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Stay Organized When Moving with These 6 Easy Steps

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Anonymous

We all know moving is a labor-intensive process. There are countless things to do in a given amount of time, and if you forget one thing, it can affect your move as a whole. The Southern California movers at Affordable Quality Moving and Storage have put together a list of useful tips and tricks to help you stay organized during your move. Staying organized can help you reduce your stress and feel in control of the entire moving process, from beginning to end.

You can stay organized when moving by:

1. Creating a Moving To-Do List

There are numerous details to keep track of during a busy move, including logistics, financial obligations, and packing every item in your home. It can become overwhelming when you have to remember what you need to do and when you need to do it. Having a moving checklist will help you manage all the parts of your move and will keep the entire moving process organized. This is the first step toward an easy and successful move.

For more information on creating a moving checklist, check out our Ultimate Moving Guide!

2. Creating a Moving Timeline

Aside from having a moving checklist, it is also extremely helpful to have a timeline for your move that will help you organize your tasks and monitor your progress. Make sure you include all the tasks that need to be taken care of or that are a priority in your moving process. Doing this will help you have a clear idea of what needs to get done for the day, allowing you to concentrate on tasks one at a time instead of overwhelming yourself with endless tasks.

3. Getting Started Early

It’s never too early to start decluttering and packing items that you won’t need for a while. So, don’t wait to get started on that first item (or two) on your moving to-do list, and this can help you stay organized for the rest of your move. Check off each item as you complete it, along with any relevant notes or information you might need later.

4. Decluttering Before You Pack

Decluttering is one of the best ways to keep organized during a move. By getting rid of any items you don’t need or want, you’ll have less to pack and move. It’s far easier to stay organized when you are planning on unpacking and using everything that you’ve brought with you to your new home.

5. Creating a Moving Inventory

When you move, it’s easy to lose track of certain items. This can happen when boxes aren’t properly labeled or when a random item makes it into a box that gets put in storage or in a closet or garage. The best way to avoid problems with losing belongings is by making a moving inventory while you pack. This list will help you sort out your belongings and keep track of them during the entire moving process. This is also a great tool to use to determine the number of packing materials you will need and how long it will take you to pack.

A moving inventory can include:

  • A list of all boxes
  • A number assigned to each box
  • A detailed list of each box’s contents
  • The destination of each box (which room it’s going to)
  • Whether the box is going on the moving truck, to storage, or in a personal vehicle

Boxes should be labeled accordingly, with a number and destination. This may seem like a lot of work, but it a detailed moving inventory is a crucial tool in keeping organized while you move!

6. LeavingĀ It to Our Santa Clarita Moving Pros!

Moving doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Organizing for your move is important, as is getting help when you need it. As Southern California movers, we at Affordable Quality Moving and Storage have delivered the highest quality packing and unpacking, moving, and storage services to customers for well over 20 years. Our services are customizable to your needs, and our goal is always to reduce your stress while safely and securely getting your belongings to your new home or office. Our team can handle any local, long-distance, out-of-state, or international move, paying attention to your every need.

Call our Southern California movers today for a free in-home estimate at (661) 622-2636! We have locations in Burbank, Temecula, San Diego, and Santa Clarita to better serve you.