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De-cluttering for a Long Distance Move
Downsizing is disposing of the things you think and feel expendables because you are moving to a smaller space. De-cluttering is purging your home of the items accumulated over a period of time that you don’t need or want. These two activities are a seemingly simple and easy process but they’re not. You are going through periods of your life when these things meant something or find utility in them. The feeling of holding onto the memories through the things might stop you from being successful. Or you might overdo it that you’ll end up giving away things you still need unknowingly. Here are some ideas you can consider before and while de-cluttering your home for your move:
Take measurements of the space you are moving into.
From these measurements you’ll be able to identify the furniture you can retain and what should be sold or given away.
Initially get 3 boxes, designate each box for things you need,
occasionally need and don’t need at all. List the contents of each box on top or on the side of the box. This way you know where things are and won’t cause any confusion. This is also to ensure you won’t give away your pot and pans or silverware.
For clothes, do the same process,
clothes you use regularly, seasonal clothes and don’t wear or never worn. You can further slash the contents of seasonal clothes to the ones you really need for a particular season such as winter coats, boots and your collection of flip flops.
Make sure you have enough storage in your new home.
The point of de-cluttering is to dispose of what we assume is clutter and be organized. So you have to make sure that you have storage for things that are seasonal or occasional. Maximize storage spaces in the new space, open wall shelves, beds or sofas with storage space underneath.
You can work at de-cluttering as you’ve downsized.
Once you’ve relocated and find there are still too many items that you want to dispose of, do so immediately and don’t procrastinate.
Always double-check your containers/boxes.
You might miss essential items that you’ve accidentally placed in the disposing box. Then you end up buying new stuff.
The point of downsizing and de-cluttering is to save on space in your new home. And you also save on the cost of moving. You make money by selling the items you don’t need and if you donate to charitable institutions, you can deduct donated items on your income tax return.
Kids and Relocation: Make the Move Fun for the Whole Family
Relocation is a big adjustment for kids. Moving to a new community and school can be stressful on children. Ease this stress by including them into the plan of relocating and making them feel excited and give them something to look forward to in moving. Kids need help in coping with relocating, leaving their friend and favorite spots. They need to know that you have their back. They need to know your love will protect and keep them safe during this transition. In time, they’ll make new friends and find new places to call their own. But until then, you have to be there for them.
One way to ease the agitation of moving is to include your child in selecting the new house.
This way, he or she feels a part of the process and not just a mere observer. Take them house hunting and let them pick out their rooms. Tell them to think of ways to decorate their rooms. In this manner, they have something to look forward to in your new home.
Let them pack their own stuff and favorite things in a special box just for them.
Mark the box with drawings, stickers and keep it close to them as possible during the move. By giving value to your children’s “treasures”, they’ll feel you care for their personal belongings. Encourage your children to give away toys that they don’t play with. Have a donation box and tell them to put the things they don’t want and don’t use in it. This teaches them to minimize on the things they need and use and also saves you from packing unnecessary items.
Do something fun the day or night before the move or during the move.
Take your children to their usual haunts such as the ice cream parlor, the mall, lunch or dinner at their favorite restaurant, talk about the good days they had in these places and assure them that they’ll find cool places in the next community you’re relocating to. During the move, stop for a treat such as an amusement park, a hotel with a pool or anywhere that they haven’t been. Somewhere you are sure will take out the stress and anxiety of the children and yours too.
Ease the stress and anxiety of relocation in children, do things together from the start such as house hunting until the end, unpacking and decorating their new rooms. Moving with children is a stressful ordeal, take a huge load off your back by hiring a trusted local moving company to ease some of the burdens while you take care of your children and have fun with them in the process.
Moving to a Smaller House? Unload the Unnecessary
New beginnings such as moving to a new home are exciting, a new start in a fresh community to explore. But reality bites hard, especially if relocating calls for moving into a smaller house where there is no room for your Star Wars collection, your kids’ baby clothes and 10 of the winter coats and boots you have stashed in the garage; and the list of items accumulated over the years goes on and on.
Start Early, Slow and Small
Looking at the activity of downsizing can be overwhelming as a whole and if you’re like me, you’ll try to procrastinate until the last minute. In that event you’ll be giving away your favorite jeans by mistake. Start as early as 1 or 2 months before your scheduled move. Starting slow by working at one area for a day then move on to the next. Begin small by dividing the areas such as bathrooms, your closet and dresser or the pantry.
Papers, bills and outdated documents
Over the years we accumulate so many papers that aren’t useful, redundant and outdated. Get rid of these, comb through all your documents and segregate the junk from the really important documents, make digital copies of documents but still keep the originals. We tend to keep credit card billing statements, and but please you can throw away the ones dated 1999. As a rule, keep utility billings 6 months old up to the current ones and credit cards, a year and a half.
Expired Food, Ingredients and Outdated Products
Let’s face it, we are guilty of doing this one way or another. Expired food, canned or packed in plastic or foil, ingredients such as herbs and spices sitting at the back of the cupboard pantry. We are silly creature unwilling to throw away stuff even if these are already poisonous and taste like sawdust. Throw these away. Don’t even think twice. Same thing with shampoos, hair and skin care products that you’ve stocked up but weren’t able to use. Throw away outdated items, don’t sell or give them away.
We have all our quirks on how we accumulate things over the years. We’re all guilty of collecting stuff we don’t actually use or have no use for. So pick up those boxes and get moving clearing all that clutter!
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How to pack efficiently for your move
One of the biggest chores in moving is packing and unpacking. Most people think that they can do this in a day or two before the actual move. But if you’re packing your stuff yourself, you want to be fast and efficient and organized so as not to miss items, this way, unpacking can also be done quickly. Efficiency in packing can’t be measured in fastness but well thought out packing, fast enough to finish a few boxes in a day. Your items are well maintained and secure inside the boxes. Here are some helpful tips to help you pack efficiently for your move:
I know you’ve heard this before, but this is a time proven way to efficiently pack your stuff,
start early. Start packing as early as a month or two or three weeks before you move. Start with the unnecessary or least used such as decor, your grandmother’s silver, china and books. You don’t need these on a daily basis so they should be packed first.
Designate a packing station where you can pack in peace, and be able to store the boxes that are already full.
This could be the dining room or an unused guest room. Make sure you have all the things you need in the packing station, built-up boxes, a couple of thick markers and lots of packaging tapes and other materials. One key to efficient packing is momentum. Once you have it, go for it until you feel tired. So keep all packing materials close.
Don’t pack empty
dressers and chests. When moving, people tend to overdo it by unloading dressers and chests to save on weight but they aren’t. In fact, if the chest is still half full, fill it up some more to save on boxes and space in the moving van. This way you save yourself on time unpacking once you get to your new home.
Label your boxes on the top and sides.
To save time in putting things where they belong when unpacking, label each box. This also save you time in unpacking as you’ll know which are the necessities once you’ve moved in and which box can be unpacked at a later time.
Efficiency is more than just how fast you pack but also how effective you are in the process as well as in unpacking your items once these are unloaded to your new home. The secret to efficiency is to be organized at all times so you won’t miss any item and save you the trouble of making mistakes.