Preparing for a move is a good time to get organized. Moving is not always fun or easy, but if you streamline before the move it will set you up for organized bliss in your new home. Now is the time to go through "stuff" and figure out what's important.
In a perfect world starting at least six to eight weeks before the move is ideal. This will give you plenty of time to sort through your belongings, get packing materials, and begin pre-packing. Start with small areas such as a hall closet.
Determine what is trash, what is treasure and what will be donated. Once you sort through this section, all the trash goes to the curb, all the donate goes into the car to be taken away, and all the treasures are grouped then carefully packed.
Don’t seal any boxes yet. You may still come across other things which can be placed with items already boxed. For example, consolidating the linens in your hall closet with the lines from the bathroom will make unpacking a breeze.
Don't forget to label. Grab a sharpie and just highlight the most important items. This way you will know which boxes are top priority and which boxes can wait until you are more settled. You'll likely need your kitchen items well before you'd need holiday decorations.
If you begin the process of sorting and getting rid of clutter early, you'll find moving to be very easy. Even faster with less to unpack. Settling into your new home will be enjoyable thanks to the healing power of organization.
I'd like to thank the Orange County public library for hosting B Organized Today. Our talk on Hoarding and Chronic Disorganization was a huge success. Thank you to everyone that joined us.
For those of you that were unable to attend please join us at the brand new Chickasaw Branch on September 14th at 6:30pm. See you there!