Will you be moving your home or office this summer? It’s peak moving season and we’ve been involved in several projects recently where we’ve had the opportunity to help somone clear clutter, organize and either prepare for their move or help them unpack and get organized.
Moving is a great time to take stock of what you have, decide what’s really adding value to your home, work or life, and make decisions – do you love it or use it enough to warrant paying to move it? Has your existing home or office felt a little cluttered or stagnant? Moving can be a great way to make a fresh start (so much so that this is a technique we use with clients often, even when they’re not moving; asking them to pretend as if they were can be a simple strategy in guiding some of their “keep” or “let go of” decisions).
Whether you are moving to another state or even just down the block, you still need to pack your belongings. Is the idea of going through every room, nook and cranny a little overwhelming? Of course it is!
Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
Sort it out
Go through each and every space and sort all like items together. This makes the unpacking process much less stressful as you already know where items will go. All your shoes, kitchen supplies, etc. are all together. No opening up a box and finding surprises that don’t belong in there!
Purge those piles
This is the best time to think about what you already have and also what you really need. It’s amazing how much “stuff” we tend to accumulate throughout our lifetime. Didn’t know you had 3 blenders? Time to consider donating a couple. Be honest; the less you have to pack, the better. This is a perfect time to clear that clutter so that you only move things you love, use often and that add value to your home, work or life.
Pack it in
Now that you’ve sorted, purged and possibly donated, it’s time to really get down to business. We can physically help you pack up your things in the most efficient way possible. We will happily wrap your knick knacks with bubble paper, tape up and label the boxes – the works!
As you label your boxes, clearly indicate which room in the new space the contents are to go, as well as the basics of the box contents. We can even help you with a more detailed inventory of what’s in each box so that you can quickly find that “must have” item just after you’ve moved in.