6 Things To Consider When Organising Your Move

Moving is a difficult and complicated endeavor, but careful planning can help you move to your new home in the most efficient way possible.

Whether you’re moving across town or embarking on an interstate relocation, it’s important to carefully consider various aspects of the process – from packing efficiently to budgeting effectively – that can make a big difference when organizing any move.

In this blog post, we’ll examine six key points to focus on while preparing for your upcoming move – so read on if you want some expert advice!

Things To Consider When Organising Your Move

1. Create a Moving Budget

When planning your move, the first and most important thing to consider is creating a moving budget.

It’s essential to have an honest assessment of whether you can commit financially to secure whether it be for services like professional movers or discerning whether you need safely storing your belongings whether on a short-term or long-term basis.

Figuring out what you can feasibly afford will help shape how you organize the other details of your move. Establishing a budget ahead of time allows for realistic resources and planning – from the supplies necessary for packing to costs associated with locating a new home in your chosen city.

2. Make a List of What You’re Taking to the New Place

You’ll want to plan ahead and make sure that everything you’ll need (or really want) will be at your new home when you arrive. Start early, since it may take some time to ensure every item is accounted for.

Not only will this provide peace of mind – not having to worry about things being lost or forgotten – but it can also help save stress and money, as you’ll now know exactly what items need to actually be moved, plus what other items are needed if you’re short on storage space in the new place.

To complete this task easily, try breaking up the list into categories like furniture, electronics, and kitchenware.

3. Start Packing Early

Make sure you’ve got enough boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and other supplies needed to get the job done.

Pack small items together that are similar and create an inventory list of large items as they are moved into boxes so you know what is inside each box when it comes time for unpacking.

Do not forget that labeling packets according to the rooms you unpack them into is also vitally important for the easy organization once you reach your new home!

Plus, starting early leaves plenty of room for even more preparation – like reviewing any legal documents related to the building and familiarizing yourself with your new area before you move in.

4. Measure Your New Home

Taking accurate measurements in advance prevents any surprises down the road like furniture not fitting or wall hangings being hung lopsided.

To get the most accurate measurements make sure to measure each room multiple times to ensure it has been done correctly and measure each wall separately, noting any irregularities or special nature of said walls i.e., sloping or curved.

With those measurements, you can determine what kinds of furniture and décor you can fit in your new home and make sure the move itself goes off without a hitch.

5. Organize Important Paperwork

Start by gathering all important papers such as proof of address, bank statements, and IDs. You’ll also want to double-check if there are records from your doctor or dentist that need to be transferred to a new practice in your new city.

And don’t forget about any paperwork related to previous landlords! Having everything at hand before the move will significantly reduce the amount of stress during the process. It’s also a great chance to make sure you have digital copies on file for emergencies.

Organizing important paperwork should be one task out of 6 when it comes to planning a smooth move.

6. Have an Unpacking Plan Ready

Moving to a new home is a big deal – not only are you dealing with all the work of cleaning, boxing, and wrapping up your belongings, but you also have to plan for adequate storage of those belongings in the new location.

That’s why having an unpacking plan ready ahead of time can save you a lot of trouble. If you take the time in the beginning to make a plan for unpacking and organizing each room, then your move will be much more efficient and you won’t be feeling overwhelmed once all your boxes arrive.

Delineating where the furniture will go, which items will be unpacked first, and any extra tasks that need to be done quickly, such as making sure curtains were hung or pictures were hung up before the company arrives, can help calm your nerves and get the job done quickly.

Moving can be a stressful and time-consuming endeavor, but by following the 6 key considerations outlined in this blog post, it should be much easier to take on.

From creating a budget and making detailed lists to measuring your new apartment and organizing important paperwork ahead of time, taking the extra time to plan for your move can be critical for success.

Ultimately, when it comes to a move, having an effective workflow saves time, reduces stress, and leaves you with a smooth transition that you can feel satisfied with.

With both organized packing and unpacking plans ready in hand, you’ll be able to enjoy the journey of moving far more than if you had chosen not to prepare before.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.