What To Do First After Moving Long Distances

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Moving, Packing |

What To Do First Once You Move

If you’ve just moved, you’re probably thinking of a million things you need to do once you arrive at your new location. In hopes of saving you a little bit of time, we’re going to give you some actionable steps to make your moving process a breeze.

Step 1: Planning

The first step AFTER you’ve moved to a new location is planning. It’s very important to plan out what rooms will serve what purpose. In the light of saving time, it’s critical to make sure you have a plan for what you’re going to unpack and where. Depending on the size of your new home, this may take some time but it’s well worth it. The last thing you want to do is start unpacking boxes first, and then figuring out where everything is going to go. Ideally, you’ll have all of this decided before hand so the movers can distribute your boxes in the correct rooms of the house. If packing went smoothly, each box should be properly labeled. When you take shortcuts on packing, you’re only putting of the time you think you’re saving until later when it comes time to unpack. So remember, save yourself time by precisely planning to the best of your ability where you’ll be unpacking specific boxes and items.

Step 2: Unpacking

After you’ve come up with a plan for distributing your belongings, it’s time to start unpacking. Unpacking, like mentioned above, can be a breeze if you didn’t cut corners before hand. In most cases, when hiring a professional moving company, like this northern Virginia moving company, their packers will take care of everything from A to Z, while thinking about the unpacking process. If you self-packed or are planning on self-packing, please make sure to take the extra time to label and wrap your items for extra safety. You’ll wish you did instead of saving 30-60 seconds of time during the pack-up. Packing and un-packing can be one of the most tedious parts of the moving process but once it’s over, it’s over. After you’ve planned and unpacked, it’s time to organize.

Step 3: Organization

After you’ve unpacked your moving boxes, it’s time to start organizing. Organization is an important step because of the benefits one can receive from having their belongings organized properly. Being properly organized has been proven to provide excellent benefits like becoming more balanced. Don’t underestimate the mental effects that organization can have on you. When it comes mental benefits, organizing your belongings can provide you with an increased sense of peace of mind. By keeping your mind clear, you can accomplish so much more. You’ll easily save time in the future because you won’t have to look for things you misplaced or spend time shopping to replace those items that just can’t be located until they’ve been replaced. We’ve all been there.

Another simple benefit from organizing is increased productivity. By allowing yourself to take the time to organize your items after a move, it will come back in the form increased focus and better direction, all of which will save you more time! In the end, time is your most valuable asset and anything that can give you more of it, is something worth considering at the very least!

Also, if you tend to have a lot of deadlines and time limits to meet, organization will help things better fall into place within your daily life. Don’t underestimate the power of simple organization!

Another overlooked benefit is reduced clutter. Those who spend the time to organize find themselves much less cluttered. Physical clutter often leads to mental clutter, so take the time to organize and reduce your chances of being slowed down by a cluttered mind. No one has time for that!

The last benefit we will mention from organization is it will help you achieve your personal goals, when one is organized, things are much easier to accomplish. If you can keep things around you in a way that you know what’s going on at all times, it allows you to put your focus on your personal goals, which is something we all should never lose sight of!

Step 4: Enjoy!

If you’ve taken the time to read through this entire blog post, you’re halfway there. The next step is to put these steps into action. If you’ve just recently moved or are planning a move in the near future, give these steps a shot! We guarantee they will save you time, money, and sanity in the end! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! We appreciate all of our viewers, we hope this post helped!

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Four Tips to Staying Organized During a Move

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Moving |

Moving into a new neighborhood can be one of the most exciting but also emotional experiences you can have. Let’s not mention the stressful part of it. You’re excited for finding the new home but still having the stress of planning and getting ready for the move. Where do I start? How do I pack and unpack my possessions? There’s so much you’re supposed to handle and keep in order during a move. However, with proper planning and getting organized, you can make everything to flow seamlessly and smoothly. Read on to lean how you can stay organized as you move.

Plan Ahead

Planning, in this case, will involve laying out a clear master moving checklist, creating a budget, writing down and comparing quotes of various professional moving companies, keeping important papers and keeping an inventory of everything that should be moved. As soon as you have the move date, schedule the moving company. Consider planning each step using a calendar. You’ll need to have a clear plan on when to schedule the moving service, start packing, and probably when you should make payment and finish the paperwork. Doing all these will give you control of everything that’s happening and help you work with what’s best for yourself.

Stock up on Supplies

You may want to set up a “moving station” where you can have all your supplies at one point. Gather supplies that will be used when packing and moving. You’ll need moving boxes. Let’s just say that’s a must. Other supplies needed include labels, garbage bags, markers, packing tape, masking tape, cleaning supplies, zip lock bags of all sizes, box cutter, step tool and other supplies. Make sure you’ve selected the right boxes. Don’t wait until it’s too late before you run to the nearest store looking for supplies.

Label Boxes

We’re discussing how you can stay organized as you plan for your move and even during the moving day. Make everything easy for yourself, friends, and moving professionals by ensuring all boxes are labelled. You’ll be able to unpack all your possessions so easily since you can tell what’s packed inside. Furthermore, you’ll be able to keep track of your belongings when you arrive at the destination. No matter the labeling system you use, it will help you have a stress-free move.

Declutter

Only spend time and your energy on items that you’ll keep. This is the time to donate and declutter some of the things you don’t need or you won’t be using anymore. The best time to sort through your possessions is when moving. Only keep what you need and love.

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