Making the decision to move to a new place is a big one. Once it’s officially made, it’s time to think about packing up all of your items for the big day. If you’re not really sure where to start, here are some helpful tips that we suggest to get you on your way.

Figure Out Your Timeframe

One of the biggest struggles that people face in regards to moving is not giving themselves enough time to do it properly. Most wait until the last minute and end up stressing out throughout the entire move. Instead, take a moment to really plan out your intended timeframe.

Figuring out the right timeframe can be challenging at first. Obviously, the more items you have, the longer it’s going to take you. However, start with realistically thinking about how long it will take you to pack up a room. Bedrooms and bathrooms are likely going to be easier to pack than your kitchen. Physically write out all of your rooms and the amount of time it will take to pack. This should give you a fairly decent idea of how long it will take.

Color-Code Boxes

One of the best ways to stay organized during your move is to color-code your boxes. This will make it super easy for the moving company or your extra help to determine just what boxes go where when you get to your new home. An easy way to do this is to pick a color for each room in your home. Say your kitchen may be red, your bathroom may be blue, and your living room may be yellow.

You’ll want to make a master list so that you know what color is associated with each room. You don’t have to get extravagant and buy boxes in each individual color. Rather, simply pick up some duct tape in each color that you’ll be using. This is a simple indicator that anyone can see who handles the box. When you get to your new location, simply attach the master list to your front door and let the easy unloading begin.

Get Rid Of The Clutter

Clutter is one big challenge when it comes to moving. When you look around your current home, there are probably many items that you don’t even use. In fact, you may not even remember how you obtained them in the first place. The thought of packing up those excess items and taking them to your new home will just mean more clutter in your new pad.

Instead, you can contact Removal Solutions by koik! We’re a junk removal company that will come free of charge to remove items from your home that you no longer wish to have. Think of us as a helpful friend that can prevent you from over cluttering your new home with items you don’t even use. Plus, think about the time that we’ll save you from having to worry about getting rid of all those unnecessary items while you’re trying to move. Contact us today at 540-413-8414.