One of the biggest challenges of moving is trying to keep everything organized and staying on top of your to-do list. Moving can be stressful and overwhelming, at Zippy Shell we want to make moving simple and alleviate some of the common challenges.
What happens when you multiply your move by the number of family members you have?
Things just got a little more complicated. Not to worry, Zippy Shell is here to help! We’ve collected the best organization tips we could find to help make sure your whole family makes it your new home as seamlessly as possible!
Reserve your Move as Soon as Possible:
As soon as you have a move-in date, book your movers! Especially if you are planning to move during the spring and summer which is peak season in the moving industry. Availability for moving companies can fill up fast and you don’t want to get stuck with a lackluster moving company simply because you waited too long to get on their calendars. This will give you enough time to rearrange your family calendar and make sure the week of the move is clear of any other time commitments. For example, you’ll have plenty of time to let the coach know your kids won’t make soccer practice that weekend or to ask your in-laws to consider coming to visit that weekend to entertain the kids while you move.
Partner with a Zippy Shell:
You need a mover that is not going to treat this move like it’s your problem. You need a mover who is willing to take the burden off of you during your move out and move in. Zippy Shell provides exceptional moving services, ensuring that we handle all the heavy lifting while you focus on getting your family settled into their new home. Just another item to cross off your to-do list!
Get the Right Supplies:
Right after you book your move, order your moving supplies! The earlier you have your supplies the sooner you can start packing to avoid having to rush through it all right before your moving day. Make sure to buy sturdy boxes, lots of packing grade tape, markers to label boxes, and blankets to protect your furniture from scratches. Purchasing the right supplies means you don’t have to deal with broken boxes that might lead to having to pack up your stuff once- then repack it into new boxes.
Study up on Packing Tips:
Take some time to research packing tips that will help you avoid damage to your items. Make sure to share them with the rest of your family so everyone is prepared to help during the packing process. Poorly packed items are likely to get damaged during a move even with the most careful movers.
Make a Packing Schedule:
Make a schedule of when every room in your house needs to be packed by. Start with the rooms that you use the least and won’t miss out on using. If your kids are old enough to help pack, make daily goals for your them to accomplish every day to help you pack. For example, a goal of each kid helping to pack 1 box each every day will be a huge help for you!
Clearly label every box exactly where it needs to go. It’s very important to make sure that your whole family labels boxes with the same names so they don’t confuse movers. For instance, make sure all the boxes are labeled “living room” only and don’t accidentally have some boxes that say “den” or “TV room”. On the day of your move into your new home, hang up signs on the door of each room that match what the boxes are labeled. This little trick will make it easy for movers to get your boxes exactly where they need to be.
Make sure every single member of the family has a job that they are solely responsible for. By giving everyone one job they need to worry about, you avoid them getting wrapped up in other distractions and not finishing a task that they start. Don’t forget to check up on how everyone is completing their job throughout the day.
Before you know it, all your to-dos will be crossed off your list and you’ll be enjoying your new home with your family!