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Top things to organize before moving

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June 7, 2014 |

Are you about to make a big move across the country but don’t know where to start? Thankfully, you aren’t alone. Every year millions of people transplant their lives to a new city whether it is for a job, relationship, or just a change of scenery there is still much that goes into the process of moving. Of course, the better prepared you are the less problems will arise later in your move. If you need a little help organizing your top things checklist then check out our organization check list to get you started.

  1. Start going through things you need and don’t need. Before you can truly determine the most important things in your household, you need to analyze what you don’t need. Getting rid of excess clothes, furniture, and paperwork will make your life so much easier when it comes time to start packing boxes. If you sort through and find that you have bags full of clothing, donate them to your local Goodwill. Not only will you be organizing your items but you will also be helping out someone in need. Start doing this as soon as you decide to move.
  2. Get together all of your paperwork. From doctor’s transcripts to vet records, it is important to have all of your paperwork in order before you move. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the other side of the country with no way of getting the paperwork you need when you need it. Get this together about 8 weeks before your move.
  3. Send out change of address information to necessary parties. Make sure every important company has knowledge of your change of address and send them the necessary information so you have a smooth transition to your new home. Do this about 2 weeks before your move date.
  4. Separate irreplaceable items. Instead of packing your family pictures, cameras, and jewelry in boxes, keep them separate so you can have quick access to them once you arrive in your new home. If these items aren’t kept separate you could lose them, which would be a heartbreaking way to start your new life.

Stay organized by following the list above and you will likely have a smooth transition to your new home.

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