In today's fast-paced world, many people feel exhausted and overwhelmed. especially when they have a big move coming up. Packing up and moving to a new home can seem like an insurmountable task when you're already overwhelmed, exhausted, and short on time. But the strategies listed below can help you do it.
Don't Worry About Donating
So many advice columns and moving guides advise you to get rid of anything extra before you move. Sure, this leaves extra space in the moving truck and may save you a few boxes. But donating can also take days to decide what you want to sell, donate, or throw away. It also adds more decisions for you to make.
If you're already short on time and patience, just plan on packing up everything and taking it to your new home. You can sort through it and donate unneeded items later when you unpack or are less stressed.
Make one Room the "Command Center"
A disorganized space will make your mind feel similarly haphazard and jumbled. It's hard to maintain a pristine, organized home when you're in the process of moving, but the command center strategy can help. Select a room in your home that you don't use often, and pack up its contents. Then, use that home as your command center throughout your move.
The room you'll pack up last is usually a good place for the command center. The kitchen is always a safe bet.
Keep your moving boxes, tape, and important moving-related paperwork in your command center. When you have a piece of furniture to disassemble or dishes to wrap up, do so in your command center.
When you're feeling overwhelmed by the idea of moving, you can just shut the door to your command center. When you close the door you'll be able to enjoy an organized, tidy and safe environment. When you're ready you can face the rest of your home.
Create a Moving Calendar
A moving calendar is basically a large to-do list, that divides the tasks by day. On your moving calendar, write down when you will complete each moving-related task. From moving estimate appointments to calls to your new landlord, each task should be written on the date you plan to complete it. As you discover new moving-related tasks you must complete, add them to the calendar. Physically seeing everything written down will reassure you that you do have time to get everything done.
Use a physical paper calendar or white board--not a smartphone app. Experts suggest that writing things down with pen and paper, rather than on a phone or tablet, can more effectively inspire you to get them done.
The best way to get your meandering thoughts out of your head, when it comes to a move, is to create a moving calendar.
Find a Great Moving Company
When you're in a rush, it's tempting to just hire the first moving company you come across, so you can check that obligation off your list. But hiring the wrong moving company will just make moving more difficult if they don't offer the level of service you expect. Get on-site estimates from several companies, and don't just go with the cheapest one. Look for a company which:
• Offers flexible moving packages that you can customize to your needs.
• Is willing to show you testimonials and reviews from past customers.
• Is up-front about their fee schedule and rates.
• Gives you a contract in writing.
• Shows you proof of liability and value protection insurance.
Two Guys & A Truck offers flexible, reliable, and budget-friendly moving services in the Indianapolis area. Contact us today to request a quote. If you currently feel like you're drowning in boxes and to-do lists, we can help. We'll make your moving experience simple and enjoyable.