7 useful tools to help organize your move

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7 useful tools to help organize your move

  1. 1. 7 Useful Tools to Help Organize Your Move
  2. 2. Anyone that has gone through a move knows thatit can be both exciting and stressful at the sametime. Its a time for new beginnings and newadventures, but the process itself can leave youpulling your hair out if it doesnt go smoothly.Proper organization is one of the most importantfactors, because if you arent organized duringevery aspect of a move youre going to haveproblems. Here are 7 useful tools that will helpkeep your move organized and your sanity intact.
  3. 3. 1. NotebookA simple notebook is one of the most useful thingsyou can have for any move. With it, you can keeptrack of every task you have to perform and whenit needs to be done. You can essentially chart outthe entire move, so its right there in front of you thewhole time.Using a notebook helps you to empty out yourmind onto the pages, so you dont have to try andkeep all of the information in there for when youneed it. These days, a digital notebook of somesort works just as well.
  4. 4. 2. Moving BoxesIt seems like a given to say that you need movingboxes in order to move, but your choice of boxescan certainly make a difference. You dont haveto rush out and buy the most expensive movingboxes you can find, but it is wise to use strongboxes that are suited to the items you are moving.
  5. 5. 2. Moving BoxesSome companies sell moving boxes that areshaped like specific items to help with safe deliveryand organization at the new residence. At thevery least, use boxes that are strong enough tohandle whatever you put inside.
  6. 6. 3. Packing TapeBeing productive and moving boxes smoothly fromone house to the next will help with theorganization of moving day immensely. And astrivial as it may seem, good packing tape with adispenser will help make that happen.Sealing the boxes completely with quality tapemeans that they will stay closed during the move,regardless of any rough treatment they mayendure. Strapping tape for the bottoms of heavierboxes may also be a wise choice to help keep allthe contents inside.
  7. 7. 4. LabelsFor pure organization, nothing beats labels.Labeling each box on the top and two sides withthe contents, or at least which room it goes to willeliminate any confusion and keep the line moving.You can simply write on the boxes or use actuallabels, as long as they are easy to read and theywont come off during the move.
  8. 8. 5. Document HolderIn any move, there are a lot of importantdocuments to get from Point A to Point B. Thingslike passports, birth certificates, marriage license,tax records and insurance papers can get lostpretty easily if you are organized.The key is to keep them all together in one spotand a secure document holder like a zip-up fabricenvelope or a briefcase will usually do the trick.Whatever you use, just be sure you can close itsecurely so nothing can fall out.
  9. 9. 6. Storage UnitIts not uncommon to have extras left over after amove that dont have a spot in the new place, orto have to wait for a time between leaving oneplace and moving into another. For either of thesesituations, a storage unit is a great solution.Storage units give you that extra space to leavemoving boxes or furniture or anything else youcant bring, but arent ready to part with. And ifyou have to wait to move in, a storage unit makesa great temporary home for your things.
  10. 10. 7. The TelephoneThe telephone is another one of those no-brainersthat has to be mentioned when discussingorganization and moving. The phone is used toarrange the movers, work out estimates, cancelutilities, arrange for storage, change your addressand many other crucial tasks.Keep in mind that starting the planning andarrangements as early as possible will always giveyou the best chance for a smooth and organizedmove.
  11. 11. Referenceshttp://www.midtownstorage.ca/tips.htmlMidtown Storagehttp://www.carefreemoving.ca/moving-tips/blog/55-essential-moving-day-suppliesCarefree Movinghttp://www.boxesovernight.com/moving-checklist.htmlBoxes Overnight

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