As a parent, it can be exhausting attempting to organize your life when you are trying to move. Your kids are running around, you have toys overflowing in every room and you just can never find those two socks to match no matter how hard you try. Getting yourself organized is the number one thing you can do for yourself to make things go as smoothly as possible before the big move.
Once you get your life organized, you can easily set yourself and your family up for moving success. It’s a lot easier than you think using these helpful tips!
Use A Calendar
The number one thing to get anything organized in your life is to have a calendar and actually use it for what its purpose is. The first thing to get yourself organized is how much time you have available in the week. Set out a little time each week to go over your calendar and carve out some time each day to start decluttering, organizing, or packing.
For instance, use your Sunday night to sit down and make a plan for the week. You can write things that are non-negotiable for the week such as after-school activities, meetings, appointments you need to make, etc.
Once things are written down, you can see during the week where you might be able to add other things in throughout the day such as decluttering, organizing and packing. Having your calendar to write things down is key but also making sure that you check it so you can see how your day, week, and a month goes is essential.
By working on your calendar and checking it the first of the week, you’re able to see how your schedule looks. You also know what you have time to get done and what you may need to move for the following week.
In order to be successful, you need to use your calendar to set yourself up to make the best use of your time.
Make A List
Even though having a calendar is essential, make sure you always have a running list as well. For instance, I love having a small spiral bound notebook to write down things that I need to do before moving day right as you think of them.
So many of us remember things that need to get done while driving home or in the shower but then forget them by the time we need them. If you don’t have a notebook, sometimes I use “NOTES’ on my phone to help me as well.
Whatever works for you is a great idea.
Once you have your running list you can look at your calendar and see where you can get things done and plug them in accordingly.
It’s also good to have a list to keep you getting things accomplished right away. If you have a few minutes a few times a day, you can check out your running list and see if there is something you can get done right then and there.
Truly, it’s incredible what you can get done in just 10 minutes.
Creating Labels For Boxes
Now that you have a calendar and a running list going, now it’s time to work on labeling the items you want to take with you. These items can be categorized into simple ideas such as ‘Mom’s Clothes” or to be more specific “Mom’s sweaters” depending on what you are putting into the box.
These labels can get even more specific if you want to color-code them from room to room. Think of green markers for your boxes for the kitchen, red for the dining room, blue for the bathroom, and purple for kids’ rooms. Choose a system and stick to it and this will significantly help you in the packing and unpacking.
Labels will be vital when a service like Three Movers comes and transports your belongings. You want to know where your belongings are even before you start unpacking, this way, you save on time when it comes time to unpack and move into your new home.
Hire A Professional
It’s ok to ask for help. Repeat again with me. It’s ok, to ask a professional to help you get yourself organized in order to set yourself and your life up for success.
Who can you ask? A moving company that not only specializes in packing you up but organizing your stuff as well is called Muscle Men Movers. These labor movers in Ogden, UT specialize in not only just the labor part but also long-distance, residential, commercial, and senior moving.
If you live in Minnesota, you can hire movers in Minneapolis-St. Paul area to help you out!
They are committed to providing every customer with courteous and professional laborers who are goal-oriented and of course, organized to help make moving as easy as can be. Don’t struggle through an understaffed move when they have the resources on hand to turn what could be an extremely stressful situation into a stress-free one for you and your loved ones.
Although these tips may seem daunting, doing all of them is important for you and your family. All you need to do is start at the beginning.
Get yourself a calendar and begin using it. Once you get into a routine, you’ll find that everything else will fall into place- keeping your running list and establishing your routine and if all else, make sure to ask for help from a professional who truly wants to set you up for success for you and family during this transition.