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There are several stepsthat are essential to any moving process, and one of the biggest isorganization. Staying organized and focused throughout your movewill often help you save both time and money.
At CMS Relocation & Logistics, we’re proud to offer full-service moving services, from local Seattle moves to long-distance and even international moves. We cover both residential and commercial moving needs, and helping our clients get and remain organized during their move is one of the key benefits we often provide. What are some of the top recommendations we make to clients on what they can do to keep their move organized while saving time and money?
Here’s a rundown of several good approaches.
Moving often involves a number of different tasks or specific projects, and it can be easy to lose track of what needs to be done and when. A great way to keep everything straight is to create an initial moving checklist of all the steps or tasks you’ll need to complete before, during, and after your move. This can be as simple as a list on a piece of paper or in a notes app on your phone, or you could even use a more comprehensive checklist app or tool.
Once you have your list, start breaking the tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps. For instance, if one of your items on the list is to pack up all your belongings, you can further break that down into specific rooms or areas. This will help you focus on one task at a time and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Unsure of where to start with a moving checklist, check out ours here.
There are all kinds of different packing and labeling supplies available that can make your move much more organized, efficient, and straightforward. These can include everything from colored labels and markers to help you label boxes by room to packing paper, bubble wrap and other materials to help keep your belongings safe during transit.
Finding the right packing material and boxes can make all the difference in keeping your goods both organized and protected. We recommend boxes from a moving company directly at they tend to be much more sturdy than the boxes you might purchase from a local hardware store.
Part of the immense value of professional movers like ours at CMS Relocation & Logistics is that we can help take some of the burden and stress off your shoulders during a move. From packing up your belongings to transporting them to your new location, we can handle as much or as little of the moving process as you need.
This can free up your time and energy to focus on other tasks related to your move, such as getting settled into your new place, and can help ensure that everything is done correctly and efficiently. Even if you were originally planning on completing a certain task yourself, but eventually realize that it’s too much of a time commitment and will limit your ability to stay organized in other areas, we’re happy to sub in and help out.
There will also often be a number of specific contacts you’ll need to reach out to in connection with your move – from utility companies to your landlord or property management company. Keeping a master list of all these contacts can save you time and hassle down the road, and help you stay organized throughout your move process.
For many people, especially those moving from a larger home to a smaller residence, decluttering is an important step in the moving process. As you go through your belongings and begin packing them up, keep a separate donations area for any items you no longer need or want but are still in good condition.
Youcan then take the time to donate these items to a local charity or thrift store. This can help lighten your load during the move, and also reduce the amount of clutter and help lower the cost for your move so that you aren’t moving items you no longer plan to keep.
By following these tips, you can help make sure that your Seattle move goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Staying organized throughout the moving process can save you time, money, and stress, and will help ensure that everything is done correctly and on schedule.
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