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An Organized Move Means Less Work Settling In

September 25, 2017 | Staff

Some people love to be organized, others view it as more of a chore. No matter your personal feelings on the topic, there's one time when it definitely pays off to keep everything sorted, in order, and easily accessible; when you are preparing for an upcoming move - across town or across the country! 
An organized move doesn't only mean less time spent managing the many boxes brought into your home on the big day, it also leads to less time spent setting everything up and settling in. Here's a look at the advantages of taking the time to get organized before moving day. 
Less work for movers and your family.
Whether you're working with local movers or going from coast to coast, an organized approach to packing up your belongings saves time and labor. If you work with an experienced packing service and give them a few simple instructions about boxing up items to your specifications, professionals will take care of the rest.
If you plan to box your belongings yourself, take the time to label each one. When a quick glance is all that's needed to tell what's inside, it's easy to pull out an item that's unexpectedly needed soon after arrival. More importantly, it means placing boxes where they're needed in your new home so you don’t have to search for something you need.
Preparing a simple to-do list and rough timeline prior to your move can be enough to make sure moving day goes off without a glitch. It’s worth the hour or so you may need to create these two important items. Without a doubt they will save you hours of work later on and keep you on track.
Ultimately, the benefits of keeping your belongings organized and creating a to-do list and timeline are terrific ways to experience a smooth move, without the headaches and stress often associated with relocating.
Settling in, quickly and easily.
Picture this: Your movers are finishing up a long day's work and getting their truck ready to roll out. Nearly all of your boxes and belongings were placed in the room where you want the contents to reside in your new home. You and your family can easily unpack what's needed that day and then take a measured approach to getting the rest of the house set up in the weeks ahead.
The alternative to this productive and very organized approach will result in mass chaos. Unlabeled boxes pile up and the unpacking process requires more work, becoming a longer and more complicated process.
To achieve a quick settling in process, avoiding disorganization and bringing more frustration that necessary when relocating, simply follow these easy steps: 
- Organize your belongings and label your boxes when you - or your packers - box up your belongings.
- Make a to-do list and rough timeline for the day of the move.
- Make sure your labeled boxes end up in the right room on moving day.
- Spread out the unpacking process instead of doing it all at once.
That's it! Follow these four suggestions to make settling in much easier.
If you are ready to move, you may want to consider enlisting the services of A-1 Moving & Storage. With years of experience handling the logistics of any moving situation,  A-1 Moving can assist you with every step of the process to make your move a stress-free one.