We usually write about Organizing here on the ole OfC Blog, but did you know that over half of our revenue comes from packing homes just like yours? And, believe it or not, there are easy things that you - the homeowner - can do to ensure a seamless transition from Home A to Home B! What do we wish ALLLLL of our clients knew? Stick around and find out!
Purge, Purge, Purge!
It may not come as a surprise, but moving is hands-down the BEST time to declutter your belongings. Imagine how AMAZING it will feel to be able to start fresh in your new place. The relief that comes from unloading extra baggage will be a VERY WELCOME feeling with all the added stress that accompanies moving.
Your move will also be WAYYYYYY cheaper with less stuff. Less physical clutter = fewer boxes and bubble = cheaper moving quote. Everybody wins!
Organizer Pro Tip: This may seem self-explanatory, but make sure to donate your items BEFORE we arrive.
Prep Your Space
The number one hold up when we arrive "on scene" is ALWAYS items that have to be taken down in order to be packed. We typically don't move TVs, so feel free to keep those up, but everything else that's coming should be removed from the walls before we arrive.
Here's a checklist of things to take down:
Shelves (that are coming with you)
Organizer Pro Tip: It's a GREAT idea to go ahead and unhook any smaller electronics that we'll be packing, as well. As much as we'd LOVE to be, we really aren't techy…WHO KNOWS what that will mean for your computer cords!
Designate a "NO-PACK Zone”. Specify an area where you can stage all of the items you need to keep available. This area will NOT be packed; therefore, you will be able to easily access the things you know you'll need for your next few days.
NO-PACK Zone (Suggested) Contents:
Clothes /Toiletries per person (act as if you're packing for a week-long vacation for each family member, INCLUDING furry friends!)
Cleaning Supplies (anything needed for that move-out sparkle)
Basic Tools (screwdriver /hammer /spackle /paint /etc.)
Packing Tape / Paper Towels / Trash Bags
Food / Paper Plates / Plastic Utensils / Cups (for a few days - again, remember pets, too!)
Organizer Pro Tip: Make sure to show us your "NO-PACK Zone" when we arrive so we make sure to leave it untouched.
With a little forethought, your home can be packed easily and effortlessly! We would LOVE to help guide you through the relocation process, and we offer services specific to what you need. "Pre-Pack Purge" sessions are also available, to help you simplify and freshen up before you arrive at your new digs!
What questions do you still have about this particular topic? Ask us in the comments below!