If you have been in a disorganized room or stay in one yourself, you know it can be quite tricky to sort it during relocation. It is recommended to have a cleaning session for the mess prior to relocating to avoid taking unnecessary junk and have a fresh start at your new place.
Most houses have a disorganized space with toys all over the floor, cartons of old papers, shoe and clothing collections or any other kind of mess. With such a disorganized space, it can be difficult to be decisive on where to begin sorting. For those who have such a mess to deal with, Miracle Movers has some tips that will help you figure out how to organize for relocation:
- Organize your belongings before placing them in cartons. Have three piles for all your elements: ‘take’, ‘trash’, and ‘give away’. Doing away with what you no longer need can be refreshing since you do not have to worry about packing too much stuff. Consider handing out items such as clothes, furniture, and toys that are still in good condition to local charities. They may no longer serve a purpose in your life, but they may make a difference in another’s. However, hang on to items that are of sentimental value such as objects that have been passed down through family generations.
- Pack an essentials box. An essential bag holds everything that you will need the first few days after relocating. Having belongings such as a toothbrush, toilet paper, soap, and other essentials saves you the stress of having to look through all your cartoons trying to find them. In addition, this bag should be with you at all times and not with the relocating crew, since your belongings may take a while to arrive to your new place. Having all the important items with you will help you stay fresh and prepared before the unpacking process is completed.
- Mark all your relocating containers. The importance of putting labels on all the cartons that are being moved cannot possibly be overstated. This saves you a lot of time since you do not have to take out the contents of the box to know which room it should be put in. Using markers to categorize the cartons according to their respective rooms will help you sort them easily. Once your belongings arrive at your new home, have the relocating team place all boxes in their assigned rooms. There are various ways you can label your containers. The first and most common way is the use of a marker to label the room like ‘Living room’ or ‘Bedroom’. Another way is the use of a variety of colored labels for different rooms. For instance, a bedroom can be orange, a living room can be red, a kitchen can be purple, etc. Colored marker pens can be used instead of colored labels. You can also include a detailed list of the objects within each container to make the unpacking process easier.
- Give a relocating application a shot. Being in the digital age, it is only expected that there are available apps to help you in your relocation. A fine example is Snap‘n Pack Moving Assistant app that makes the use of QR codes to help you identify the contents of each box during unpacking. Another helpful one is Sortly. This relocating application helps you keep a detailed inventory and create labels for each carton using photos. Other available apps include First Home Checklist, Home Move Pro, etc. These apps are available on most mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows.
Follow these helpful tips when sorting and relocating any disorganized space and you will have an easier and less worrisome relocating process.