Moving into a condo is an exciting time, especially if it’s your first one. It’s also an incredibly stressful experience; one that can quickly become overwhelming. There are ways to make it an easier, smoother process, however, and by getting yourself organized in advance, you might find moving day to be significantly less chaotic than you initially thought.
Organize Yourself Early
The best way to ensure overall success is to organize yourself, and your family, early on in the process. Leaving details until the last minute is the best way to create chaos, so ensure that everything is taken care of early by drafting a list of each and every task that needs to be done. Divide the list by week, to make it seem less overwhelming and much more manageable. Include everything you might need to take care of, including cleaning your old home for its new residents.
Throw Out What You No Longer Need
While you are packing, create areas in your home for items that can be recycled, given away, or need to be thrown out. Chances are you’ve accumulated a lot of clutter while living in your current home, most of which you no longer need. Don’t pack anything you can’t imagine a use for within the next 12 months, and ensure that any old clothes that no longer fit are donated. This helps to cut down on the amount of things you are bringing with you, and can make unpacking a breeze.
Take Detailed Measurements Of Your New Home
Plan out your unpacking strategy at the same time you plan your moving approach. This can help you immediately position furniture and large items in the rooms and areas they are going to eventually live. In order to ensure that everything will fit where you want it to go, take detailed measurements of your new condo and plan out rooms. There are free software and online programs available to help with this task, so take advantage of the resources you have and plan out each room carefully. This cuts down on the amount of furniture relocation you’ll have to do after your move, and can speed up the unpacking process.
Clearly Label Each Box
Some people start out the packing process by carefully labelling each box with its contents and the room in which it needs to go, but by the end of packing, they are simply throwing items into a box to get the job done faster. Avoid this temptation by giving yourself lots of time to pack, starting with off-season items and working down to everyday essentials. Label each box with a brief description of its contents and the room it needs to be placed in to help unpack quickly, and reduce the amount of time you spend living among boxes after your move.
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