While packing and preparing for a move feels like a daunting task, there is a large slice of the population for whom finding the right motivation makes all the difference.
There may not be statistics readily available on the percentage of Americans who greatly appreciate organization, but there are studies that show most of us are overwhelmed by our stuff and don’t know what to do with it all.
The National Association for Professional Organizers (NAPO)—yep, that’s a thing!—released some findings a few years ago revealing that nearly 80% of us find organizing our belongings too complicated a task. Therefore, we allow our possessions to just build up.
An Organized Home Begins with an Organized Move
Using your impending relocation as an opportunity to better manage your belongings begins with being organized with the move first.
The long list of tasks that accompany a move can be overwhelming in and of itself. However, if you start early and stick with the plan, then organizing your move like a pro can lead to effectively sorting your possessions as well.
Technology Can Become Your Best Tool
Staying organized is as easy as creating a file on your computer and using apps to keep everything together. While that may not sound like fun for many of us, the result will be well worth the effort.
Combining moving checklists, scanning receipts along with other paperwork, collating contact information for utility companies, and maintaining other updated information in one place saves time later when you need to locate details.
There’s An App for That!
Using apps on your smartphone like the notes app provides a great means to stay organized. Third-party options such as Evernote, Notion, or Google Keep also work well. Scanning apps like Scannable even sync directly with certain note apps as well.
Keeping checklists, shopping lists, and organizing items by boxes according to their label or room destination provides the opportunity to become proficient with these applications.
Those who put these systems to good use during a move will understand their value and transferring these processes to other areas of life will become natural. The result is greater organization!
An organized move also requires the right professional moving company. For help making sure your move stays organized, call All Points Moving & Storage at 860-530-5109 or get in touch online today!