5 Ways to Simplify Your Next Move

Moving can be overwhelming or it can be simple. Today, I have five important tips to help you simplify your next move.
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I know that moving can be frustrating and messy. However, it can also be smooth and simple. If you are considering buying or selling a home this year, I have five tips to help you jump-start your organizing right now and simplify your move. 1. Sort piles of belongings into groups: “keep,” “give away,” “maybe,” and “trash.” For the “maybe” pile, box up and seal things that you might want to keep but aren’t sure about for six to 12 months. If you don’t find any use for those items in that time period, then donate them. 2. Give yourself plenty of time. Be patient. This process of getting organized takes some time. Know that sorting through personal papers and memorabilia will take much longer than reviewing other items. Leave some extra time for the expected reminiscing that will occur.
Blocking out time on your calendar helps prevent procrastination.
3. Store your items in clear plastic bins. Using clear boxes lets you have a quick look at what’s inside. If you use cardboard boxes or colored bins, use a pen and clearly label what’s inside and which room it’s going to go into in your new home. You may also want to consider investing in a label maker. 

4. Get rid of paper. A big problem in many of the homes I see is the big paper trail that’s left from room to room. It can be magazines, newspapers, documents, advertisements, receipts—you name it. Most homeowners keep a lot of paper, which creates a lot of clutter. To reduce the amount of clutter, go through your files and scan any documents or receipts that you want to keep and shred the things you don’t. You’ll find that a lot of what you’re hanging onto are things that you don’t need anymore. Now is the time to start having documents digitally sent to you instead of by traditional paper mail. It will save you a lot of time later. 

5. Do it now! This is the most valuable tip I have for you. Block out time on your calendar for you to get organized. Putting it on your calendar should help you prevent procrastination. If you take care of things right away, you’ll find that life gets simpler. The same goes for your move. 

We would love to help you get started with your next move. If you have any questions, just give us a call at (717) 695-3177 or send us an email at Info@JoyDaniels.com. We would be happy to help you!