By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
We should face it--every house has at least one space this is a whole train wreck--could be an unoccupied bedroom, the dining room, the den or garage area. It is not important which one, because when you're preparing to move to Atlanta
, they have all got to be packed up. Every single. Final. Thing. If this seems like it is too overwhelming an undertaking, keep in mind that it's not necessary to get it done by yourself--you can engage a professional mover
to do the packing. On the other hand, do you really wish to pay a person to sift through old footwear, toys and games, and great big old Televisions that you have never gotten around to throwing away? Thought not.
The initial thing you want to do with that garbled area will be to go in with a bunch of heavy-duty garbage bags, a number of cardboard boxes, and lots of determination. Decluttering may be the term that comes up the most on moving blogs, guides, and in general discussion--simply because it is the single smartest thing you can do to make sure a simple move, along with a clean transition to your new residence in Atlanta.
If you've been uncertain before about eradicating old stuff, enable the thought of laying out money to move what's fundamentally unnecessary rubbish to your new residence motivate you to get intent on sifting through aged items. Create three piles--discard, give away, and keep.
· Anything which is destroyed, worn out, missing pieces and parts, or perhaps out of date ought to be thrown away.
· Lightly worn clothing, footwear, sheets, pieces of furniture along with kitchen things could be donated. Box those belongings up, label the cartons, and get them to a charitable organization for recycling.
· You don't need a reason to keep things, however all those items which made the cut ought to have a purpose. Making you cheerful can be a purpose, hanging on to a table lamp you have never enjoyed because it belonged to Great-Aunt Edith isn't. When your mother gives you a tough time, offer her the item.
One particular surprise advantage of decluttering? Once you get the bags of trash and charitable contributions out of the house, you'll have much more area for the boxes you will be packing, and the previously messy area becomes command central for the packing venture.
Organize Before You Pack
Keep a fine thing going by organizing what is put into boxes. Even when you've employed a moving company to do the packing, their task is simpler if your belongings are sorted in some resemblance of order--either by category (shoes, linens, dishes) or by room. And in case you're pondering, yes, there are apps for your mobile phone to try to keep you on track. Sortly is an inventory management app that enables you to take a photograph of all your things and arrange it into virtual cartons before you tape up a real one and keep track of everything with QR code labels for the boxes--it can make unpacking a breeze. Snap 'N-Pack is an additional beneficial inventory app, it works a lot like Sortly and is an Apple app.
Labels and Markers--The Old School Approach
The downside of a moving app might be that--with any luck--household members will help out to pack and keeping track of who is undertaking what could well cause your cell phone to blow up, or even your brain. Whenever all hands are pitching in, resort to traditional color-coded labels, markers, as well as lists. Take an inventory of everything in the box--either in your cell phone or even in writing. Tape a paper list onto the carton; number it in case you are utilizing a digital listing. If you've got records on what is in which carton, you can use crayons or lipstick--just maintain a listing.
Take a Bag for Fundamentals
By the time you are packed up and prepared for the professional movers in Atlanta, the entire house is a disaster …. all over again. Therefore, before you end up carried away organizing, taking pics, and color coding everything, don't forget to pack an overnight bag with the necessities you'll need for a couple of days on either side of the move. You will need toiletries, prescription medications, shoes, clothes, and towels--that primary shower you take after the trucks depart is the greatest one ever--towels absolutely are a definite essential on moving day to Atlanta.
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