Make a similar list for your new home to keep the future bright.